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Company Succession in Practice

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Company Succession in Practice
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022
Module code: WIM22-WPM-W-404
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1PA (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

WIM22-WPM-W-404 (P450-0127) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022 , semester 2, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Andy Junker
Prof. Dr. Andy Junker

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will:
•      be familiar with the business, technical and operational aspects of business value enhancement
•       be able to apply these methods
•       be able to consider "business succession" as a special kind of "business start-up" and, in this context, introduce measures to increase the value of the business and present these in the project
•       be able to work on individual practical problems in case studies, find solutions and present them to the group
•       be able to present selected results in a final presentation - preferably with the cooperation partner SIKB - and, ideally, establish direct contact with potential company transferees.

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Module content:
1.      Current situation of company succession in Germany
2.      Business management methods for business value enhancement
        2.1.    Working capital management
        2.2.    Business valuation in medium-sized companies
        2.3.    Due diligence in company succession
3.      Technical and interdisciplinary methods of business value enhancement
4.      The "phase model" of company succession

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with case studies

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Recommended or required reading:
•       Coenenberg/Salfeld: Wertorientierte Unternehmensführung, aktuelle Auflage.
•       Junker/Griebsch: Unternehmensnachfolge und Unternehmenswertsteigerung
•       IfM Bonn: diverse Studien

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