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Fundamentals of Business Administration

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Business Administration
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008
Module code: BAIBA-110
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 8V (8 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 8
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination

[updated 19.03.2010]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BAIBA-110 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2008, semester 1, mandatory course
120 class hours (= 90 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 240 hours (equivalent to 8 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 150 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAIBA-220 Balance Sheets and Cost Accounting
BAIBA-320 Business Processes in Business Administration
BAIBA-490 Culture & Civilisation

[updated 10.07.2012]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen
Prof. Dr. Günter Pochmann

[updated 05.07.2012]
Learning outcomes:
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- think in economic and, particularly, business-management terms;
- explain and classify the most important rudimentary principles of business administration;
- provide an overview of (i) basic functions in business economics (procurement management, production management, sales management, etc.); (ii) key areas affecting business production (personnel management, materials management, corporate finance, information management, etc. ); (iii) theories of business management;
- explain and resolve issues relating to the organization of workflow and structures in companies; and
- explain and resolve personnel management issues in companies.

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Module content:
Fundamentals of Business Administration
 - Basic terminology and fundamental relationships in business economics
 - Planning, decision-making, and control of business processes
 - Fundamental concepts and approaches in the areas production and sales, investment, and financing
Business organization
 - Organization of business workflow: representation and evaluation of business processes
 - Organization of business structures: principles of organization theory, basic models, project organization, management organization, organizational change
 - Interorganization
 - Personnel as a production factor
 - Recruitment, personnel selection, career development, personnel management, remuneration policies

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and problem-solving class

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Recommended or required reading:
Bea, Franz Xaver/Dichtl, Erwin/Schweitzer, Marcell (Hrsg.): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Band 1: Grundfragen. 8., neubearb. u. erw. Aufl. Stuttgart: Lucius&Lucius, 2000
Bierle, Klaus: Betriebswirtschaftslehre Band 1. 9. Auflage. Saarbrücken 2002
Bierle, Klaus: Betriebswirtschaftslehre Band 2. 9. Auflage. Saarbrücken 2002
Kieser, Alfred/Walgenbach, Peter: Organisation. 4., neubearb. u. erw. Aufl. Stuttgart: Schaeffer-Poeschel 2003
Schierenbeck, Heiner: Grundzüge der Betriebswirtschaft, 16. Aufl. Oldenbourg, München Wien 2003
Scholz, Christian: Personalmanagement, 5. Aufl., München: Vahlen 2000
Wöhe, Günter: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 21. Auflage, München: Vahlen 2002

[updated 19.03.2010]
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