Module manual


International Business Project

Teaching methods Seminar
Learning target / Competences

Students develop the ability to analyze, plan and implement strategic issues by linking methods and subject sciences. They know the advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualita­ti­ve methods as well as the methodological differences between different disciplines such as economics, political science and law. In this interdisciplinary context, students are able to com­bine theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Thus, they will be able to implement pro­jects in selected entrepreneurial areas. Through project work in the context of small groups, the students' social competence in particular is promoted in addition to methodological skills.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60 h
Individual / Group work: 90 h
Workload 150 h
ECTS 5.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Project Work (PRA)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Andreas Klasen

Recommended semester 6. Semester
Frequency Every sem.

Degree program:


International Business Project

Type Seminar
Nr. W0177
Hours per week 4.0
  • Methods and processes of initiating, founding and implementing research-based learning in an interdisciplinary context.
  • Theoretical approaches and practical phenomena in economics, business administration, law, sociology and political science
  • Significance of projects for acting in internationally active business enterprises as well as standard instruments of strategy development
  • Methods for planning and implementing a project such as requirements analysis, business case and structural planning
  • Calculation as well as interpretation of progress indicators and trend statements on the basis of actual and plan data as well as reporting forms
  • Methods for evaluating an interdisciplinary project in an international context

The up-to-date literature list will be announced in the lecture. Excerpt from the literature list:
Weidinger, Christina/Fischler, Franz/Schmidpeter, René, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Heidelberg 2014.
Manktelow, Aidan, Guide to Emerging Markets, 3. ed., London 2014.
August, R., Mayer, D., and Bixby, M., International Business Law, Harlow 2013.
Cavusgil, Tamer, Doing Business in Emerging Markets, London 2012.
Grath, Anders, The Handbook of International Trade and Finance, 2. ed., London 2012.
Hill, Charles, International Business, New York 2011.
Pless, Nicola/Maak, Thomas, Responsible Leadership, Dordrecht 2011.
Hofstede, Geert/Hofstede, Gert Jan/Minkov, Michael, Cultures and Organizations, 3. ed., New York 2010.
Holtbrügge, Dirk/Welge, Martin, Internationales Management, Stuttgart 2010.
Backhaus, Klaus/Voeth, Markus, Internationales Marketing, Stuttgart 2010.
Tietje, C., Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, Berlin, 2009.
Sperber, Herbert/Sprink, Joachim, Internationale Wirtschaft und Finanzen, Munich 2007.