ISP | International Study Program - Bachelor level business courses

Business courses offered in the English language
- for
incoming exchange students from our partner universities as well as for domestic students
COURSE ID COURSE TITLE
(ECTS credits /contact hours of 45 minuts every week)
SUMMER
SEMESTER
2019
WINTER SEMESTER  2019/2020 
[Regular Track: Sept. 26, 2019  - Feb. 07, 2020 | Fast Track: Sept. 26, 2019 - Dec. 20, 2019]
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020

[March 12 -
July 10, 2020]
> Courses subject area Accounting / Investment / Finance
ACC2041/
AUD3031
International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS
(3 Credits / 2 contact hours)
offered offered
Fast Track
offered
Regular Track
offered
AQM2202 Computer-Aided Analysis of Financial Markets - value at risk [summer semester offer]
(3 Cr / 2 h)
offered -- offered
BAE2292 Financial / Business Control
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BAE2340 Business Process Management
[consists of  "Business Performance Management BPM" and "Innovation Processes IP "] (4 Cr / 4h)
offered **
BPM
IP
offered **
BPM
IP
tbc
GMT1011 Foundations of Accounting [winter semester offer]
(2 Cr / 2h)
--- offered ---
GMT2101 Management Accounting [winter semester offer]
(5 Cr / 4h)
--- offered
Fast Track 
---
GMT2110/
GMT3422
Financial Management - Financial Accounting, Investments & Finance I + II 
(7 Cr / 6h)
offered offered offered
GMT3031/
GMT3422 
Financial Modelling for Corporate Finance and Corporate Valuation
(3Cr / 2h)
offered --- offered
GMT3423 Investment Banking & Corporate Finance
(7Cr / 6h)
offered --- offered
ECO1102 International Financial Markets*
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
FIN3201 Investment Controlling
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered tbc
IBU2101 Introduction to International Business [Part 1: International Markets, Part 2: Finance]
(6 Cr / 5h)
offered offered offered
IBU3602 International Corporate Finance [winter semester offer]
(3 Cr / 2h)
  offered ---
> Courses subject area Economics
BREM3001 Markets and the Economics of Natural Ressources
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered offered offered
IBU2131 Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration 
(5 Cr / 3h)

offered

 

offered
Fast Track

offered
ECO1041 Introduction to Economics and Microeconomics 
(6 Cr / 4h)
offered offered offered
ECO1012 Macroeconomics
(5 Cr / 4h)

offered

offered offered
ECO1102 International Financial Markets
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
ECO2011 International Economics
[several offers every semsester]
(5 Cr / 4h)

offered

offered

 

offered

offered

offered

offered
IBU1104 Doing Business in Germany & Europe
(6 Cr / 3h)
offered

offered 

Fast Track

offered
> Courses subject area Information Technology
BAE2035 IT-Applications
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered tbc
BAE2132 Information Technology 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BIS1101/
1102
IT-Projectmanagement
(6 Cr / 4h)
offered offered offered
BIS1111 Digital Business-Applications
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered --- offered

BIS2041

 

Business Process Management & Transactional Processing Systems
(4Cr / 4h)
--- offered tbc
BIS2101/ 3082 Electronic Markets, EDI & EAI
(5 Cr / 4h)
--- offered ---
BIS3012 Transactional Processing Systems in Logistics (advanced SAP) 
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BIS3061 Internet of Everything / Internet of Things
(3 Cr / 2 h)                                  
offered offered
fast track
offered
> Courses subject area Logistics / Materials-, Production-, Global Process Management / Supply & Value Chain
BAE2112 Production Engineering and Manufacturing 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered ---
BAE2122 Logistics 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered offered
BAE2330 Operations Management with Laboratory
(5 Cr / 4h) 
offered
OM1
OM1 Lab
OM2

Lab Safety
offered
OM1
OM1 Lab
OM2

Lab Safety
offered
BAE4056/
BAE4051
Supply Chain Management 
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BAE4152 Future Oriented Production Concepts 1 - Industry 4.0
( 3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered tbc
BAE4191

Product Service Systems 1
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered offered tbc
PAL3111 E-Business and Supply Chains 
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
> Courses subject area Management / International Business / Strategy
BAE2193 Organisation 
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered ** offered
BAE2271

Cultural Awareness
(3 Cr / 2h)

  offered offered
BAE2272 International Business 1
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BAE2291 Business Management  
(3 Cr /2h)  
offered offered offered
BAE2340 Business Process Management
[consists of  "Business Performance Management BPM " and "Innovation Processes IP "] (4 Cr / 4h)
offered **
BPM
IP
offered **
BPM
IP
tbc
BAE3270 Management Methods 2 (Negotiation Theory and Practice) --- offered offered
BAE4181 International Management
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered **

-- tbc
BAE4182

Specific Challenges in International Management
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered
 
offered
Fast Track
tbc
BAE4183 Intercultural Engineering
(3 Cr / 2h)
  offered ** offered
BAE4184 International Business 2
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
BREM3111 Methods of Quality Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered tbc
GMT3013/
GMT3421
Strategic Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered

GMT3116/ GMT3422

International Management 
(6 Cr / 5h)
--- offered offered
GMT3421 Retail Management
(6 Cr / 5h)
offered --- offered
IBU2101 Introduction to International Business [Part 1: International Markets, Part 2: Finance]
(6 Cr / 5h)
offered offered offered
IBU2123 International Management and Negotiation Skills (s)
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered --- tbc
IBU2133 Techniques in International Commerce (2 Cr / 2h) offered offered offered
IBU3090 Independent Studies
(5 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
HRM3101 Leadership
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered --- offered
LAW2051 Introduction to International Business Law
(5 Cr / 2h)
--- offered ---
SIC1104 Cross-cultural Competencies
(2 Cr / 1h)
offered offered offered
> Courses subject area Marketing / Consumer Behaviour / Media / Sales
BAE2253 International Technical 
Sales 1 
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered ** tbc
BAE4036 International Technical Sales 3
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered **
Fast Track
tbc
BAE4037 Marketing Simulation
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered ** --- tbc

MAR2041/
MAR2042

Basics of Market & Communication Research
Part 1: Market- and Consumer Psychology Part 2: Fundamentals of Market Research [winter semester offer]
(5 Cr / 4h)

---

offered
Fast Track

---
MCO2041 Fundamentals of marketing 
communications & case studies
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered --- offered
MCO2051 Fundamentals of Marketing 
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered offered offered
MKT3042

Sports Marketing 
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered
Group 1
Group 2

--- offered
MKT1191 New Information and Communication Technologies in Marketing 
(6 Cr / 4h)
offered offered
Fast Track on demand 
offered
MKT3006

Digital B2B-Marketing 
(3 Cr / 2h)

--- --- ---
MKT3031 International Marketing 
(3 Cr / 2h) 

offered

offered

offered offered
MKT3033 Sales Management and Negotiation Techniques
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- --- offered
MKT3301 Marketing Controlling
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered offered
MKT3202 Introduction into Online Technologies for Marketing Professionals
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered ---
MKT3043 Entrepreneurial Marketing
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered --- tbc
MMM3013

International Media
(3 Cr / 2h)
[new as of winter semester 2019/20]

  offered  
MMM3014 Customer Journey Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered tbc
MMM3015 Sports, Media and Events
(3 Cr / 2h)
[addditional offer summer semester 2019]
offered ---  
> Courses subject area Mathematics / Statistics
AQM1042 Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics 
(2 Cr / 2h)
--- offered ---
AQM1141
/1021
Descriptive Statistics
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered --- offered
AQM1142 Mathematical Optimization
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered --- offered
AQM2041

Operations Research
(2 Cr / 2h)

--- offered ---
AQM2101 Inferential Statistics
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- offered
Fast Track 
---
> Courses subject area Sustainability
BAE2170 Sustainable Product Development with Laboratory
(4 Cr / 4h)
offered
SPD1
SPD1 Lab
SPD2

lab safety
offered
SPD1
SPD1 Lab
SPD2

Lab safety
offered
BAE4174 Energy and Resource Efficiency
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered

offered
Fast Track

tbc
BREM3001 Markets and the Economics of Natural Ressources
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered offered offered
ESR3105 Sustainable Development
(5 Cr / 4 h)
offered offered offered
ESR3108/
ESR3106
Business Ethics  - Ethics, Business & Society
(5 Cr / 4h)    
offered --- offered
> Courses subject area Contextual Studies
IBU1104 Doing Business in Germany & Europe*
(6 Cr / 3h)
offered offered
Fast Track
offered
IBU2131 Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration 
(5 Cr / 3h)
offered offered
Fast Track
offered
SIC1104 Cross-cultural Competencies
(2 Cr / 1h)
offered offered
Fast Track
offered
SSC1101 The History of Post-War-Germany (s)*
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- offered
Fast Track
---
SSC1102 The History of German Art (s)*
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered
Fast Track
offered

Annotations

  • Offered = course will be offered; syllabus will be published at the semester start if no link available
  • Contact hours: 1 contact hour translates to 45 minutes; typically one session comprises 90 minutes
  • ECTS Credits: 1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of workload, including contact hours, further reading, assignments & preparation for exams.
  • tbc = course offer to be confirmed
  • (s) = seat limit | registration information within ISP Introduction & Welcome session
  • (canc) = cancelled on organizational reasons
  • * = course offered exclusively for incoming exchange & double degree students
  • ** = course clashes with some courses in German as a foreign language. Students subsequently choose either the German as a foreign language course, or the business course. It is not possible to take both courses parallel. Final information during the welcome and orientation at the beginning of every semester.

Last update: Oct. 8, 2019 /JE

How to choose courses

Learning Agreement – approved by your home university and Pforzheim University

  • You will have to register for the classes you intend to take within the first week after the start of your semester at Pforzheim University.
  • The »Learning Agreement« is part of your course registration and is a contract in which your study plan will be approved by both your home university and Pforzheim University. It might have to be updated in the first week after the start of your semester at our school.

Business Courses offered in English

Business Courses offered in German
Although this website focuses on courses offered in the English language, exchange students are welcome to choose business courses offered in the German language, provided they meet the necessary language skills and the prerequisites for the respective courses.

Minimum workload
Please note that the ISP expects exchange students to register for courses totaling a minimum of 24 ECTS credits.

Maximum workload

  • The ISP recommends a registration of courses, which corresponds to a standard European semester workload of 30 ECTS credits.
  • We will accept an additional workload of 20%, resulting in a maximum of 36 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Credits of pre-semester courses in German as a foreign language can be added to the maximum workload.

Further organizational information

  • Please note that for certain courses, especially seminars, workshops and projects, the number of participants will be limited.
  • Participation in such courses usually requires separate online or e-mail registration immediately after the welcome and orientation session.
  • Additional information about these seminars or projects will be provided during the ISP welcome and orientation session.
  • Due to the high number of courses offered, the time-table may not always allow students to attend the courses they originally planned to take. Several courses may be allocated to the same time slot.


Business courses offered in the English language | Business School Specializations

As a proposal the Business School provides pre-packaged ISP course offerings, called »specializations«. to facilitate a credit transfer towards a major or minor

Students taking a specific specialization can attend all of the courses of this specialization, without any time-table conflicts. 

The specializations are arranged around the Business School subject areas (e.g. Marketing) in order to facilitate a credit transfer towards a major or minor at the exchange student’s home university. 

Academic Year 2019/2020 specializations

ISP students in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin

Robert, USA  
“I like my experience at Pforzheim Business School to none other. Not only is the faculty excellent and the classes informative and interesting, but also I made valuable connections that have opened great opportunities for me in my career, including an internship at one of Germany’s strongest global enterprises.”

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