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Course ID

Course Title

ECTS
Credits

[total classroom contact hours]

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024
 

Winter Semester 2024/25
tentative

Latest Syllabi*

Accounting / Investment / Finance

ACC2041

International Accounting
(IFRS)

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

W2023/24

AUD3031

International Accounting (IFRS)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2023

BAE2512

Management Accounting

2 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2541

International Management 1 (Fundamentals)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2542

Innovation Management

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

CON3202

Controlling of Digital Business Models

3 [30]

no

cancelled

yes

W2022/23

FIN3201

Investment Controlling (s)

3 [30]

yes

Fast Track

yes

yes

S2022

FIN3203

Sustainable Finance and Investing

3 [30]

no

cancelled

no

S2023

FIN3310

Financial Analysis and Financial Management
[Part 1: FIN3311 Financial Management &  Part 2: AQM2202 Computer-Aided Analysis of Financial Markets (Value at risk)]
++both parts have to be taken++

6 [60]

no

no

no

Part 1: S2023


Part 2: S2023

GMT1011

Foundations of Accounting

2 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

GMT2101

Management Accounting
(Cost Accounting)

5 [60]

yes
fast track

yes

yes

fast track

S2023

GMT2110

Financial Management - Financial Accounting, Investments & Finance I + II (s)

7 [90]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

GMT3031

Financial Modelling for Corporate Finance and Corporate Valuation

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

GMT3423

Investment Banking and Corporate Finance (s)

6 [75]

no

yes

no

S2023

Contextual Studies

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

IBU1104

Doing Business in Germany and Europe

6 [45]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

IBU2131

Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration

5 [45]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

SIC1104

Cross-cultural Competencies

2 [15]

yes
Fast Track (and regular Track)

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

SSC1102

The History of German Art

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track
[2 out of 11 sessions online*]

yes

yes

Fast Track

S2024

Economics

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BREM3001

Markets and Economics of Natural Resources

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

ECO1012

Macroeconomics

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

ECO1051

Microeconomics (Introduction to Economics and Microeconomics)

6 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

W2023/24

W2023/24

ECO2011

International Economics

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

W2023/24

W2023/24

ECO2120

Seminar in Sports Economics

5 [30]

yes

Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

ECO3012

Economics of the Digital Economy

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

IBU1104

Doing Business in Germany and Europe

6 [45]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

IBU2131

Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration

5 [45]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

Information Technology

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BAE2432

Information Technology II

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes


W2023/24

BAE2491

Business Information Systems

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes


W2023/24

BIS1111

Digital Business Applications

5 [60]

no

yes

yes

S2023

BIS2041

Business Process Management & Transactional Processing Systems

4 [60]

yes

no

yes

W2021/22

BIS3012

Transactional Processing Systems in Logistics (advanced SAP)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2023

BIS3061

Internet of Everything         

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

S2023

BIS3063

Digital Service Innovation

3 [30]

-

yes

yes

 

BIS3111

Information Security Assurance

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

HOT0020

Introduction to Programming with Python

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2024

Logistics / Materials-, Production-, Global Process Management / Supply & Value Chain

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BAE2521

Production Engineering and Manufacturing II

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2441

Logistics 1

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2530

Operations Management with Laboratory (all parts have to be taken)

6 [60]

yes

yes

yes

Part 1
W2023/24

Part 2
W2023/24

Part 3
W2023/24

BAE4056

Supply Chain Management

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track on demand

yes

yes

W2023/24

BIS3012

Transactional Processing Systems in Logistics (advanced SAP)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2023

PAL3111

E-Business and Supply Chains

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2023

PAL3112

Corporate Risk Management

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

PAL3113

Industrial Process Automation Management

3 [30]

yes

no

yes

W2022/23

Management / International Business / Strategy

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BAE1113

Strategic Management

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2471

International Business 1

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2473

Cross Cultural Management 1

2 [30]

yes

tbc

yes

W2023/24

BAE2541

International Management 1 (Fundamentals)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2542

Innovation Management

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2621

Human Resource Management

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE2622

Negotiation Theory and Practice

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

BAE4143

International Management 2 (Advanced) (c)

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track
online only

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

BAE4144

Specific Challenges in International Management

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

BAE4141

International Business II

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BREM3113

Technology and Innovation Management

3 [30]

no

no

no

S2023

GMT3013

Strategic Management (s)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2023

GMT3116/3422

International Management

6 [75]

yes

no

yes

W2022/23

GMT3041

Digital Entrepreneurship

5 [45]

yes
Fast Track

cancelled

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

GMT3421

Retail Management

6 [75]

no

yes

no

S2023

HRM2220

Leadership & Organizational Behavior
[Part 1: HRM2221 Leadership + Part 2: HRM2222 Organizational Behavior]
++both parts have to be taken++

6 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2022/23

S2023

HRM3101

Leadership (s)

3 [30]

no

no

yes

W2022/23

HRM3118

Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

HRM3119

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in HRM
[new as of summer semester 2024]

3 [30]

 

yes

tbc

tba

IBU2101

Introduction to International Business

6 [75]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

IBU2151

International Management and Negotiation Skills

2 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

IBU2133

Techniques in International Commerce

2 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

LAW2081

Introduction to International Business Law

6 [45]

yes
Fast Track

no

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

SIC1104

Cross-cultural Competencies

2 [15]

yes

Fast Track (and regular Track)

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

Marketing / Consumer Behaviour / Media / Sales

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BAE2551

International Technical Sales I (c)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

BAE4722

International Technical Sales III (c)

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

yes

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

BAE4037

Marketing Simulation

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

MAR2040

Basics of Market and Communication Research (Part 1: Market- and Consumer Psychology + Part 2: Fundamentals of Market Research)
++both parts have to be taken++

5 [60]

yes
Fast Track
[part 2: first week on campus, hereafter online*]

no

yes

Fast Track

Part 1: W2023/24

Part 2: W2023/24

MCO2041

Fundamentals of Marketing Communications and Case Studies (s)

5 [60]

no

yes

no

S2023

MCO2052

Fundamentals of Marketing

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

MCO3102

Public Relations [new as of summer semster 2024]

3 [30]

-

yes

 

tba

MKT2101

Marketing Research Project
[new as of summer semster 2024]

8 [75]

-

[combination on campus + online*]

no

tba

MKT2161

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing 

3 [30]

yes

no

yes

W2023/24

MKT3042

Sports Marketing (s)

3 [30]

no

yes
[combination on campus + online*]

no

S2023

MKT3213

International Marketing Management (s)

[new as of summer semster 2024]

6 [60]

-

yes[combination on campus + online*]

no

tba

MKT3044

Developing Sustainable Products & Services (s)

3 [30]

no

yes
[online*]

no

S2023

MKT3091

Global Consumer Goods Marketing

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

MAR3115

Data Storytelling

3 [30]

yes

yes

tbc

W2023/24

MKT3205

Introduction into Online Technologies for Marketing Professionals (s)

3 [30]

yes

yes

yes

S2024

MMM3014

Customer Journey Management

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

no

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

MMM3113

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence
[new course as of summer semester 2024]

3 [30]

-

yes

tbc

tba

MMM3112

New platforms and tools for media and marketing

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

no

yes
Fast Track

W2023/24

MMM3301

Social Media Marketing

3 [30]

yes

yes

Fast Track

yes

W2023/24

Mathematics / Statistics

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024
tentative

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

AQM1051

Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics

2 [30]

yes
[online*]

yes [online*]

yes
[online*]

W2023/24

AQM1141

Descriptive Statistics

3 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

AQM1142

Mathematical Optimization

2 [30]

no

yes

no

S2023

AQM2041

Operations Research

2 [30]

yes

no

yes

W2022/23

AQM2101

Inferential Statistics

3 [30]

yes
Fast Track

no

yes

Fast Track

W2023/24

Sustainability

     

Winter Semester 2023/24

Summer Semester 2024
tentative

Winter Semester 2024/25

Latest Syllabus

BREM3001

Markets and Economics of Natural Resources

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

ESR3106

Business Ethics - Ethics, Business and Society (s)

5 [60]

yes

yes

yes

W2023/24

ESR3204 

Ethics and Economics

5 [60]

no

yes

no

S2023

FIN3203

Sustainable Finance and Investing

3 [30]

no

cancelled

no

S2023

MKT3044

Developing Sustainable Products & Services (s)

3 [30]

no

yes
[online*]

no

S2023

 

*Annotations:

  • Syllabi: latest available syllabi are uploaded to this website (W  = Winter, S = Summer Semester); 
    syllabi of the current semester will be available during the week before lectures will start.
  • Contact hours: 1 contact hour translates to 45 minutes; typically one teaching session comprises 90 minutes
  • ECTS Credits: 1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of workload, including contact hours with professor, further reading, assignments & preparation for exams
  • Fast Track  = in winter semesters only. Fast track courses will end before Christmas including final exam
  • Regular Track = please see the academic calendar here
  • online courses: exams for online courses will take place on campus in classroom
  • (c) = 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.
  • (canc) = cancelled on organizational reasons
  • (s) = seat limit | registration information within ISP Introduction & Welcome session
  • tbc = course offer to be confirmed
  • tba = to be announced

Last update: February 20, 2024 / uh

 

   

How to choose the set courses, you will take at our school:

  • The »Learning Agreement« reflects your choice of courses and is a contract in which your study plan will be approved by both, your home university and Pforzheim University's Business School. You typically have to arrange for a pre-mobility learning agreement; this might have to be updated in the first week after the start of your semester at our school.
  • You will finally identify the courses you will take within the first week of lectures at our school –
    please note: there is no registration for individual courses at our school required before.
  • Please find all courses offered in the English language on www.hs-pforzheim.de/isp/courses
  • The time-table for classes and further detailed information on your final choice of courses will be given to you during the ISP welcome and orientation session before the beginning of the lecture period at our school.
  • 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.

 

  

Please find the link to the ISP online timetable ("LSF") here

  • Timetable semester release: for our winter semester by the end of September, for our summer semester  by mid-March
  • To see the names of your professors in the timetable, please login with your Pforzheim University login details (for login information please check our "IT Infrastructure guide" on ISP downloads)
  • You will receive detailed information on the timetable systematic during in our welcome & orientation session