ISP | International Study Program - Bachelor level business courses in English

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
[CR = ECTS credits | h = contact hours of 45 minuts every week]
WINTER SEMESTER 2019/2020 SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
program dates
++ONLINE
COURSES++

SUMMER
SEMESTER
2020
++continuously
updated, offers
please see below++
WINTER SEMESTER 2020/2021
program dates
> ACCOUNTING / INVESTMENT / FINANCE
ACC2041/
AUD3031
International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS
(3 Cr / 2 h)
offered
Fast Track
offered
Regular Track
offered will be offered in a digital format, please see E-Learning offered
Fast Track
AQM2202 Computer-Aided Analysis of Financial Markets - value at risk [summer semester offer]
(3 Cr / 2 h)
--

offered

Online offer confirmed, course will start May 12, details will follow by email. --
BAE2292 Financial / Business Control
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered

offered

see E-Learning
Weekly video tutorial (recorded), see time table
offered
BAE2340 Business Process Management
(4 Cr / 4h) - consists of 2 parts
  1. BAE2341 Business Performance Management (BPM) and
  2. BAE2341 Innovation Processes (IP)

++both parts have to be taken, common exam for both parts++

offered **
BPM
IP
offered **
BPM
IP
IP: E-Learning
livestream sessions according to time table
BPM: (Start April 24) currently no online session planned, please check for updates
offered
GMT1011 Foundations of Accounting [winter semester offer]
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- offered
GMT2101 Management Accounting [winter semester offer]
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered
Fast Track 
--- --- offered
Fast Track
GMT2110/
GMT3422
Financial Management - Financial Accounting, Investments & Finance I + II
(7 Cr / 6h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
--
GMT3031/
GMT3422 
Financial Modelling for Corporate Finance and Corporate Valuation (3 Cr / 2h) --- offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
 
GMT3423 Investment Banking & Corporate Finance
(7Cr / 6h)
--- offered

see E-Learning

livestream, sessions according to time table

--
ECO1102 International Financial Markets*
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered recorded lecture see E-Learning first session Fri March 27, 01:45pm-03:15pm according to time table offered
FIN3201 Investment Controlling
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning offered
IBU2101 Introduction to International Business [Part 1: International Markets, Part 2: Finance]
(6 Cr / 5h)
++both parts have to be taken++
offered offered Part 1 online
see E-Learning

Part 2 online
see E-Learning
offered
IBU3602 International Corporate Finance
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning tbc
> ECONOMICS WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
  WINTER
SEMESTER
 2020/2021
BREM3001 Markets and the Economics of Natural Ressources
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered offered see E-Learning 
recorded lectures
offered
IBU2131 Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration
(5 Cr / 3h)

offered
Fast Track

offered see E-Learning
Start March 30
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
Fast Track
ECO1041 Introduction to Economics and Microeconomics
(6 Cr / 4h)
offered offered see E-Learning offered
ECO1012 Macroeconomics
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered

offered

offered

see E-Learning
recorded lectures

see E-Learning
recorded lectures 

(Choose either course with Prof. Antony or with Prof. Maurer)

offered
ECO1102 International Financial Markets
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered recorded lecture see E-Learning first session Fri March 27, 01:45pm-03:15pm according to time table offered
ECO2011 International Economics [several offers every semsester]
(5 Cr / 4h)

offered

offered

offered

offered

recorded lecture with Prof. Maurer  see E-Learning

livestream with Prof. Strotmann see E-Learning, sessions according to time table

(choose either course with Prof. Maurer or with Prof. Strotmann)

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

offered 
Fast Track

offered see E-Learning
Start March 30
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
Fast Track
> INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
  WINTER
SEMESTER
 2020/2021
BAE2035 IT-Applications
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered
 
see E-Learning
recorded lectures or livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE2132 Information Technology 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BIS1101/
1102
IT-Projectmanagement
(6 Cr / 4h)
offered offered Course offer confirmed,  courese information will be circulated by email offered
Fast Track
on demand
BIS1110/
BIS1111
Digital Business-Applications
(5 Cr / 4h)
--- offered

see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table

offered

BIS2041

 

Business Process Management & Transactional Processing Systems (4 Cr / 4h) offered --- --- offered
BIS3012 Transactional Processing Systems in Logistics (advanced SAP) 
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning

see E-Learning, livestream, sessions according to time table

offered
BIS3061 Internet of Everything / Internet of Things
(3 Cr / 2h)                                  
offered
Fast track
offered

see E-Learning, livestream, sessions according to time table

 

tbc
BIS3063

Anything Relationship Management
(3 Cr / 2h)

--- offered

see E-Learning, livestream, sessions according to time table

tbc
> LOGISTICS / MATERIALS-, PRODUCTION-, GLOBAL PROCESS MANAGEMENT / SUPPLY & VALUE CHAIN WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
  WINTER
SEMESTER
 2020/2021
BAE2112 Production Engineering and Manufacturing 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- offered
BAE2122 Logistics 2
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE2330 Operations Management with Laboratory
(5 Cr / 4h) 

++all parts have to be taken, common exam for all parts++
offered
OM1
OM1 Lab
OM2

Lab Safety
offered
OM1
OM1 Lab
OM2
see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE4056/
BAE4051
Supply Chain Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE4152 Future Oriented Production Concepts 1 - Industry 4.0
( 3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learnin
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE4191

Product Service Systems 1
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, session according to time table  start March 24
offered
PAL3111 E-Business and Supply Chains
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered

see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table

offered
>  MANAGEMENT / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS / STRATEGY WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
  WINTER
SEMESTER
 2020/2021
BAE2193 Organisation
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table | for login contact isp@hs-pforzheim.de
offered
BAE2271

Cultural Awareness
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table | for login contact isp@hs-pforzheim.de
---
BAE2272 International Business 1
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
tbc
BAE2291 Business Management 
(3 Cr /2h)  
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE2340 Business Process Management
(4 Cr / 4h) - consists of 2 parts
  1. BAE2341 Business Performance Management (BPM) and
  2. BAE2341 Innovation Processes (IP)

++both parts have to be taken, common exam for both parts++

offered **
BPM
IP
offered **
BPM
IP
IP: see E-Learning
livestream sessions according to time table
BPM: (Start April 24) currently no online session planned, please check for updates
offered
BAE3270 Management Methods 2  - Negotiation Theory and Practice
(4 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
BAE4182 Specific Challenges in International Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered
Fast Track
offered** Start in April, further information to be announced offered
BAE4183 Intercultural Engineering
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table | for login contact isp@hs-pforzheim.de
---
BAE4184 International Business 2
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
tbc
BREM3111 Methods of Quality Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- tbc
GMT3013 Strategic Management
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered

see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table

offered

GMT3116/ GMT3422

International Management 
(6 Cr / 5h)
offered --- --- offered
GMT3421 Retail Management
(6 Cr / 5h)
--- offered

online offer available
see E-Learning

---
IBU2101 Introduction to International Business [Part 1: International Markets, Part 2: Finance]
(6 Cr / 5h)
++both parts have to be taken++
offered offered

Part 1 online
see E-Learning

Part 2 online
see E-Learning

offered
IBU2133 Techniques in International Commerce
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered

Course will be offered online as of April. ISP Office will keep you updated - see E-Learning hereafter

offered
IBU3090 Independent Studies
(5 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- ---
HRM3101 Leadership
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- offered Course will be offered online, details to be announced. tbc
LAW2051 Introduction to International Business Law
(5 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- offered
SIC1104 Cross-cultural Competencies
(2 Cr / 1h)
offered offered NO ONLINE OFFER offered
> MARKETING / CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR / MEDIA / SALES WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
   
BAE2253 International Technical Sales 1
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered ** offered** Start in May, further information to be announced offered
BAE4036 International Technical Sales 3
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered **
Fast Track
offered see E-Learning
livestream, seessions according to time table
offered
BAE4037 Marketing Simulation
(3 Cr/ 2h)
  offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered

MAR2041/
MAR2042

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

offered
Fast Track   
part 1   | part 2


 

--- --- offered
Fast Track
MCO2041 Fundamentals of marketing communications & case studies
(5 Cr / 4h)
--- offered see E-Learning
livestream, sessions according to time table
---
MCO2051 Fundamentals of Marketing
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered

offered

 

Video Podcasts see seeE-Learning

next session Thu March 26, 15:30-17:00 according to time table

offered
MKT3042

Sports Marketing
(3 Cr / 2h)

---

offered

Course offered online twice (Group 1 and Group 2) as of May 12.

Group 1:

Group 2:

 
 
MKT3044 Developing Sustainable Products & Services
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- offered

Online offer confirmed, course will start June 12; details will follow by email; 
lecture slots accoding to online time table

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

Course offer confirmed,  courese information will be circulated by email

offered
Fast Track
on demand
MKT3031 International Marketing
(3 Cr / 2h) 
offered

offered

offered

Video podcasts
(Prof. M. Paetsch) see E-Learning

offered
MKT3033 Sales Management and Negotiation Techniques (3 Cr / 2h)   offered see E-Learning
Start March 26, livestream, sessions according to time table
 
MKT3301 Marketing Controlling
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered offered Course offer confirmed,  courese information will be circulated by email offered
MKT3202 Introduction into Online Technologies for Marketing Professionals
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered offered Video podcasts
see E-Learning
offered
MMM3013

International Media
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered --- --- tbc
> MATHEMATICS / STATISTICS WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
  WINTER
SEMESTER
 2020/2021
AQM1042 Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics 
(2 Cr / 2h)
offered --- --- offered
AQM1141
/1021
Descriptive Statistics
(3 Cr / 2h)
--- offered E-Learning livestream, sessions according to time table ---
AQM1142 Mathematical Optimization
(2 Cr / 2h)
--- offered will be offered in a digital format please see E-Learning ---
AQM2041

Operations Research
(2 Cr / 2h)

offered --- --- offered
AQM2101 Inferential Statistics
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered
Fast Track 
--- --- offered
Fast Track
> SUSTAINABILITY WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
   
BAE2170 Sustainable Product Development ("SPD") with Laboratory
(4 Cr / 4h)

++all parts have to be taken, common exam for all parts++
offered
SPD1
SPD1 Lab
SPD2

Lab safety
offered
SPD1
SPD1 Lab
SPD2
SPD1: E-Learning
SPD2: E-Learning
SPD 1 Laboratory: E-Learning
Start March 15 and 16 livestream according to time table / for login contact isp@hs-pforzheim.de
offered
BAE4174 Energy and Resource Efficiency
(3 Cr / 2h)

offered
Fast Track

offered E-Learning
Start March 18
livestream according to time table / for login contact isp@hs-pforzheim.de
offered
Fast Track
BREM3001 Markets and the Economics of Natural Ressources
(5 Cr / 4h)
offered offered

E-Learning / First recorded lecture available by March 20th or 23rd / according to time table

offered
ESR3105 Sustainable Development
(5 Cr / 4 h)
offered offered see E-Learning
Start March 19
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
ESR3203 Managing Sustainability in Oragnizations
(5 Cr / 4h)
 

cancelled

NO ONLINE OFFER  
> GENERAL EDUCATION: EUROPEAN- AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, HISTORY WINTER SEMESTER 
2019/2020 
SUMMER SEMESTER
2020
   
IBU1104 Doing Business in Germany & Europe*
(6 Cr / 3h)
offered
Fast Track
offered see E-Learning
Start March 30
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
Fast Track
IBU2131 Challenges and Perspectives of the European Integration 
(5 Cr / 3h)
offered
Fast Track
offered see E-Learning
Start March 30
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
Fast Track
SIC1104 Cross-cultural Competencies
(2 Cr / 1h)
offered
Fast Track
offered NO ONLINE OFFER offered
SSC1101 The History of Post-War-Germany (s)*
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered
Fast Track
--- --- offered
Fast Track
SSC1102 The History of German Art (s)*
(3 Cr / 2h)
offered
Fast Track
offered Start April 7,
livestream, sessions according to time table
offered
Fast Track

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: April 1, 2020 / 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.”

> Online time table ALL ISP courses, listed alphabetically

 

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