Introduction to Business Administration

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSWIWI/14, SMPO 6. Änderungsordnung (zum WS 2018/19) (08.02.2019) are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master in Management, Business and Economics.

Key Info

Basic Information

Master in Management, Business and Economics
Course Type:
Winter term
Entire semester
Course Units:
Erasmus Capacity:
Compulsory Attendance:



This course adopts a problem-based learning approach and relies on a flipped classroom model with video-recorded lectures to provide participants with an interactive project-based introduction to business administration research and/or practice. Participants will work in small interdisciplinary teams to solve a specific scientific or practical challenge with an important (innovation) management dimension. As part of their problem analysis and search for suitable solutions, participants will become familiar with selected theoretical concepts, research methods and practical tools from the field of business administration.

Sessions will comprise a mixture of flipped classroom lectures with extensive introductory learning videos, paper and/or case discussions, student presentations and interactive debates. Please note that a detailed course outline and reading list will be made available in L2P ahead of the first session.


This course seeks to enhance participants’ ability to:
(1) Understand and apply selected theoretical concepts, research methods and/or practical tools from the field of business administration
(2) Analyse specific scientific or practical challenges
(3) Develop adequate, evidence-based solutions
(4) Present their ideas and findings convincingly
(5) Critically reflect upon the ethical dimension of their research approach or proposed solution
(6) Provide constructive feedback on the solutions presented by fellow participants


• Solid command of English
• Willingness to engage in project work in a highly interactive group context


The final grade can be composed as follows:

• Option A: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and examination (50%, graded, 60min.),
• Option B: Colloquium & presentation (50%, graded) and paper (50%, graded),
• Option C: Examination (100%, graded, 60min.)

All components specified for the respective option need to be passed to pass the module. The exact form of examination (A, B or C) will be announced at the start of the course. Unless announced differently, option A applies.

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