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Faculty of Business Management and Economics

Economic and Managerial Challenges for Europe - IN-PERSON

Student Profile

COVID-19: THIS MODULE COURSE IS PLANNED IN THE OFFLINE FORM. SHOULD THE NUMBERS OF COVID-19 CASES AND DECISIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNEMNT DO NOT ALLOW TO OFFER THE COURSE IN PRESENCE, WE WILL SWITCH TO THE ONLINE MODUS AND PAY YOU 200€ BACK (EARLY BIRD APPLICANTS - 100€).

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in international economics and international management. It provides a unique combination of business management and economics in form of lectures focusing on opportunities, threats and challenges that today's politicians throughout the world are confronted with.

Course Description

The economic lectures will cover European macroeconomics, climate, trade and European competition policies as well as migration issues within the EU. The business lectures will deal with international financial reporting and taxation, corporate strategies and innovation, global supply chains and digital business processes, as well as human resource management in the wake of the demographic transition in Europe.

Lectures are prepared and presented by professors of the Faculty of Business Management and Economics of the University of Würzburg and partner universities who are all experts in their academic fields. The lectures are combined with excursions to internationally oriented companies and public institutions which allow for discussions from a more practical perspective.

After completing the module successfully, students will have gained a basic understanding of major issues which have to be dealt with in the globalized economy.

The socio-cultural programme should complement the learning experience in order to provide students with a deep insight into business, culture and everyday life in our region. It encompasses a guided tour of the city of Würzburg, welcome dinner, farewell dinner, wine tasting in one of the most famous wineries (Staatlicher Hofkeller of the Würzburg Residenz), as well as company visits in Mainfranken area. Our German tutors will show you the best sides of the students' city of Würzburg.

Prerequisites and Language Skills

There are no prerequistes except for a basic knowledge in the fields of business management and economics. The language of instruction is English, thus language proficiency on an advanced Intermediate level (B2) is a prerequisite for participation. You can assess your language skills here (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in order to get orientation as to your language skills.

Reading

Four weeks prior to the Summer Module Course students will receive a course reader in electronic form and - on request - in the paper form upon arrival.

Programme

Here you find the preliminary schedule of the Summer Module Course 2021 and our  leisure programme for the weekend 2021.

  • Course period: July 18th – July 26th, 2021
  • Date of the exam: July 26th, 2021
  • Credits earned: 5 ECTS
  • Number of participants: 15 - 25 students
  • Course coordinators: Prof. Dr. Fehr and Prof. Dr. Kiesewetter; University of Würzburg
  • Target group: BSc and MSc students in Business Management or Economics
  • Form of assessment: written exam (60 min.)

    The academic programme will be accompanied by a leisure programme offered on Sat/Sun. You will be offered to choose between:
    - visiting the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the former Baroque style residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops with its famous painted frescoes by the Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and beautiful court gardens);
    - a trip on ship to Veitshöchheim and visiting the Summer Palace of the prince-bishops of Würzburg constructed in 1680-82 with its beautiful gardens, lakes and waterworks, filled with hundreds of allegorical sandstone sculptures;
    - a train trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. lt is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern regions of Germany.

Application Period:

December 15th, 2020 - February 28th, 2021 - EARLY BIRD FEE
March 1st, 2021 - April 30th, 2021 - REGUALR FEE

Please follow the instructions listed on the applicaton platform:

https://flip.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/summer-school

Application Documents:

  • application form (wil be generated by the system, you just have to complete, sign and send to us per e-mail)
  • transcript of records (of your current degree programme)
  • copy of all your school and university certificates, including subjects and grades.
  • short CV
  • copy of passport
  • copy of your health insurance card and/or your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC = the blue backside of your health insurance card)

Please complete the application form carefully and after signing it return it together with the other documents by mail or e-mail to Agata Stopinska incoming@wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de.

Registration Fee:

EARLY BIRD APPLICANTS 250 € (application deadline: February 28th, 2021)
REGULAR FEE 450 € (application deadline: April, 30th, 2021)

Exchange students have a reduced fee of 250 €.

The fee covers:

  • lecture material
  • final exam
  • Wifi access on campus
  • company visits in Mainfranken area
  • guided city tour of Würzburg
  • wine tasting event in the Staatlicher Hofkeller of the Würzburg Residenz
  • coffee, tea and water throughout the summer school
  • welcome and farewell dinner
  • ticket for local transport
  • certificate of attendance

All participants are required to pay themselves for accommodation, food and personal needs. Medical insurance is not included. Upon final and successful registration and on receipt of payment, our office will issue an official letter of invitation that can be used for visa application.

Scholarship:

We are very delighted that there are scholarships for a limited number of students available! You are warmly invited to apply for one of these scholarships. A scholarship (around 300€) covers costs for accommodation (9 nights) and health insurance during the period of the summer school.

Please apply for a travel and subsistence scholarship up to 300 Euro/person. For this purpose, you have to send a short motivation letter in addition to the application documents to incoming@wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de

Arrival:

From Frankfurt to Würzburg

If you arrive at Frankfurt Airport, the quickest and easiest way to get to Wuerzburg is by ICE-train. Trains only leave from Terminal 1, so if you arrive at Terminal 2 use the "Skytrain" or the bus to get there. At Terminal 1, follow the signs for "Fernbahnhof / long-distance trains". Tickets can be purchased via internet on bahn.de or at ticket vending machines located in the train hall. If you need further assistance regarding the ticket purchasing process or your train departure, you will find a "Deutsche Bahn"-travel centre in the same building. The train ride from Frankfurt to Würzburg Main Station takes approximately 1 hour. Trains usually leave once an hour. Please take a look at the train schedules in advance at bahn.de.

From Würzburg Main Station to the Faculty of Business Management and Economics

After your arrival at Würzburg Main Station, the university can be reached within 15 minutes by tram. After leaving the station building, keep to the right to get to the tram stop. At the tram stop watch out for tram "Line 3 or 5" heading to "Würzburg Heuchelhof" or "Rottenbauer" or for tram "Line 1 or 4" heading to "Sanderau". Trams usually arrive every 5 min on weekdays and every 10 min on Saturdays. For more detailed information about the tram schedules, look out for information at the tram stops. To get to the Faculty of Business Management and Economics leave the tram at tram stop "Sanderring". Then keep to the left on "Sanderring"-Street and keep walking until you reach the faculty, which is located in the same street on the left hand side.

Accommodation:

Housing for the participants of Summer Module Course is aranged at the freshly renovated Youth Hostel "Jugendherberge Würzburg", which is located in the heart of the City and can be reached within 10 minutes from the University on foot. At the Hostel you will stay most probably in 3-/4-bedrooms.

If you are interested in booking a stay at the Youth Hostel, please let us know (incoming@wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de). It will cost around 280€ per person/9 nights (bedding & towels included). A delicious breakfast is included in the price.

Adress and contact details:

Jugendherberge Würzburg
Fred-Joseph-Platz 2
97082 Würzburg
Phone: +49 931 4677860
Mail: wuerzburg@jugendherberge.de

In general students are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements for the stay in Würzburg. The University of Würzburg does not have on-campus halls of residence or dormitories. Please reserve the hostel or hotel room by contacting the hostel/hotel directly. Links to some hotels can be found on the following table.

Hotel Rooms Address
Babelfish Hostel

shared, double and single rooms

Haugerring 2,
97070 Würzburg

Appart International

shared, double and single rooms

Herrmann-Schell-Str. 3,
97074 Würzburg

IBIS

single room

Veitshöchheimer Str. 5,
97080 Würzburg

GHotel

single room

Schweinfurter Str. 1-3,
97080 Würzburg

Deutsche Jugendherberge

shared rooms

Fred-Joseph-Platz 2,
97082 Würzburg

 

Meals:

If you choose to stay in the Youth Hostel, you will be offered a breakfast included in the price of accommodation.

During the breaks between the lectures you will be offered tea, coffee, water, juice and snacks.

Lunch will be offered daily at the students' cafeteria in a separate room reserved only for the participants of our course.

On three evenings our faculty willl invite you to a dinner (welcome dinner, farewell dinner, wine tasting) at different restaurants in the city center.

 

Contact

Agata Stopinska M.A.

Coordinator and Advisor of Incoming Students
Faculty of Business Management and Economics
Sanderring 2
97070 Würzburg
Building: Neue Universität
Room: 293

Consultation hours: are cancelled until further notice