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    Lehrstuhl für BWL und Industriebetriebslehre

    Exchange Students

    Dear Exchange Students,

    The Chair of Business Management and Industrial Management offers the following courses in English.

    For more information on English language courses at the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, go here.

    Contents:

    This course provides the necessary background and overall understanding of culture and prepares students for the course called When Cultures Collide – leading across cultures. The series is taught based on the context of daily international business and is filled with many international business scenarios, simulations and case studies.

    Course Structure

    1. Culture and its origins - the roots and routes of culture
    2. How culture is influenced by climate and religion
    3. Cultural black holes
    4. Culture and globalization
    5. Life after September 11th
    6. The categorization of cultures.

    Competences:

    Students have gained a deeper understanding and background of what culture is and where culture comes from. Students have learned about their culture in order to gain insight into their own individual cultural make-up.

    Questions?

    Please contact Philo Holland (philo.holland@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

    Contents:

    This is the intermediate module of the Cross-Cultural Management series. Communication appears on the surface to be a relatively simple operation requiring two basic components – a speaker and a listener. This module focuses principally on the world of business and tackles head-on the issues and problems of international exchanges. The series is taught based on the context of daily international business and is filled with many international business scenarios, simulations and case studies. Course literature “When Cultures Collide – leading across cultures” and “Cross-Cultural Communication – A visual Approach”. “For a German and a Finn, the truth is the truth. In Japan and Britain it is all right if it doesn’t rock the boat. In China there is no absolute truth. In Italy it is negotiable.” The course will look at the link between values and communication and at how cultural messages unconsciously filter through into the language we use to influence others and how our words may have a different impact than intended which often times can lead to misunderstanding and a loss of trust and business.

    Course Structure

    1. Brief Review of the Origins of Culture
    2. Status, Leadership & Organization
    3. Team Building & Horizons
    4. Motivating People & Trust
    5. Business Meetings
    6. Introduction to 80 cultures in 8 World Regions.

    Competences:

    Students have continued to deepen their understanding of culture including their own personal cultural background. Students have gained a heightened awareness of the importance of cross-cultural competence and the dangers of relying on culturally bound intuitions.

    Questions?

    Please contact Philo Holland (philo.holland@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

    • IT support in Supply Management Part I: Optimized operational processes (eLearning, 3 CPs)

    Content:

    Background and Motivation
    Electronic Procurement covers both the IT-based support of operational as well as of strategic processes in Supply Management. Thus, sourcing processes, including market places and Electronic Auctions, Supplier Relationship Management and other strategic tasks are focused as well as the operational purchase-to-pay process for indirect goods. Here a special focus lies on electronic catalog-based procurement. Therefore, a broad range of applications in Electronic Procurement will be covered, some of them already well established, though usually not comprehensively implemented, others fairly new to most companies.

    Competences:

    Module Objectives
    You acquire the knowledge regarding potentials of optimized processes supported by software systems, which is of significant importance for purchasers. You will find out what types of solutions are available for different procurement tasks. You will also learn how the involved parties have to adjust their processes in order to generate the best possible economic benefit. You will be taught how to pursue projects introducing and rolling-out Electronic Procurement solutions. Additionally you will learn how to motivate staff and users in order to ensure optimized system utilization.

    course demo:

    If you want to take the course, you have to register here: https://kurse.vhb.org/VHBPORTAL/kursprogramm/kursprogramm.jsp?Search=true&Period=69

    -> Wirtschaftsinformatik -> E-Business -> "IT support in Supply Management, Part I"

    Exam: written exam (each course 40 minutes)

    Important Dates: 

    • time for application: see course information at vhb-Homepage
    • exam registration: see course information at vhb-Homepage
    • exams: will be announced

    Questions?

    Please contact Benjamin Siller, M.Sc. (benjamin.siller@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

    • IT support in Supply Management Part II: Strategic processes and tools (eLearning, 3 CPs)

    Content:

    Background and Motivation
    Electronic Procurement covers both the IT-based support of operational as well as of strategic processes in Supply Management. Thus, sourcing processes, including market places and Electronic Auctions, Supplier Relationship Management and other strategic tasks are focused as well as the operational purchase-to-pay process for indirect goods. Here a special focus lies on electronic catalog-based procurement. Therefore, a broad range of applications in Electronic Procurement will be covered, some of them already well established, though usually not comprehensively implemented, others fairly new to most companies.

    Competences:

    Module Objectives
    You acquire the knowledge regarding potentials of optimized processes supported by software systems, which is of significant importance for purchasers. You will find out what types of solutions are available for different procurement tasks. You will also learn how the involved parties have to adjust their processes in order to generate the best possible economic benefit. You will be taught how to pursue projects introducing and rolling-out Electronic Procurement solutions. Additionally you will learn how to motivate staff and users in order to ensure optimized system utilization.

    course demo:

    If you want to take the course, you have to register here: https://kurse.vhb.org/VHBPORTAL/kursprogramm/kursprogramm.jsp?Search=true&Period=69

    -> Wirtschaftsinformatik -> E-Business -> "IT support in Supply Management, Part II"

    Exam: written exam (each course 40 minutes)

    Important Dates: 

    • time for application: see course information at vhb-Homepage
    • exam registration: see course information at vhb-Homepage
    • exams: will be announced

    Questions?

    Please contact Benjamin Siller, M.Sc. (benjamin.siller@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.