This module is designed as an ONLINE COURSE for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in economics and management in an interdisciplinary context. It provides a unique combination of insights with a focus on challenges the Covid-19 pandemic implies more than one year after its outbreak for economies, societies and businesses.
Good students can apply this year for SCHOLARSHIPS covering full costs of the course.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced governments and managers around the globe to impose drastic measures. More than one year after the outbreak of the pandemic, the course aims at assessing the managerial, economic, and societal consequences of these measures. The interdisciplinary lecture programme looks at entrepreneurial opportunities of the pandemic and its consequences for customer behavior, sustainability and risk management, and corporate crisis communication. We also analyze consequences of the pandemic on economies and their public budgets. We finally focus on the indirect societal consequences of human capital loss, health deterioration, labour market entry during an economic crisis, and gender inequality induced by the pandemic.
The course will be held in live per ZOOM, but the sessions will be uploaded on our digital learning platfom, so that the students can
easily download each slot afterwards and watch it later.
After completing the module successfully, students will have a broad theoretical and empirical understanding of the managerial, economic, and societal implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An online guided tour of the city of Würzburg will give you an idea where we are and where you are warmly welcome to come and study after the pandemic comes to an end.
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.
Four weeks prior to the Summer Module Course students will receive a course reader in electronic form.
Here you find the preliminary schedule of the Summer Module Course 2021 "The Pandemic and its Consequences - Insights from Business and Economics"
The course will be held in live per ZOOM, but the sessions will be uploaded on our digital learning platform, so that the students will be able to easily download each slot and watch it later, e.g. due to time shifts.
- Course period: July 18th – July 26th, 2021
- Date of the exam: July 26th , 2021
- Credits earned: 5 ECTS
- Number of participants: no limit
- Course coordinators: Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick (email@example.com)
and Prof. Dr. Christina Felfe (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Wuerzburg
- Target group: BSc and MSc students in Economics, Management and Business Information Systems
- Form of assessment: written online exam (60 min.)
Digital Learning Environment
Our programme makes use of WueCampus, the digital learning environment of the University of Würzburg. Roughly two weeks before the start of your programme, you will receive an invitation by email to access WueCampus. On this platform announcements, reading and Zoom videos of the lectures will be posted (successively each day after the lectures), and here you can also meet and interact with your fellow classmates and lecturers.
December 15th, 2020 - April 20th, 2021 - SCHOLARSHIP covering tuition fee
Please follow the instructions listed on the applicaton platform:
- 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
Please complete the application form carefully and after signing it return it together with the other documents per e-mail to Agata Stopinska email@example.com
Application deadline: April 20th, 2021: scholarships fully cover tuition fees for early applicants
The fee covers:
- lecture material
- final exam
- online guided tour of the city of Würzburg
- certificate of attendance
Upon final and successful registration and on receipt of payment, our office will issue an official letter of admission.
We are delighted that this year we can offer scholarships covering the full costs of the module for all early applicants. The scholarships are meant to be a special COVID-19 bonus. You are warmly invited to apply immediately for a scholarship. For this purpose, please apply via our platform. You will be provided with the application form for a scholarship, which you are asked to fill in, sign and send to firstname.lastname@example.org