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Lehrstuhl für BWL und Industriebetriebslehre

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.

Bachelor level

Cross-Cultural Management I - Introduction to Cross-Cultural Management (Seminar, 6 CPs)

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.

Cross-Cultural Management II - Leading Across Cultures (Seminar, 6 CPs)

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.

Inventory Management (eLearning lecture & Tutorial Exercises, 6 CPs)

Contents:

Nowadays, industrial companies gain competitive advantages through inventory management practices worldwide. In this regard, an important aspect of remaining competitive is to study and to manage the stocks. In essence, inventory management refers to overseeing and controlling of the ordering, storage and use of components that a company will use in the production of the items it sells as well as the overseeing and controlling of quantities of finished products for sale. Therefore, to achieve smooth production process while keeping the costs incurred at a minimum level, an effective inventory management is necessary.

The second part of the course connects the inventory management to concepts of demand forecasting and order policies in order to address the strategic level of decision making processes within the production plants and distribution centers.

After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Differentiate models of inventory management
  • Adapt theoretical knowledge of inventory management in practical problems
  • Recognize the interrelation between strategic demand forecasting activities and the inventory management real-life practices

Prerequisites:

The course is designed for international Bachelor and Master students in with basic knowledge in the fields of Inventory Management and Demand Forecasting. Specific knowledge in Supply Chain Management is not required.

Course Structure:

The course builds up on a home based eLearning lecture. You will find slides and literature for the different chapters of the course on "WueCampus".

Beginning with Lectures and Tutorials 17th October 2017 (Room 410, 10am to 2pm, see sb@home)

Literature:

A package of reading materials (consisting of chapters from different Textbooks will be made available on "WueCampus" for every chapter. For accessing the course room, please contact florian.keidel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Grading: 60-minute final written exam

Production and Operations Management (Term Paper & Seminar, 6 CPs)

Contents:

Nowadays, companies are interrelated to each other by numerous connecting facets of business suppliers, buyers, producers and customers are sharing information between each other. In order to work successful in this environment a company has to consider many aspects and therefore work well in forecasting the demand, producing the right lot sizes, buliding up strategic network relations and a lot of further points. In this context, many firms face difficult situations, decisions and problems. This term paper offers students tu research these difficulties and to specifically exam the solutions Production and Operations Research literature offers.

After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the complexity of decisions in the field of Production and Operations Research
  • Adapt theoretical knowledge of Production and Operations Research in real-world problems
  • Recognize the interrelations in-between a network of suplliers, buyers, producers and customers

Prerequisites:

The course is designed for international Bachelor and Master Students (ERASMUS) in with basic knowledge in the fields of Production and Operation Management. Specific knowledge in Supply Chain Management is not required.

Course Structure:

Each participating student will receive a specific topic in the fields of Production and Operations Management. The term paper has to be written in English. The deadline for handing in the term paper will be announced by the Chair of Business Management and Industrial Management (approximately 4-6 weeks before exams). The term paper has to be presented in a Seminar meeting at the end of the term (approximately 1-2 weeks before the exams).

Literature:

Each student will receive some basic literature according to his or her topic of the term paper. As a part of the workload, additional literature has to be independently searched.

Grading:

  • Term paper (2/3)
  • Final presentation within a Seminar meeting (1/3)

Master level

Industrial Management 1 (Strategic Supply Management) (Lecture, 6 CPs)

Contents:

The course addresses central issues of strategic supply management. The supply function of the company is analyzed, including purchasing strategies, organizational issues, supply controlling, and supply market analysis.

Competences:

Students will know the principles of a performance-oriented optimization of supply activities which help to develop competitive advantages of the firm. After completing this module, students will be able to analyze strategic procurement issues applying selected instruments. Furthermore, they will be able to classify procurement tasks, to describe them, and to evaluate their strategic importance.

Questions?

Please contact Jasmin Möller, M.Sc. (jasmin.moeller@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

Advanced Seminar: Industrial Management (Seminar, 10 CPs)

Contents:

In the seminar, students will focus selected topics in the field of industrial management by writing a seminar paper. The central issues and findings of the paper will have to be presented in class.

Competences:

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of selected issues in the domain of industrial management. They will learn to write a seminar (term) paper on an advanced academic level, including literature-based research. By presenting their central findings in class, students learn to discuss contents on an academic level.

Questions?

Please contact Dr. Florian Feser (f.feser@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

VHB-courses IT support in Supply Management Part I and Part II (eLearning, 3 CPs each)
  • IT support in Supply Management Part I: Optimized operational processes (eLearning, 3 CPs)
  • 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 demos:

If you want to take the course you have to register here: http://kurse.vhb.org/VHBPORTAL/kursprogramm/kursprogramm.jsp

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

Kontakt

Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Industriebetriebslehre
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97070 Würzburg

Tel.: +49 931 31-82937
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