Banking and Insurance Industry

Business Engish in Finance

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

In this lecture I want to learn and understand how to deal with the technical terms of business economics.

The core contents of this course include:
[1] General Business Engish & Basic Grammar Revision
[2] Reading and writing business correspondence
[3] Rollowing telephone conversations and discussions
[4] Talking about business-related matters
[5] Interpreting charts

The language of instruction is English.

Learning outcomes

After completing the Personal Skills & English module, students will be able to use advanced word processing-, presentation- and spreadsheet software,know common programming environments, and create first low-threshold program. They learn soft skills such as presentation skills, negotiation techniques, conflict management, analytical problem solving and the students are able to communicate in German and English at the highest level.
In addition, students learn the techniques of scientific work, are able to raise research questions and to answer them by means of scientific methods and to write them as part of a scientific work.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Literature: Schwarz: Konfliktmanagement: Konflikte erkennen, analysieren, lösen;
Kals, Montada: Mediation: Psychologische Grundlagen und Perspektiven;
Pawelzik: Communication in Business;
Abegg, Benford: Communication for Business;
Business Spotlight Magazine;

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Quantiative bascis 1

Assessment methods and criteria

Final examination including continuous in-lecture assessment