Department of Management

Business in Emerging Markets

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Curriculum

Current Curriculum

1. Semester

Global Markets 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071104 Contemporary World History 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Important historical developments, both globally and concerning selected regions and countries * Problems and challenges of selected regions and countries based on their historical development * Effect of different dimensions on the degree of market economy development * ....
Global Markets 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071105 Global Markets and Internationalisation 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Development theories and stages of national development * Important characteristics and patterns of national development * Important data and facts from selected regions and countries * Current dynamics of the world economy * Theory of globalisation and internationalisation * Strategies and processes of internationalisation * Opportunities and risks or challenges for multinational or global companies * Opportunities and risks or challenges from institutional gaps and different framework conditions * ...
Global Markets 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071107 International and Transnational Law 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Legal aspects of doing business internationally * Institutional characteristics of legal systems * Public international law * Transnational Law * Bilateral investment agreements * International competition law * International labor law * ICSID and arbitration * Intellectual property * ...
Global Markets 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071106 International Economics and Trade 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Important models and theories of microeconomics (revision) * Important models and theories of macroeconomics (revision) * Important international foreign trade theories * Important aspects of international foreign trade policy * Important models and theories of economic growth * ...
Global Strategic Management 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071101 Strategy, Business Development and Innovation 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Fundamental strategic terms * Strategic analysis (internal and external) * Strategy evaluation and development * Strategic decisions * Internationalization theories * Business development * Business models, innovation, and entrepreneurship * M&A and strategic partnerships * …
Global Strategic Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071103 Business Ethics and Compliance 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Fundamental notions in the areas of ethics and business ethics * Fundamental notions in the areas of corporate governance * Fundamental notions in the areas of compliance * Misconduct and corruption * …
Global Strategic Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071102 Human Resources and Business Organisation 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Fundamental notions of HR management * Strategic HR management * Theory of organisation * Macro- vs. micro-organisation * Different organisational forms, including new as well as temporary organisation structures * Advantages and disadvantages of various organisational forms * Intercultural HR management * Employment and talent management * Employee loyalty * Learning and Development * Performance management * Compensation, Rewards and Benefits * Diversity management * ...
International Finance 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071108 International Accounting and Controlling 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Basic concepts of international accounting (IFRS) * Basic concepts of international accounting * Fundamentals of budgeting * Fundamentals of reporting and controlling * Management and investment decisions * …
International Informatics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071109 Business Informatics and Technologies 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Advanced word processing * Advanced spreadsheets processing (including advanced formulas and pivot tables) * Basics of data analysis * Basics of operational IT management * Overview of important standard programs in the business environment * Overview of basic concepts of IT infrastructure in the cloud age * Crucial technological developments and their implications for the business environment * Crucial fundamentals regarding data science, big data, and artificial intelligence * ...

2. Semester

Global Strategic Management 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071201 Global Production and Supply Chain Management 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Concepts of global supply chain management * Global sourcing and global procurement * Global production, demand management, and warehouse management * Current concepts and methods of logistics * Lean supply chain management * Basic concepts of Industry 4.0+ * ...
Global Strategic Management 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071202 International Marketing, Pricing and Sales 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Basics of Marketing and Branding * Basics of market observation and analysis of buyer behavior * Important marketing and sales strategies * Important pricing strategies * Overview of distribution and sales channels * Important marketing and sales metrics * ...
International Finance 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071203 Global Financial Environment 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Basics of global financial markets * Exchange rate theories and risks for businesses * Relevant hedging strategies and tools * Strategies for international financing of a company * Fundamentals of treasury management * …
International Finance 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071204 International Corporate Finance 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Financial statement analysis (cash flow, income statement, balance sheet) * Basics of business valuation * Basic aspects of project and export finance * Consolidation of multinational companies * Creation of consistent business plans * …
Research and Informatics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071205 Research Methods and Statistics 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Overview of qualitative and quantitative research and analysis methods * Relevant software tools for data analysis and data management * Overview of statistical analysis methods * Basic knowledge of important analytical techniques for quantitative data analysis * Basics of the APA citation guidelines * ...
Field Global Green and Social Business:
Global Green and Social Business 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071214 Global Green and Social Business 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: *Fundamentals of economic, ecological, and social sustainability * Fundamental aspects of green business * Development of green business strategies * Fundamental aspects of social business * Development of social business strategies * Marketing and communication of sustainable business * ...
Global Green and Social Business 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071216 CSR and Sustainable Partnerships 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Introduction to CSR * Human development as well as winners and losers of globalization * Globalization and corporate social responsibility * Implement and manage CSR * Sustainable business partnerships and fair trade * …
Global Green and Social Business 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071215 Natural Resources and Environment 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Fundamentals of environmental, resource, and welfare economics * Environment and measures against pollution * International environmental problems * Natural resources and actions against their exploitation * International resource problems * Sustainable business activity in terms of the environment and resources * ...
Global Green and Social Business 3 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071217 Business Lab and Company Dialogue 2 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Practical project related to "Global Green and Social Business" * Excursions and/or guest lectures related to "Global Green and Social Business" * Project management * Forms of digital team collaboration * …
Field Global Leadership and HR Management:
Global Leadership and HR Management 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071210 Advanced HR Management 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Revision of important fundamentals from HR management * Revision of organizational structures * Specific and current topics of strategic HR management * Alignment of the HR strategy with the corporate strategy * Controlling and reporting in HR management * Digitization in HR management * New ways of working in the global digital age * Employee protection * ...
Global Leadership and HR Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071212 Conflict Resolution and Negotiations 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Overview of conflict resolution and negotiation processes * Theoretical concepts for conflict resolution and negotiation techniques * Applying discussed theories in various practical situations * Negotiation and conflict resolution processes in multicultural situations * ...
Global Leadership and HR Management 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071211 Global Leadership and Change Management 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Concepts of global and intercultural leadership * Leadership theories and leadership practice * Organizational theories and organizational structure * Learning organizations * Change management * …
Global Leadership and HR Management 3 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071213 Business Lab and Company Dialogue 2 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Practical project related to "Global Leadership and HR Management" * Excursions and/or guest lectures related to "Global Leadership and HR Management" * Project management * Forms of digital team collaboration * …
Field Global Strategic Decision Making:
Global Strategic Decision Making 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071206 Global Strategic Decision Making 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Introduction to strategic thinking * Rationality and cognitive biases * Strategic decision-making tools *Fundamentals of decision theory * Fundamentals of game theory * Decision making in practice * …
Global Strategic Decision Making 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071207 Business Intelligence and Business Analytics 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Fundamentals and field of applications of business intelligence and business analytics * Basic knowledge of current technologies in the field of BI or business analytics * Fundamentals in the area of ETL processes * Fundamentals of advanced data analysis * Fundamentals of information visualization * ...
Global Strategic Decision Making 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071208 Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Overview of M&A and the possibilities of strategic alliances *Fundamentals of M&A * Phases of an M&A process * Problems with M&A projects * Methods and aspects of holistic company valuation * …
Global Strategic Decision Making 3 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071209 Business Lab and Company Dialogue 2 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Practical project related to "Global Strategic Decision Making" * Excursions and/or guest lectures related to "Global Strategic Decision Making" * Project management * Forms of digital team collaboration * …

3. Semester

Global Strategic Management 4 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 21071301 Accompanying Seminar 2 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Diversity and cultural awareness * Personal development and intercultural communication * Reflection on the semester abroad * …
Global Strategic Management 4 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071302 Global Campus - Electives 1: Global Strategic Management 0 SWS 10 ECTS
Master’s level courses to the extent of 10 ECTS at selected partner universities of FH JOANNEUM in the following areas (electives): * Global Strategic Management * Global Markets * International Finance * Research and Informatics * Foreign Language (max. 5 ECTS) * ...
Field Global Green and Social Business:
Global Green and Social Business 4 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071307 Global Campus - Electives 2: Global Green and Social Business 0 SWS 10 ECTS
Master's level courses to the extent of 10 ECTS at selected partner universities of FH JOANNEUM in the field of "Global Green and Social Business" (electives)
Global Green and Social Business 4 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071308 Project Management and Project Work 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Individual practical project related to "Global Green and Social Business" * Individual excursions related to "Global Green and Social Business" * Project management * …
Field Global Leadership and HR Management:
Global Leadership and HR Management 4 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071305 Global Campus - Electives 2: Global Leadership and HR Management 0 SWS 10 ECTS
Master's level courses to the extent of 10 ECTS at selected partner universities of FH JOANNEUM in the field of "Global Leadership and HR Management" (electives)
Global Leadership and HR Management 4 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071306 Project Management and Project Work 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Individual practical project related to "Global Leadership and HR Management" * Individual excursions related to "Global Leadership and HR Management" * Project management * …
Field Global Strategic Decision Making:
Global Strategic Decision Making 4 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 21071303 Global Campus - Electives 2: Global Strategic Decision Making 0 SWS 10 ECTS
Master's level courses to the extent of 10 ECTS at selected partner universities of FH JOANNEUM in the field of "Global Strategic Decision Making" (electives)
Global Strategic Decision Making 4 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 21071304 Project Management and Project Work 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Core topics: * Individual practical project related to "Global Strategic Decision Making" * Individual excursions related to "Global Strategic Decision Making" * Project management * …

4. Semester

Global Strategic Management 5 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 21071401 Advanced Topics in Global Strategic Management 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topic: * Discussion and reflection on selected current and/or timeless topics in "Global Strategic Management"
Global Strategic Management 5 | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 21071403 Career Development and Assessment Training 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Analysis of different aspects of their personality * Personal development and career planning * Preparation for assessments (especially in an intercultural environment) * Practice for self-presentation for job interviews * ....
Global Strategic Management 5 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 21071402 Interdisciplinary Strategic Cases 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Systematic analysis and evaluation of case studies from a holistic or strategic point of view * Derivation, presentation, and argumentation of strategic conclusions and recommendations * …
Master's Thesis and Master's Exam | Modul/Final Examination (FA) | Coursecode: 21071406 Master's Exam 0 SWS 2 ECTS
Master's Thesis and Master's Exam | Master's Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 21071405 Master's Thesis 0 SWS 18 ECTS
Core topics: * Independent implementation of a research project (preferably in the subject area of the chosen focus area) * Independent writing of a scientific master's thesis * Presentation and defense of the Master's thesis * Examination interview on curriculum-relevant content
Master's Thesis and Master's Exam | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 21071404 Master's Thesis Seminar 0 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Core topics: * Presentation, discussion, and reflection of the research project or the progress of their master's thesis * Presentation, discussion, and reflection of the research question and method * Presentation, discussion, and reflection of the relevant literature and sources * Giving, receiving, and implementing constructive feedback * ...

Discontinued Curriculum

1. Semester

Business Behaviour in Emerging Markets | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071105 Compliance, Business Ethics and CSR in Emerging Markets 2 SWS 3 ECTS
This course deals with the basics of compliance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Also, the subjects corruption and corporate governance will be taught. Practical examples will help the students to gain a better understanding for incompliant as well as unethical behaviour.
Business Behaviour in Emerging Markets | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 18071104 Contemporary History of Emerging Markets 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The aim of this course is to understand the most important aspects of global contemporary history regarding Emerging Markets. Based on that, the most crucial problems and challenges of selected Emerging Markets are discused on the basis of their historical development.
Emerging Markets 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071101 Introducing Emerging Markets 3 SWS 4 ECTS
The aim of this introductory core course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the most important characteristics of Emerging Markets as well as the opportunities, threats and challenges for multinationals doing business in Emerging Markets and for Emerging Giants. Students will learn about the opportunities, threats and challenges of institutional voids in Emerging Markets and about the challenges coming from the Emerging Markets to the developed economies.
Global Economy | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071102 International and Transnational Law 3 SWS 3 ECTS
This lecture discusses important legal aspects of international business in Emerging Markets. Moreover institutional aspects of the legal systems of Emerging Markets are conveyed.
Global Economy | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 18071103 International Trade and Environmental Economics 3 SWS 3 ECTS
This course deals with important topics, theories and technical terms out of international trade theory and international trade policy. Important aspects out of environmental economics will be discussed as well, like the exploitation of natural resources and environmental pollution.
International Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071107 Business Development and International Marketing 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Students are introduced to the analysis of different strategic positions of a company including its internal and external environment, strategic capabilities and its purpose. They will learn how respective relevant tools are applied in different areas. One important part of this course deals with choosing strategic directions within the contexts of business strategy, corporate strategy, international strategy, innovation strategy, portfolio strategy and market entry strategy. Different respective marketing and sales strategies are presented and discussed as well.
International Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071106 Global Supply Chain Management 3 SWS 3 ECTS
The students receive an overview of the concepts of global supply chain management with special focuses on key topics, such as demand management, inventory management, procurement/purchasing. An emphasis is being put on state-of-the-art logistical concepts and methods.
Scientific Methods | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071109 Applied Business Informatics 1 SWS 3 ECTS
This course deals with the introduction and application of selected computer programmes regarding word processing, spreadsheet processing and statistical analysis on an advanced level.
Scientific Methods | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071108 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Students are provided with advanced knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods in the area of social and economic sciences. In this context, students use state-of-the-art computer-based analysis tools. Students learn to elaborate research designs on an advanced level, to carry out research projects and to analyse as well as interpret the results. Additionally, the use of computer-based referencing tools according to international scientific standards will be discussed and practised.

2. Semester

Business Project | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 18071209 Business Lab 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Based on the theories of project management, strategy development and business plan design, the students will develop a business idea as well as a related strategy and business plan for a startup operating in an emerging market. Social business ideas are prefered. The outcome of this project is then presented to a group of experts and discussed with them.
Cross-Cultural Management | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071203 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 2.5 SWS 2 ECTS
One part of this course focuses on professional communication in English with regard to conflict resolution and negotiation processes. Theoretical concepts with regard to conflict resolution and negotiation are also introduced. Another part of the course is designed to combine the discussed theories within various practical settings. The practical examples, case studies and/or simulations are intended to further develop student's competencies and knowledge of the most important aspects of negotiation and conflict resolution processes in multicultural situations.
Cross-Cultural Management | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071202 Cross-Cultural HR Management and Leadership 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Students are introduced to the key concepts of intercultural HR Management, organisation and leadership theory as well as change management. These concepts are also applied within various practical examples.
Cross-Cultural Management | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071210 Cross-Cultural Orientation Workshop 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
This cross-cultural orientation workshop provides a highly practical setting where diversity and various cultural backgrounds are reflected upon, thus contributing to the personal development of students of all nationalities. In this workshop, students share their experiences and improve cross-cultural competences by reflecting on their experience abroad and by delivering professional presentations.
Emerging Markets 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071201 Business in Emerging Markets 3 SWS 4 ECTS
The course offers a comprehensive look at Emerging Markets from an overall and interdisciplinary business perspective. The students will holistically repeat and deepen their understanding about the facts, opportunities, threats and challenges regarding doing business in Emerging Markets.
International Finance | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071204 Global Financial Environment and Foreign Exchange Exposures 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Within this course, students learn about the basics of the global financial environment as well as the basics of foreign exchange theories and their applications. Based on that, different foreign exchange exposures for companies as well as relevant hedging strategies are discussed.
International Finance | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071205 International Corporate Finance and Project Finance 2 SWS 3 ECTS
In this course students learn about the core aspects of project finance, export finance and about special forms of international finance. Key aspects are commercial-, legal-, financial- and risk-related issues as well as their implications and consequences regarding Emerging Markets.
International Finance | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071206 Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances 2 SWS 3 ECTS
In this course students learn about the motivation, the advantages and disadvantages, the basic concepts of M&A and strategic alliances, the different steps within an M&A-process as well as frequent problems during M&A-processes. Different evaluation methods are also discussed in this context.
Market Research | Practical (UE) | Coursecode: 18071207 Big Data and Advanced Data Analysis 2 SWS 3 ECTS
In this course students focus on advanced statistical analysis by using state-of-the-art statistical software. They learn how to visually present and interpret results. A special emphasis is given to multivariate analysis of big data volumes.
Market Research | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 18071208 Research Lab 2 SWS 4 ECTS
In this course students develop their own research project in teams. This comprises of the elaboration of a research design, the necessary data collection, analysis, visualisation and interpretation of the gathered data as well as the writing of a research report based on scientific standards. The results will be basically presented to a group of experts and discussed.

3. Semester

Global Campus | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 18071301 Selected Courses at Partner Universities of FH JOANNEUM 0 SWS 30 ECTS
In the third semester students study abroad at selected partner universities of FH JOANNEUM. The students have to sucessfully complete courses to the extent of 30 ECTS from the following exhaustive areas: Business in Emerging Markets Global Economy Business Behaviour in Emerging Markets International Management Scientific Methods Cross-Cultural Management International Finance Market Research Business Project Strategic Management Project Management Foreign Language Business Informatics Business Intelligence Innovation Entrepreneurship

4. Semester

Master's Thesis | Master's Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 18071405 Master's Thesis 0.5 SWS 20 ECTS
Students carry out a research project independently and write their own scientific Master’s Thesis. The thesis is presented to an examination committee, where the findings have to be defended. During this committee examination the students are expected to establish interdisciplinary connections to other relevant issues in the context of Emerging Markets. Additionally, the students are examined regarding general topics related to Emerging Markets.
Master's Thesis | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 18071404 Master's Thesis Seminar 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
During this course students present their progress regarding the Master’s Thesis according to scientific standards. They learn how to give and accept constructive feedback and to integrate it into their further research.
Strategic Management | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 18071403 Company Dialogue 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Within this course students closely interact with representatives from companies active in emerging markets and/or developing countries. On the one hand students learn more about these companies and on the other hand students have the possibility to establish business contacts.
Strategic Management | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 18071402 Interdisciplinary Strategic Cases 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Based on various theoretical concepts and skills, students will holistically analyse and evaluate advanced business cases. The goal of this course is to derive strategic recommendations based on findings of previously conducted analyses.
Strategic Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 18071401 Strategy and Innovation in the Digital Era 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Based on various theoretical concepts and skills, students deepen their understanding about strategy and strategy development processes as well as their implementation and evaluation. During the course, various strategy development and innovation tools will be introduced, discussed, compared and applied. Last but not least, different organisational concepts are discussed and for example applied in the context of case studies.