Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Business Management I

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

This integrated course provides comprehensive knowledge of general business management. It covers general business processes, provides an insight into how companies operate and presents business management as an academic discipline (central premises and models). The course also addresses the corporate production and sales process (integrative/SCM-oriented) and explores selected functional divisions, e.g. materials management and production.

Learning outcomes

This module offers an introduction to the basics of business administration, environmental and business law, rhetoric and presentation technology as well as the English language. The aim is to give the students the basic concepts of the economic design of projects, the necessary technical terminology and an overview of the relevant environmental and business law matters. Furthermore, basic rhetoric and presentation techniques are to be treated as the cornerstone for successful project management and a first specialization in English for business matters is to be given.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Lechner/Egger/Schauer: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Linde Verlag; Wöhe: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftlehre, Verlag Franz Vahlen; Dillerup/Stoi: Unternehmensführung; Verlag Franz Vahlen; Dillerup/Stoi: Fallstudien zur Unternehmensführung, Franz Vahlen; Schulte: Logistik - Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain, Vahlen; Wannenwetsch: Integrierte Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Springer; Grünbichler: Grundriss Wirtschaftsrecht (f. Österreich), Linde; Schnedl: Umweltrecht im Überblick (f. Österreich), facultas; Schulz von Thun: Miteinander reden, rororo; Murphy: English Grammar in Use, Cambridge; Powell: incompany 3.0 Upperintermediate, Macmillan; Master Class Bec Vantage (O'Driscoll & Scott-Barrett, 2003)
Journals: BWL: Die Betriebswirtschaft, Beschaffung aktuell; Englisch: Spotlight; Business Spotlight

Mode of delivery

1.5 ECTS lectures, 0.5 ECTS exercises

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam in the course of this, immanent assessment in the exercise part