Department of Management

Global Strategic Decision Making

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Curriculum

1. Semester

Global Markets 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Markets 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Markets 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Markets 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Management 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Management 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Management 2 | Integrated course (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
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International Finance 1 | Integrated course (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
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International Informatics 1 | Integrated course (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
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2. Semester

Global Strategic Management 3 | Integrated course (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+
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Global Strategic Management 3 | Integrated course (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
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International Finance 2 | Integrated course (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
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International Finance 2 | Integrated course (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
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Research and Informatics 2 | Integrated course (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
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Field Global Green and Social Business:
Global Green and Social Business 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Green and Social Business 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Green and Social Business 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Green and Social Business 3 | Project thesis (PT) | 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
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Field Global Leadership and HR Management:
Global Leadership and HR Management 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Leadership and HR Management 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Leadership and HR Management 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Leadership and HR Management 3 | Project thesis (PT) | 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
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Field Global Strategic Decision Making:
Global Strategic Decision Making 1 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Decision Making 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Decision Making 2 | Integrated course (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
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Global Strategic Decision Making 3 | Project thesis (PT) | 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
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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
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Global Strategic Management 4 | Integrated course (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)
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Field Global Green and Social Business:
Global Green and Social Business 4 | Integrated course (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 (PT) | 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
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Field Global Leadership and HR Management:
Global Leadership and HR Management 4 | Integrated course (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 (PT) | 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
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Field Global Strategic Decision Making:
Global Strategic Decision Making 4 | Integrated course (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 (PT) | 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
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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 | Tutorial (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
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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
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Master's Thesis and Master's Exam | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: 21071405 Master's Thesis and Master's Exam 0.5 SWS 20 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 1.5 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
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