Industrial Management

Business Administration 1 (Basics & Investment)

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• General introduction to business administration
• Constituent decisions and legal forms
• Introduction to:
• Marketing
• Materials flow
• Cost theory
• Investment calculation
• Human Resources

Learning outcomes

The students are able to
• understand the basic functions of a company, economic contexts and thought processes in business administration
• gain an overview of partial aspects of business administration, which are covered in greater depth in other lectures
• understand business activities as targeted, economic actions along the entire value added chain
• make structured business decisions based on theoretical models
• list and gauge the most important criteria for a legal form and business location
• apply the various different methods of targeted capital budgeting
• understand organisations and issues within organisations
• transfer relevant issues pertaining to proxy, job description or the right of instruction to practical solutions
• explain theories of leadership and management and approach practical problems
• explain principles of change management
• illustrate project management methods
• explain the phases of project definition, project planning and project management

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Lechner/Egger/Schauer: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre
• Wöhe: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre
• Wöhe/Kaiser/Döring: Übungsbuch zur Allgemeinen Betriebswirtschaftslehre
• Hugentobler/Schaufelbühl/Blattner: Integrale Betriebswirtschaftslehre
• Becker: Investition und Finanzierung
• Kruschwitz: Investitionsrechnung
• Schreyögg, Organisation
• Jones/Bouncken, Organisation
• Robbins, Organisation der Unternehmung
• Patzak/Rattay: Projektmanagement
• Sterrer/Winkler: Setting Milestones
• Seidl: Multiprojektmanagement

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.
• zfo - Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation
• WIST - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium
• WISU - Das Wirtschaftsstudium

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment