Information Design

Business Basics

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

The lecture gives an overview of the following topics: 1) Basic terms: profit, rentability, portfolio-analysis, market, market segmentation, target group,  2) Project management: objectives, deliverables, time management, budgeting, leadership, project controlling, communication and culture. 3) Business plan: Executive Summary, Team, Product/Service, target group, Marketing, Management & Organisation, To-Do-List, SWOT analysis, profit& loss statement, balance sheet, financing (Group work) 4) Marketing and Marketing-Mix  5) Financing & Management accounting 6) Labour / tax legislation

Learning outcomes

Economic thinking and acting; insight into research processes, visualisation strategies for research results

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Viktor Mihalic, ABC der Betriebswirtschaft, Wien 7. Aufl. 2007; Karl Lechner et al., Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftlehre, Wien 23. Aufl. 2008; Gerwin Haybäck, Grundzüge des Marken- und Immaterialgüterrechts, Wien 3. Aufl. 2009; Sonja Janisch, Peter Mader, E-Business, Wien 3. Aufl. 2006; Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman, Building Web Apps with WordPress, O'Reilly Media 2014;
Journals: Zeitschrift für Recht und Rechnungswesen; Österreichische Notariats-Zeitung – NZ; ZfB – Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft

Mode of delivery


Assessment methods and criteria

Exercises, written exam