International Management

Corporate Law

Lecture, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Introduction to corporate law; establishment of corporations and associations; comparison of the different types of companies according to Austrian law; liability of CEOs; equity of corporations; basics

Learning outcomes

After completion of this module, the students can ..... Differentiate between corporations and associations; ..... Solve simple case studies on the establishment of companies as well as liquidation, liability and profit division; ..... Discuss the main concepts of liability of CEOs. Legal principles of annual statements (UGB), how to get a balance sheet and income statement. Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Textbook: Gurmann, S. (2014) Grundzüge des Gesellschafts- und Insolvenzrechts (Linde Wien); Grohmann-Steiger,Schneider, Dobrovits: Einführung in die Buchhaltung im Selbststudium, 21. Auflage, Wien 2016; different annual reports; aktuelle Geschäftsberichte; Weber, 5 vor Jahreabschluss, nwb, 2014;Hoffmann - Lüdenbach (Hrsg.) IAS/IFRS -Texte; Grünberger, IFRS 2016, 13. Auflage, 2015.
Journals: Das Recht der Wirtschaft (RdW), Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter, ecolex

Mode of delivery

Lecture, 1 group, 2 SWS

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Final examination, active participation of students in class.