English

There are a total of four separate economic English courses (A-B-C-D) within the scope of the Economic English Credit-point Courses. All the courses (A, B, C and D) run concurrently during each semester.

According to the Common European Reference Framework on Languages (CEFR), the target of this course corresponds to level C1.1. The Business English course ‘Higher’ provides a good preparation for this course. 

  • Bachelor students in their study year of consolidation and specialization (s. PO §9 paragraph 5).
  • Online enrolment for the chosen course and the qualifying test during the stipulated enrolment time (02.04.2024, 9am until 11.04.2024, 12pm). Enrolment is on a ‘first come first served basis’. After the online enrolment for English for Economists Credit-Point Courses has ended, a later e-mail registration is only possible for students of our Faculty who have in the past already successfully completed one of our English for Economists Credit-Point Courses, and, of course, if there are any vacant places available on these courses.
  • A pass in the Bachelor Qualifying Test which takes place at the beginning of each semester, or a pass grade in the final examinations of a previous Bachelor Credit-Point Course in English for Economists. Exception: Students with Cambridge Certificate C1 or Toefl Test of at least 100 points do not have to write the Qualifying Test. 

EBCA Credit-point course A: Current global economic issues

Topics:
Artificial intelligence - Big data
Knowledge Management
Industry 4.0
AI and Healthcare
Self-driving cars
Drones
Crypto Currencies & Blockchain Technology
Digitalisation
The Future of Jobs

Trainer: Marcella Marburger

Dates: Tu. 14:00 – 16:15, Start: 23.04.2024 (Qualifying Test on 16.04.2024), Room: see LSF!

EBCB Credit-point course B: Marketing

Topics:
Innovative marketing, Digital marketing, Social media marketing and influencers
Brands and brand management
Behavioural Economics and Consumer behaviour 
Public relations, Political marketing
Marketing, ethics and the moral limits of the markets

Trainer: Margaret Birbeck

Dates: Mo. 09:45 – 12:00, Start: 22.04.2024 (Qualifying Test on 16.04.2024), Room: see LSF!

EBCC Credit-point course C: The Entrepreneur

Topics:
The entrepreneurial mindset 
Entrepreneurial ecosystem, Startups und Unicorns
Raising financing, Marketing, Social entrepreneurship 
Markets and morality
Risk management and damage control

Trainer: Barry Hawthorne

Dates: Tue. 09:45 – 12:00, Start: 23.04.2024 (Qualifying Test on 16.04.2024), Room: see LSF!

EBCD Credit-point course D: Bank and Finance Topics

Topics:
Alternative Finance: Crowdfunding/ Shadow Banking/ Complementary Currencies
Fintech: Cryptocurrencies/ Cashless Societies/ Fintech Startups
Ethical/ Social Banking:  Islamic Banking/ Microfinance/ Climate & Capitalism
Topics of Current Interest: Stock Market Crisis/ Zombie Companies/ Trade Wars

Trainer: Marcella Marburger

Dates: Tu. 16:45 – 19:00, Start: 23.04.2024 (Qualifying Test on 16.04.2024), Room: see LSF!

Successful completion of a written exam of 120 minutes duration with oral exam and regular attendance.

Credit points: All participants receive 6 credit points (PO 2022) or 5 credit points (PO 2009) upon the successful completion of the economic English credit-point courses: English for Economists.

For each passed exam, an internal C1.1 certificate is awarded.