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Credit-Point Courses - 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.

  1. Bachelor students in their study year of consolidation and specialization (s. PO §8).
  2. Online registration for the chosen course during the stipulated registration time (30.09.2019 until 11.10.2019).  Registration is on a ‘first come first served basis’. After the online registration 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.
  3. A pass in the Bachelor Qualifying Test (14 October 2019 from 14:00-16:00), or a pass grade in the final examinations of a previous Bachelor Credit-Point Course in English for Economists.

TARGET LEVEL OF COMPETENCE

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

OBLIGATORY QUALIFYING TEST

Date: Monday, 14.10.2019 from 14:00 – 16:00.
Registration deadline: Friday, 11.10.2019 at 12 noon.
All QT candidates will be notified via e-mail of the result of their Qualifying Test. All credit-point courses start in the second week of the semester.
You will find a model Bachelor Qualifying Test here.

 

 

TOPICS

Big Data, Knowledge management, Industry 4.0
Artificial intelligence and healthcare, AI und Asset Management
Autonomous driving, Drones
Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain technology, Digitalization
The future of work, Universal Basic Income

TRAINER Marcella Marburger

DATES

Tu. 09:45 - 12:00, Date: 22.10.2019, Room: see LSF!

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, Date: 21.10.2019, Room: see LSF!

TOPICS

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

TRAINER Margaret Birbeck

DATES

Mo. 14:00 - 16:15, Start: 21.10.2019, Room: see LSF!

TOPICS

What is banking? What are banks? Types of banks
Microfinance/Microcredit
The Glass-Steagall Act and the subprime crisis, Dodd Frank Act
Central banking/Retail banking/Islamic Banking
Electronic Banking, Fintech
Banks and BREXIT
Developments in banking past, present and future

TRAINER Marcella Marburger

DATES

Tu. 14:00 - 16:15, Start: 22.10.2019, Room: see LSF!

 

The oral and written exams take place at the end of the courses. The exam takes 120 minutes. Both the oral and written examinations take place at the end of the course. The oral examination awards a maximum of 20 points; the written examination awards a maximum of 80 points. The sum of the two scores makes up the final grade.

Credit points: All participants receive 5 credit points 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. The certificate will indicate the exam result and the individual marks for each exam. The certificate can be picked up at SSIX approximately 3 weeks after the written exam.

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