Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.4412 Global Growth and Development - Perspectives of Global Regions
(Global Growth and Development - Perspectives of Global Regions)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Ansprechpartner (contact):
Credits: 10 ECTS
Workload: 300 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.44121 / Global Growth and Development - Perspectives of Global Regions Vorlesung / Übung P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

Inhalte (short description):

​​The course gives an overview of modern growth and development economics. Starting with empirical facts of growth and development, several approaches of growth and development are introduced. Apart from the mechanics of traditional and recent growth theory the main challenges of development are discussed and analyzed. Especially the issue of openness and growth and development is in the focus of the discussion.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):

  • know theoretical and empirical facts in growth and development economics.
  • know basic traditional and recent theories and models of economic development and the analysis of their validity based on empirical findings.
  • learn about the role of human capital and health, poverty and inequality, urbanization and migration, development and globalization within these theories.

  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

  • can link empirical facts with a consistent theory.
  • discuss international economics from a development-economic perspective.
  •  use discrete analysis of current development economic questions within the project.
  • analyse empirical studies as well as discrete application of development economic questions to new contexts using theory and econometric research methods.

  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):

  • improve intercultural communication skills due to the high proportion of international students in the course of studies (around 70% of students) and English as course language.
  • increase their team competence.
  • work on project and group management.
  • transfer knowledge to a group of people.

    Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

  • search, prepare, evaluate and use target-oriented analysis of information, data and sources.
  • work on competences to elaborate a certain economic topic on its own.
  • improve economic understanding and ability to work independently.
  • work on presentation skills.

  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulteilprüfungen
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 60 min. 50.00 %
    b) Projektarbeit 10-15 Seiten 50.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    M.Sc. International Business Studies, M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M. Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre
    M.Sc. International Business Studies
    M.Sc. International Economics and Management
    M.Sc. Management
    M.Sc. Management Information Systems
    M.Sc. Taxation, Accounting and Finance
    M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
    M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    M.Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    This module is limited to 30 participants, please check the participant and waiting lists on the homepage of the Faculty of Economics.
    Language of instruction: English

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