Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.3067 Basic Business English for Students of Economics and Management Sciences (Master)
(Basic Business English for Students of Economics and Management Sciences)
Koordinator (coordinator): Dr. John Riach
Ansprechpartner (contact): Dr. John Riach (jriach[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS/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.184.30671 / Basic Business English for Students of Economic and Management Sciences (Master) Seminar P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

​Students should have B2 level language skills

Inhalte (short description):

The module provides students with an overview and practical experience dealing with the following business situations: telephoning, writing emails, presenting in business, meetings, negotiating. The course offers practice in person to person communication activities in terms of what business people actually say, write listen and read in everyday business situations.​

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

​Students understand and can implement the language and communication skills required to perform professionally in any international business situation

Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

​Students are able to deal adequately with the comprehensive skills necessary to perform professionally in business situations Specifically, this includes knowledge of the 600 most important business verbs and understanding their usage in the complete spectrum of business communication situations​

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

​Students are able to understand and perform competently in any international business context including being able to exercise the necessary intercultural skills​

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

​Students are able to independently further improve their language skills

Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
Art der Prüfung
(type of examination)
a) Mündliche Prüfung 30 minutes 100.00 %
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. IBS, M.Sc. BWL, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Taxation, Accountingand Finance, M.Sc. Winfo, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M.Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
Umfang QT (participation requirements):
Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

​​The course is designed as a hybrid module. The classroom dates for this semester are Fridays from 13-16 on 07.04.2022, 28.04.2022, 12.05.2022, 02.06.2022, and 23.06.2022. The online course includes two sessions per week. One session is in groups of 3 to 5 students or 1 hour and the second session is in pairwork for 30 minutes. The scheduling will be tailored to fit student schedules. There will be no course in the week April 12th-April15th​.

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