Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.3413 International Collaborative Studies
(International Collaborative Studies)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Stefan Jungblut
Ansprechpartner (contact): Lisa Krömer (lisa.kroemer[at]
Ingrid Kelsey (ingrid.kelsey[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe/WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.34131 / International Collaborative Studies - Selected Topics Projekt 45 Std (h) 105 Std (h) P 15 TN (PART)
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

​M.184.1411 Grundzüge der VWL. Interesse an internationalen Themen und Zusammenarbeit mit internationalen Studierenden.​

Inhalte (short description):

.The modules “International Collaborative Studies" (M.184.3413 and M.184.3414) offer students the opportunity to participate in selected special events like international workshops and/or summer schools organized at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. Credits and grading are based on associated assignments, like a presentation and/or a seminar paper. The assignments will be prepared in joint meetings preceding the final event, finalized by students, and eventually presented at the given event. In case of limited places at the event itself, presentations may take place in group or at the seminar. The papers may have joint topics, but will have to be finalized individually.

The modules M.184.3413 (5 ECTS) and M.184.3414 (10 ECTS) are following the same concept but differ in their workload and associated event(s).

In winter semester 2022/23, only module M.184.3413 will be offered. The module will allow students to participate in the International Spring Program (ISP) 2023. The ISP is organized by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics in collaboration with Tohoku University, Japan. The ISP has already been offered sucessfully several times. After being suspended in 2021 and 2022 due to the Corona-Pandemic, the next ISP will take place in March 2023. The preparation for participation (presentations and papers) will take place on a weekly basis throughout winter semester 2022/23. During the semester, students will also start collaborative online studies with the participants at Tohoku University. These students will then visit Paderborn University from Feb. 04-19.2023 to participate in the International Spring School. During this time, the joint studies which began online will be finalized in personal meetings at Paderborn University.

The module M.184.3413 is targeting students in their second or higher year of bachelor studies. Participation by first year students is fine as well, given the state of studies allows to select profile phase modules. To register for the module, please send a short motivation letter (one paragraph) and a copy of your current transcript of records by e-mail to Participation and selection results will be announced within the official registration phase (Revisionsphase).​

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

Students will...

  • ​gain factual knowledge about selected international and country specific economic topics and their broader social, historical, political, cultural and demographic context.​
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

    ​Students will...

  • learn to analyze international economic phenomena by the use of economic and interdisciplinary scientific methods and models.
  • learn to summarize knowledge in written form and distribute it through presentations.​
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
    Sudents will...​
  • set up groups, allocate project related tasks, discuss and synthesize results within the groups.
  • discuss and collaborate in an intercultural team.

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

    ​Students will...

  • reflect and evaluate country-specific and transnational economic phenomena in a high-level context.
  • adapt to formerly unknown international and intercultural environment.
  • improve foreign language proficiency; share knowledge and discuss complex topics in English.​
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulteilprüfungen
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Besondere Form der Leistungserbringung. Details siehe Prüfungsumfang 1 Topic discussion and selection 30.00 %
    b) Hausarbeit mit Präsentation 25 pages seminar paper + 20 min presentation 70.00 %
    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)
    B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    ​The module is taught in English.
    For summer semester 2022: Participation in the 10th ISF (August 18-20, 2022) is compulsory.
    Places for participation in the International Spring Program 2023 are limited to 15. 

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