Introduction to Business Administration

Introduction to Business Administration (Einführung in die BWL)


Course offering details

Regular cycle Course is every Winter semester
Dates in Winter19/20 wednesday 3:20 to 5:00 p.m.
starting 23rd of October 2019
Room S1|01 A01
Audience Students of all disciplines
Instructors Prof. Dr. Dirk Schiereck
Supervisor Marc Berninger
Consultation-hour in English on appointment()
Examination Written Exam every semester.
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Additional to the course we offer a tutorial in Summer and Winter semester
Dates in Wintersemester 2019/20 tba
Time 11:40 a.m. – 01:20 p.m.
Room tba
Tutor Marc Berninger
Materials moodle

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction into studies of business administration for students of other sciences. The course will provide a broad spectrum of knowledge from the “birth” of business administration as an university science field until its fragmentation into many specialized disciplines. Core topics will include basics of business administration (definitions and German legal forms), some Marketing concepts, introduction into Production Management (business process optimization and quality management), basic knowledge of organisational and personnel related topics, fundamental concepts of finance and investment as well as internal and external reporting standards.




  • Thommen, J.-P. & Achleitner, A.-K. (2006): Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 5. Auflage, Wiesbaden.
  • Domschke, W. & Scholl, A. (2008): Grundlagen der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, 3. Aufl., Heidelberg.


The course will be supported bymoodle Here you will find all materials you will need for course.