t.BA.VS.VECO1.14HS (Transportation Economics 1) 
Module: Transportation Economics 1
This information was generated on: 29 February 2024
Transportation Economics 1
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Version: 5.0 start 01 February 2021

Short description

Students acquire the basic business knowledge that a traffic engineer needs in their professional role as a project manager, a service, sales or planning engineer, and also in their first leadership or managerial function.

Module coordinator

Scherrer, Maike (scek)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
At the end of the course the students are able
  1. to know (K1), to understand (K2) and to describe fundamental methods in business administration
  2. to apply these methods in the immediate context of the course content and introduced exercises (K3)
  3. to analyze (K4), to evaluate and to explain business processes and contexts
  4. to synthesize (K5) and to evaluate (K6) business processes in relevant sub-areas

Professional competence

Professional and social competences

Professional and social competences

Professional, social and self-competences


K1 / K2



K5 / K6

Module contents

Due to the heterogeneity of the participants and the character of the course, the focus lies on the learning objectives a) to d): All participants should be able to know and understand elementary business administration methods related to business contexts and processes and be able to apply these methods in specific cases and fields. Students shall furthermore get the ability to combine individual business contexts independently and merge them with their own experience (synthesis) as well as to independently assess certain business information and processes according to appropriate criteria (evaluation).
These objectives include the three levels of competency: expertise, social competence and self-competence. Due to the scope and orientation of this module, the course emphasizes on the transfer of business expertise.

Knowlege transfer is prioritized. Skills and attitues are not given particular consideration.

The course conveys the basic business knowledge, which an traffic systems engineer must master in his professional role as a project manager, service or sales engineer or a planning engineer as well as in a first leadership or managerial function. The effective processing of information generated in companies and the information available in the company's environment is fundamental for entrepreneurial action from the perspective of the engineer. The absorbed knowledge will be adopted while developoing an own business idea in the field of traffic or mobility. Next to teaching inputs and excercies, some creativity techniques will be used for idea generation and concretisation. The ideas will be transfereed into a business model.  

The module comprises a selection of the following content:
  • Introduction and company analysis
  • Business goals
  • Inforation as basis for actions
  • Planning
  • Decision making
  • Realisation
  • Control
  • Presentation/Discussion of own business plan and guest lecture

Teaching materials

Documents for lectures and exercises will be provided on the e-learning platform Moodle.
There is a script available online on Moodle.

Supplementary literature

Capaul, R. und Steingruber, D.(2018). Betriebswirtschaft verstehen - Das St. Galler Management-Modell, 3. Auflage, Cornelesen-Verlag, Gütersloh. 



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester paper and presentation group work max. 15 pages half points 30%
End-of-semester exam written exam individual 60 minutes half points 70%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Verkehrsökonomie 1 - Vorlesung
Verkehrsökonomie 1 - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.