t.BA.XXK.WING.19HS (Business Administration) 
Module: Business Administration
This information was generated on: 25 May 2024
Business Administration
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Version: 3.0 start 01 February 2022

Short description

The engineers gain an insight into the most important business management principles and interrelationships. They are supposed to understand how companies operate, to be able to classify strategies and processes and to understand the basics of financial and operational accounting.  

Module coordinator

Jörg Musiolik (musi)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students understand how companies traditionally operate (St. Gallen Management Model) and the environment in which companies are active. F, M K1, K2
They are familiar with the structuring elements of a company and can integrate them into the broader context. F, M K1, K2
The students know tasks, basic concepts and instruments of financial accounting and are able to apply the principles and regulations for accounting and financial reporting in simple cases. F, M K1, K2, K3
They are able to analyse companies on the basis of their accounting data and to evaluate their strategic objectives F, M, S K1-K4

Module contents

The main objective is to know and understand economic interrelationships and their application in the fields covered. The basics of business administration are discussed and illustrated with examples. Students are also encouraged to contribute to the lessons with small presentations or case studies.

The module includes a selection of the following contents (St. Gallen Management Model):

- The work environment of the engineer in the company and society

- Strategy/Marketing

- Basic terms of accounting

- Income statement/ Balance sheet

- Accounting/ Calculation/

- Bookkeeping, investment calculation

- Sales and production planning,

- Human resources management, organization

- Investment calculation

- Management systems, quality, safety environment

Teaching materials

Capaul, Roman/Steingruber, Daniel (2016):
Betriebswirtschaft verstehen – Das St. Galler Management-Modell, 3. Auflage, (Schweiz); Berlin: Sauerländer/Cornelsen.

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 1a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 Min. Marks 100%



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