n.BA.FM.Wiwi1.15HS (Economics 1) 
Module: Economics 1
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No.
n.BA.FM.Wiwi1.15HS
Title
Economics 1
Managed by
Claudia Dirnsteiner
Credits
8

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Study programme Facility Management
Courses/Weighting
Code Name of course Weighting
n.BA.FM.BWL15HS.V Business Administration 25%
n.BA.FM.Rec.15HS.V Law 25%
n.BA.FM.VWL.15HS.V Economics 25%
n.BA.FM.FiAc1.15HS.V Financial Accounting 1 25%
     
     
Status Compulsory module
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Entrance requirements  
Follow-up modules  
Comments  
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 27
Email claudia.dirnsteiner@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Business Administration
No.
n.BA.FM.BWL.15HS.V
Title
Business Administration
Managed by
Daniel von Felten

Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2018
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 24
Coached selfstudy 4
Autonomous selfstudy 32
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Daniel von Felten
Learning outcomes and competencies The course teaches the basics of modern business thinking and action, based on the belief that business practice should not only focus on the interests of the company and its owners, but must also take a wider environment into account. This places demands on a company which must be taken into consideration by its leadership.

In addition to considering the technological, economic, social and ecological environment of the company, systems and processes are analysed according to the St. Gallen Management Model.

Students will be able to:
  • recognise overall business contexts and assess their impact
  • detect conflicts of interest
  • make properly qualified and differentiated judgments and to develop solutions to business problems independently
Course content 1. Companies and their environment
  • Social environment: the social concept and legal system
  • Economic environment: economic system and regulatory policy; economic conditions
  • Ecological environment: environmental protection
  • Technological environment: technological progress
2. Companies and their stakeholders

3. Companies
  • Strategy
  • Structures
  • Culture
  • Management processes
  • Business processes
  • Support processes
  • Legal forms
  • Business mergers
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Written module exam (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Script
Thommen, Jean-Paul. (2008). Managementorientierte Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Zürich: Versus. (Moodle)
Entrance requirements None
Follow-up courses -
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 30
Email daniel.vonfelten@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note

Course: Financial Accounting 1
No.
n.BA.FM.FiAc1.15HS.V
Title
Financial Accounting 1
Managed by
Claudia Dirnsteiner

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 28
Coached selfstudy  
Autonomous selfstudy 32
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Claudia Dirnsteiner
Learning outcomes and competencies  
Course content  
Language of instruction  
Expected attendance  
Assessment Written module exam (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography  
Entrance requirements  
Follow-up courses  
Comments  
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 27
Email claudia.dirnsteiner@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Law
No.
n.BA.FM.Rec.15HS.V
Title
Law
Managed by
Philipp Vonarburg

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures  
Coached selfstudy  
Autonomous selfstudy  
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
 
Learning outcomes and competencies  
Course content  
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Written module exam (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Script
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses -
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)41 494 00 33
Email vonarburg@anwaltspraxis.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Economics
No.
n.BA.FM.VWL.15HS.V
Title
Economics
Managed by
Silvan Schuppisser

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 28
Coached selfstudy -
Autonomous selfstudy 32
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Silvan Schuppisser
Learning outcomes and competencies Students:
  • can explain the problem of scarcity from an economic perspective in their own words
  • can explain the term ‘productivity’
  • are familiar with the homo economicus model and understand how it is used in economics
  • can explain the term ‘trade-off’ and give their own examples in the context of the goals of economic policy
  • can explain how prices are formed through supply and demand
  • can name factors influencing supply and demand and give examples of shifts in a supply or demand curve
  • can explain the terms ‘marginal utility’ and ‘marginal cost’ in their own words and relate them to a supply or demand curve
  • are familiar with the model of perfect competition, its assumptions and application
  • can define the term ‘elasticity’
  • can calculate and interpret elasticities
  • can list different market structures and in particular make a detailed distinction between perfect competition and supply monopoly
  • can analytically calculate equilibrium prices and equilibrium quantities for different market structures, compare the results and interpret them
  • can graphically represent equilibrium prices and equilibrium quantities in different market structures
  • can explain the concepts of consumer and producer surplus and apply them to various market structures
  • can list the causes of market failure and give examples in their own words
  • can describe the role of the state from an economic perspective
  • can list reasons for state failure and give examples using their own words
  • can name the three ways of deriving national accounts (NA) and distinguish between them
  • can name the formulas for the expenditure side of the NA and apply them in examples
  • can draw and interpret the Lorenz curve
  • can explain the term ‘paradox of thrift’
  • can list the various economic cycles, name economic indicators and describe how they work
  • understand the multiplier theory in the context of economic stimuli and can solve and interpret model calculations
  • can explain the accelerator theory in the context of economic stimuli in their own words
  • can arrange the various concepts of economic policy in their historic sequence and concisely describe their background and core statements
  • can describe the core statement of the Laffer curve in their own words and draw and interpret its progress
  • can distinguish between the various types of money in the money supply
  • understand the main tasks of the Swiss National Bank and the basic way it works
  • can describe in their own words how the money multiplier works
  • can name the monetary policy instruments to control the money supply and exchange rate
  • understand the short- and long-term effects of an expansionary monetary policy
  • can name the determinants of exchange rates
  • can explain the purchasing power parity theory in their own words
  • understand the core statements of interest parity theory and can solve specimen calculations related to it
 
Students are in a position to:
  • apply theoretical economic concepts to everyday situations
  • evaluate current economic policy issues using economic arguments
  • think in a networked way
Course content
  • Micro- and macroeconomics
  • Scarcity
  • Homo economicus – opportunity costs
  • Tasks of economics and goals of economic policy
  • Price formation: supply and demand
  • Elasticities
  • Market structures
  • Market economy – market failure – state failure
  • National accounts (NA) – Gross domestic product (GDP)
  • The economy – economic policy
  • Growth
  • Money, monetary policy and the SNB (Swiss National Bank)
  • Exchange rates
  • Current issues from business and politics
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Written module exam (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Main study material (relevant to exam)
Eisenhut Peter, Aktuelle Volkswirtschaft, Rüegger Verlag
Script on micro- and macroeconomics
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses  
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 59 32
Email silvan.schuppisser@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module