The BA (Hons) in Business is a three-year full-time program (180 ECTS) which is designed to provide a clearly structured business education through a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

 

Throughout this EQF level 6/NFQ level 8 honors program, students acquire business acumen to strategically appraise business opportunities and challenges and effectively integrate them into decision-making roles with an organization. The BA (Hons) in Business will create graduates capable of dealing with diverse intrinsic and extrinsic opportunities and challenges in the business world and do so in a creative fashion promoting business sustainability and growth.

 

 

DEGREE AWARDED

 

A state-recognized Dublin Business School BA (Hons) in Business degree awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

 

Dublin Business School (DBS) is a private higher education institution and Ireland’s largest accredited independent provider of higher education. Its programs are accredited by Quality and Qual­ifications Ireland (QQI), the Irish state body for quality assurance of all education and training services. The institution has 90 awards (including embedded awards) currently validated under QQI.

 

 

Awarding Body 

 

Quality and Qualifications, Ireland (QQI) is the Irish State body responsible for the Quality Assurance of all education and training services in Ireland. QQI sets quality assurance criteria for the sector and regulates and approves programs of study. For more information about QQI, click here
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The BA (Hons) in Business program is a six-semester, three-year program (180 ECTS) which is designed with an interdisciplinary focus. Courses comprise of formative and summative assessment as well as group work and presentations.

 

The program has been developed to ensure students acquire an integrated, balanced, and dynamic business education. The need and relevance of agility for an organization is bedded in each course delivery and assessment, enabling the student to see how and why an organization must function to ensure profitability, sustainability, relevance and growth.

 

Students study common subjects in their first year. This honors degree course offers students considerable flexibility in their choice of second- and third-year subjects which are selected from the different BA (Hons) in Business pathways offered at EU Munich.

Program Duration
3 years
Credits
180 Ects
Teaching Language
English
Start Dates
October, January
You can do it in
Munich
Schedule
Full-time
Title
BA (Hons) in Business
Awarding body
Quality and Qualifications, Ireland (QQI)
Level
EQF level 6/NFQ level 8
PROGRAM
SEMESTER 1

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course introduces the student to concepts and techniques within mathematics and statistics that are relevant in the modern business environment. Students will study different data collection methods and sampling techniques, along with appropriate methods for summarizing and presenting data. Students will apply various theories and concepts of research techniques and demonstrate how mathematical models can be applied to research activities. The course will enable students to cultivate an approach and methodology for solving contemporary business problems using appropriate mathematical and statistical tools.

  • This course introduces students to analysis of the business environment. The course provides students with an appreciation of the external and internal business environment. The course introduces environmental analysis tools, examines the contribution of the various functional areas, and introduces the concepts of organizational change, ethics, and entrepreneurship. Finally, the course also exposes students to an introductory review of business law and regulation.

  • This course introduces the student to marketing concepts and theories that provide a comprehensive foundation within the marketing subject area. Lectures will be the primary method of delivery. Students are supported by tutorials to facilitate further discussion of material and guidance for self‐directed learning.  

    Guest lecturers will be invited to offer seminars to develop the student’s understanding of current practices in marketing led organizations.

  • This course enables students to focus on the essential concepts of computing and related technologies. Students focus upon the fundamental issues surrounding the world of computing through a balance between theory and applied learning. Students will build practical skills in database, spreadsheets, and web technologies. They will also contextualize the role that computer technologies have played in facilitating the evolution and development of business systems, and the legal and ethical issues that have emerged through this process.

  • This course is designed to expose students to contemporary economic perspectives, for example: free market versus government interventionist policies. By applying theoretical frameworks to various industries and different economies, students will develop and in-depth view of this complex environment and an understanding of real-world developments.

This course is 5 ECTS credits:
  • This course provides the students with knowledge of the behavior required to transition into third level education. The course builds upon existing learning and equips the student with the skills required in an academic and the business context. This course provides students with the practical strategies to thrive both as individuals and in teams in a third level environment. The course is specifically designed to develop the following skills and competencies: academic and referencing, the ability to operate in groups, and the techniques of effective public speaking.

SEMESTER 2

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course introduces the student to concepts and techniques within mathematics and statistics that are relevant in the modern business environment. Students will study different data collection methods and sampling techniques, along with appropriate methods for summarizing and presenting data. Students will apply various theories and concepts of research techniques and demonstrate how mathematical models can be applied to research activities. The course will enable students to cultivate an approach and methodology for solving contemporary business problems using appropriate mathematical and statistical tools.

  • This course introduces students to analysis of the business environment. The course provides students with an appreciation of the external and internal business environment. The course introduces environmental analysis tools, examines the contribution of the various functional areas, and introduces the concepts of organizational change, ethics, and entrepreneurship. Finally, the course also exposes students to an introductory review of business law and regulation.

  • This course introduces the student to marketing concepts and theories that provide a comprehensive foundation within the marketing subject area. Lectures will be the primary method of delivery. Students are supported by tutorials to facilitate further discussion of material and guidance for self‐directed learning.  

    Guest lecturers will be invited to offer seminars to develop the student’s understanding of current practices in marketing led organizations.

  • This course enables students to focus on the essential concepts of computing and related technologies. Students focus upon the fundamental issues surrounding the world of computing through a balance between theory and applied learning. Students will build practical skills in database, spreadsheets, and web technologies. They will also contextualize the role that computer technologies have played in facilitating the evolution and development of business systems, and the legal and ethical issues that have emerged through this process.

  • This course is designed to expose students to contemporary economic perspectives, for example: free market versus government interventionist policies. By applying theoretical frameworks to various industries and different economies, students will develop and in-depth view of this complex environment and an understanding of real-world developments.

This course is 5 ECTS credits:
  • This course will introduce students to the principles, concepts and techniques required to understand the core components of business finance and internal/external financial analysis. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of finance in the key areas of financial reporting, budgeting, variance analysis, performance evaluation and the role of various stakeholders.

SEMESTER 3

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course introduces the student to the nature of management and advocates the importance of good managerial practice in contemporary organizations. The course is designed to explain the integrative nature of managerial functions. The course identifies how their environment affects organizations and how organizations in turn create change, through innovation and adapt to their local and global environments. Students will be encouraged to understand how management has evolved and continues to be influenced by institutional and cultural factors. The course places an increased emphasis on corporate governance, ethics, data mining for performance management, entrepreneurship, innovation, change management and operations and supply chain management.

  • This course introduces students to financial management principles. The course provides students with the knowledge and understanding to apply the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of financial management in commercial situations.

  • The course introduces students to the role of Information Systems in a business organization. It focuses on how modern businesses use information technology and systems to support management, business functions and activities. Multiple emerging digital technologies are becoming the basis of competitive strategies that are having a profound impact on existing businesses and creating opportunities for new ones.  

    Students will also develop practical skills in web design using client-side technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript which meet current web standards while also building a series of interactive spreadsheet data analysis models to meet business requirements.

Choose two elective courses from the list below:
  • This course aims to develop in students an understanding of the selling function and its strategic relationship with marketing in a market-driven organization. It will provide students with an understanding of the multi-faceted role of the sales manager and will enable students to gain the knowledge, skills, and competences in preparing and delivering effective sales presentations in a B2B environment. The student will gain practical skills required to prepare and deliver a professional B2B sales presentation and solve a prospective client’s problems.

  • This course provides the student with an understanding of the importance of Project Feasibility in Project Management. The course assists student in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Feasibility within Project Management. Project management is important because it ensures proper expectations are set around what can be delivered, by when, and for how much. Effective project managers should be able to negotiate reasonable and achievable deadlines and milestones across stakeholders, teams, and management. Many of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another from project risk. The student will gain theoretical and practical skills required to develop Project Feasibility. Students will apply appropriate methodologies and understand basic approaches, best-practice techniques as well as appreciate the dynamic project management environment and the approach that underpin it.

  • This course provides the participant with an understanding of the importance of Project Planning & Control in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Planning & Control within Project Management. Planning and control focus on the reconciliation between what the market requires and what the operations resources can deliver. This course will enable students to gain mechanisms to communicate what tasks need to get done and identify the different organizational resources to be allocated in order for tasks to be completed within a specific timeframe.

  • This course aims to provide an overall knowledge and insight into the three main areas of labor law (trade union law, industrial relations law, and employment law) and the corresponding legislation and judicial decisions that underpin them. The student will understand and appreciate key areas of importance in the everyday application of labor law in the workplace. The student will gain a strong foundation in labor law so as to assist them in the crucial business of maintaining full legal compliance in the Irish workplace.

  • The course gives the student an insight into the various influences affecting peoples’ behavior and satisfaction within organizations, and the workplace. It helps students explore and appreciate the relationship between those influences and the bottom-line dependent variables or metrics in which organizations are interested. The course works through three categories of influencing variables, Individual, Group and contextual / organizational factors. The course will enable the student to understand how we can manage or manipulate the influencing factors or at least understand them. Students will appreciate individual difference and diversity, and therefore increase their empathy toward people, and improve their people management skills.

  • This course is designed to provide students with a Foundation in the fundamental principles of law, relevant to the business world. The course introduces students to the primary areas and functions of law and provides an underpinning in the legal principles, which apply, to the primary areas of business. The course enables students to enter the legal world should they chose the law stream. The course underpins the interface between business and law enabling students to gain an understanding of EU law and its impact on the Irish legal systems. The student will apply a methodological approach of legal analysis to relevant problem scenarios and develop an appreciation of the necessity for ongoing legal reform and the challenges the law creates for the business environment.

  • In this course, students will develop robust databases using current database technologies, languages, and development tools. They will be introduced to the cloud environment and evaluate current cloud computing delivery and service model as well as create and deploy a database to a cloud-based service.  

    The database is the underlying framework of the information system. Learning key design methodologies to understand database design and building key skills in database languages provide the learners with key technical skills in database languages a key requirement for Information Systems graduates.

  • This course introduces the student to fundamental programming concepts and theories and the key objective is to provide a comprehensive foundation within the Programming subject area. Students will build practical skills in writing small programs that accomplish useful goals and will gain an understanding of the process involved in producing simple applications. A basic understanding of programming will be beneficial to graduates seeking to work in cross-functional business/IT areas or for those who may wish to pursue further studies in IT and data related fields.

  • In this course, students will explore cloud computing concepts and evaluate cloud services and cloud deployment models. Students will become acquainted with commonly used industry terms, typical business scenarios, applications for the cloud, as well as benefits and limitations inherent in the cloud paradigm. Students will examine how organizations use different cloud solutions, including private, public, and hybrid clouds. Developing trust and sustainable relationships with clients is a key to ensuring competitive advantage. Students will use case studies and examples to learn how to understand customer requirements and sell Cloud Computing solutions and services tailored to customer needs. Developing excellent communication skills through presentations of solutions accompanied with reports and technical specifications of proposed solutions and plans form a key competence for students of this course. Students will explore digital marketing and sales applications to enable them to effectively target customers.

This course is 5 ECTS credits:
  • The course will provide the environment to assist the student to apply ethical principles in a given situation whether in business practice or in research. The importance of leadership and teamwork in relation to ethical practices will be appraised. Learners will be encouraged to scrutinize both Irish and international government legislations, policies, and company responsibilities in relation to ensuring ethical business and research practices. The course will be delivered using a combination of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, case studies, published research papers, and self-directed learning. In addition, the course will provide workshops enabling students to debate and apply their knowledge to practical business situations.

SEMESTER 4

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course introduces the student to the nature of management and advocates the importance of good managerial practice in contemporary organizations. The course is designed to explain the integrative nature of managerial functions. The course identifies how their environment affects organizations and how organizations in turn create change, through innovation and adapt to their local and global environments. Students will be encouraged to understand how management has evolved and continues to be influenced by institutional and cultural factors. The course places an increased emphasis on corporate governance, ethics, data mining for performance management, entrepreneurship, innovation, change management and operations and supply chain management.

  • This course introduces students to financial management principles. The course provides students with the knowledge and understanding to apply the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of financial management in commercial situations.

  • The course introduces students to the role of Information Systems in a business organization. It focuses on how modern businesses use information technology and systems to support management, business functions and activities. Multiple emerging digital technologies are becoming the basis of competitive strategies that are having a profound impact on existing businesses and creating opportunities for new ones.  

    Students will also develop practical skills in web design using client-side technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript which meet current web standards while also building a series of interactive spreadsheet data analysis models to meet business requirements.

Choose two elective courses from the list below:
  • This course aims to develop in students an understanding of the selling function and its strategic relationship with marketing in a market-driven organization. It will provide students with an understanding of the multi-faceted role of the sales manager and will enable students to gain the knowledge, skills, and competences in preparing and delivering effective sales presentations in a B2B environment. The student will gain practical skills required to prepare and deliver a professional B2B sales presentation and solve a prospective client’s problems.

  • This course provides the student with an understanding of the importance of Project Feasibility in Project Management. The course assists student in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Feasibility within Project Management. Project management is important because it ensures proper expectations are set around what can be delivered, by when, and for how much. Effective project managers should be able to negotiate reasonable and achievable deadlines and milestones across stakeholders, teams, and management. Many of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another from project risk. The student will gain theoretical and practical skills required to develop Project Feasibility. Students will apply appropriate methodologies and understand basic approaches, best-practice techniques as well as appreciate the dynamic project management environment and the approach that underpin it.

  • This course provides the participant with an understanding of the importance of Project Planning & Control in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Planning & Control within Project Management. Planning and control focus on the reconciliation between what the market requires and what the operations resources can deliver. This course will enable students to gain mechanisms to communicate what tasks need to get done and identify the different organizational resources to be allocated in order for tasks to be completed within a specific timeframe.

  • This course aims to provide an overall knowledge and insight into the three main areas of labor law (trade union law, industrial relations law, and employment law) and the corresponding legislation and judicial decisions that underpin them. The student will understand and appreciate key areas of importance in the everyday application of labor law in the workplace. The student will gain a strong foundation in labor law so as to assist them in the crucial business of maintaining full legal compliance in the Irish workplace.

  • The course gives the student an insight into the various influences affecting peoples’ behavior and satisfaction within organizations, and the workplace. It helps students explore and appreciate the relationship between those influences and the bottom-line dependent variables or metrics in which organizations are interested. The course works through three categories of influencing variables, Individual, Group and contextual / organizational factors. The course will enable the student to understand how we can manage or manipulate the influencing factors or at least understand them. Students will appreciate individual difference and diversity, and therefore increase their empathy toward people, and improve their people management skills.

  • This course is designed to provide students with a Foundation in the fundamental principles of law, relevant to the business world. The course introduces students to the primary areas and functions of law and provides an underpinning in the legal principles, which apply, to the primary areas of business. The course enables students to enter the legal world should they chose the law stream. The course underpins the interface between business and law enabling students to gain an understanding of EU law and its impact on the Irish legal systems. The student will apply a methodological approach of legal analysis to relevant problem scenarios and develop an appreciation of the necessity for ongoing legal reform and the challenges the law creates for the business environment.

  • In this course, students will develop robust databases using current database technologies, languages, and development tools. They will be introduced to the cloud environment and evaluate current cloud computing delivery and service model as well as create and deploy a database to a cloud-based service.  

    The database is the underlying framework of the information system. Learning key design methodologies to understand database design and building key skills in database languages provide the learners with key technical skills in database languages a key requirement for Information Systems graduates.

  • This course introduces the student to fundamental programming concepts and theories and the key objective is to provide a comprehensive foundation within the Programming subject area. Students will build practical skills in writing small programs that accomplish useful goals and will gain an understanding of the process involved in producing simple applications. A basic understanding of programming will be beneficial to graduates seeking to work in cross-functional business/IT areas or for those who may wish to pursue further studies in IT and data related fields.

  • In this course, students will explore cloud computing concepts and evaluate cloud services and cloud deployment models. Students will become acquainted with commonly used industry terms, typical business scenarios, applications for the cloud, as well as benefits and limitations inherent in the cloud paradigm. Students will examine how organizations use different cloud solutions, including private, public, and hybrid clouds. Developing trust and sustainable relationships with clients is a key to ensuring competitive advantage. Students will use case studies and examples to learn how to understand customer requirements and sell Cloud Computing solutions and services tailored to customer needs. Developing excellent communication skills through presentations of solutions accompanied with reports and technical specifications of proposed solutions and plans form a key competence for students of this course. Students will explore digital marketing and sales applications to enable them to effectively target customers.

This course is 5 ECTS credits:
  • The course is designed to give students a deeper appreciation of the roots of political economic perspectives existing in the world today, in order to understand the free-market approach and the government interventionist approach of policy. Students will also apply the theoretical frameworks provided in lectures to individual markets/industries and wider macro environments to enable them to develop a more sophisticated view of the political economic events taking place in the real-world context.

SEMESTER 5

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, concepts, and tools necessary to understand, and respond to, the increasingly complex, global, volatile, and dynamic context in which organizational strategy formulation and development take place today. This course will conduct a detailed study of the nature of strategy content, and of strategic processes, in a variety or organizational/industry settings designed to equip students for further study at post‐graduate level and for future career development.

  • This course provides an integrated framework whereby global business-relevant trends/issues may be identified and analyzed, their strategic implications may be understood, and informed business responses may be deployed.

  • The course provides students with a comprehensive and modern view of talent planning, management, and resourcing. Students will view how Human Resource (HR) specialists demonstrably add value in pursuit of competitive advantage and organizational sustainability. Among other contemporary issues, like HR metrics and data analytics, students will be introduced to the complexity surrounding the reconfiguration of the HR role, the impact of environmental factors on HR performance, the rise of the HR strategic business partner, the potential of e-enabled HR and HR outsourcing opportunities. The course also includes an assessment of the traditional HR activities, recruitment and selection, training and development and associated sophisticated policies and practices.

  • This course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work independently, or in a group setting, on a well-defined research question in an organized and critical manner. The course will enable students to develop their research and analytical skills. The capstone module, business project synergizes previous learning and ensures graduate attributes such as independent learning, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as research and development are captured by the student and necessitates time management and planning.  

    Students will be provided with appropriate research topics in the specific domain they choose to focus upon. Students will select their research question, determine the appropriate research approach, summarize the relevant literature, apply specific research methodologies, collect secondary data, critically appraise their findings, and construct appropriate recommendations.

Choose two elective courses from the list below:
  • This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the strategic approach to the use of data in organizations. Students are introduced to the concept of data as a tool for achieving and sustaining competitive advantage and for improving efficiency and effectiveness in business processes and managerial decision making.  

    Data is now viewed as a critical asset and it has a significant impact on both our daily lives and the day to day running of organizations. Knowing how to evaluate and manage this key asset will be an important tool for our business graduates.

  • Rapid changes have prompted today's organizations to ensure their survival by the launching innovative products and services with advanced technology and different and new ways of thinking. These approaches require creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The role of these three important factors can be summarized as follows:  

    Creativity is an ability that can lead to an invention or idea by the creative person.  

    Change refers to the active process of introducing a change that moves an organization over time from established ways of doing things to new, desired, and more successful ways of operating.  

    Innovation is the process to convert invention or idea into a marketable product or service.

  • This course enables the student to understand the importance of Project Planning Techniques in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Planning Techniques within Project Management. The course provides the context for application of theories and concepts to the workplace. The project management simulation will take the form of participation in a business game where students will apply the knowledge they have gained to resolve a workplace problem incorporating role play. Students will assess their skill acquisition across the program and prepare a Personal Development E-Portfolio which they can use subsequently to aid career choice and continuing professional development. Students will complete Learning Logs as they progress to facilitate recording of skill acquisition.

  • This course provides the participant with an understanding of the importance of Project Management & Evaluation in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Management & Feasibility within Project Management. The student will gain theoretical and practical skills required to develop Project Management & Feasibility. Students will apply appropriate methodologies and understand basic approaches, best-practice techniques as well as appreciate the dynamic project management environment and the approach that underpin it.

  • The course provides students an opportunity to focus on the HRD (Human Resources Development) aspect of Human Resources Management; on the HRD function within organizations, and the theory of adult learning processes. Students will apply these through analyzing needs and designing and implementing learning interventions in support of Organizational strategy. The course also gives students an indication of the real world of HRD by introducing them to the politics and dynamics of the modern HRD function. HRM stream students need to focus on the learning function within organizations as a major HRM subset and responsibility. As the learning function becomes more and more decentralized, and as training and development responsibility is more and more within the remit of line managers, students in other streams, need as potential managers to be able to understand the learning function, assess different methods and interventions, and design simple interventions.

  • This course helps students to develop and implement innovative performance management strategies to improve talent management, employee engagement and business results. It presents a holistic approach to performance management detailing how to build a culture of ongoing feedback and coaching and provides case studies of how this approach to building performance has been effective in organizations. Filled with practical advice, including how to deal with underperformers, it enables organizations to remove overly bureaucratic and ineffective systems based on top-down judgments and ratings, and demonstrates how to get line managers' support for the process focusing on actionable feedback and growth.

  • This course builds on the student’s prior knowledge of law and explores corporate laws and governance with an emphasis on the strict regulation that companies must comply with in order to ensure effective corporate governance. This course looks at the Companies Act, 2014 (as amended) as to the formation of a company, financial management, directors’ duties, and liquidation. The course ensures the student acquires an analytical approach to problem solving within the ever-evolving regulatory framework under the umbrella of The Companies Act, 2014 (as amended) but involves an awareness of complementary legislation and regulations related to insider trading and money laundering. The course is suitable for students who are or who would like to work in the legal and/or financial services or any area where regulatory compliance is important.

  • This course is designed to provide students with an in‐depth understanding of specific areas of business and commercial law and the leading legal issues influencing the functioning of the commercial environment on a domestic, European, and International level. The course is aimed at students who have an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of the regulatory restraints and obligations imposed upon the operation of commercial entities. This course is increasingly important in today’s regulation and compliance driven world and students will acquire in depth knowledge on data protection, GDPR as well as Intellectual Property. Furthermore, the student will acknowledge the importance of professional duty of care as well as the impact of consumer protection law.

  • Business Intelligence is the basis for informed decision making, allowing users to drill down into data and identify potential patterns among subsets, both visually and through numerical anomalies. This course concentrates upon the importance of visualization in the effective communication and interpretation of data analysis in enhanced end-user decision making. Business Intelligence and the data storage solutions which support it are a key enabler of effective visualizations, and this course provides a solid grounding in these techniques.

  • The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad range of proven techniques for understanding, measuring, analyzing, and improving productivity, capacity, quality, and business processes. This course makes use of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). This course equips students with the techniques and skills that are needed to analyze the IS needs of end-users and bridges the gap between IT and business disciplines.

  • The cloud computing paradigm is an evolution of information technology which has had an impact on organizations’ functions and processes. This course will specifically address cloud technologies from a networking and security perspective. The course will allow the student to understand traditional networking, and also address the typical network setup of cloud computing architectures. It will also allow the student to identify and mitigate against the security risks associated with cloud computing.

  • This course develops student knowledge in the application of cloud computing from a development perspective. The student will be introduced to the concepts of cloud applications design, development, and deployment. Benefits and issues relating to cloud platforms will be identified plus considerations such as scalability, storage, security, and costs. The course will encompass evaluation of different vendor’s platform as a service (PaaS) service offering.

SEMESTER 6

The following courses are 10 ECTS credits over two semesters:
  • This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, concepts, and tools necessary to understand, and respond to, the increasingly complex, global, volatile, and dynamic context in which organizational strategy formulation and development take place today. This course will conduct a detailed study of the nature of strategy content, and of strategic processes, in a variety or organizational/industry settings designed to equip students for further study at post‐graduate level and for future career development.

  • This course provides an integrated framework whereby global business-relevant trends/issues may be identified and analyzed, their strategic implications may be understood, and informed business responses may be deployed.

  • The course provides students with a comprehensive and modern view of talent planning, management, and resourcing. Students will view how Human Resource (HR) specialists demonstrably add value in pursuit of competitive advantage and organizational sustainability. Among other contemporary issues, like HR metrics and data analytics, students will be introduced to the complexity surrounding the reconfiguration of the HR role, the impact of environmental factors on HR performance, the rise of the HR strategic business partner, the potential of e-enabled HR and HR outsourcing opportunities. The course also includes an assessment of the traditional HR activities, recruitment and selection, training and development and associated sophisticated policies and practices.

  • This course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work independently, or in a group setting, on a well-defined research question in an organized and critical manner. The course will enable students to develop their research and analytical skills. The capstone module, business project synergizes previous learning and ensures graduate attributes such as independent learning, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as research and development are captured by the student and necessitates time management and planning.  

    Students will be provided with appropriate research topics in the specific domain they choose to focus upon. Students will select their research question, determine the appropriate research approach, summarize the relevant literature, apply specific research methodologies, collect secondary data, critically appraise their findings, and construct appropriate recommendations.

Choose two elective courses from the list below:
  • This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the strategic approach to the use of data in organizations. Students are introduced to the concept of data as a tool for achieving and sustaining competitive advantage and for improving efficiency and effectiveness in business processes and managerial decision making.  

    Data is now viewed as a critical asset and it has a significant impact on both our daily lives and the day to day running of organizations. Knowing how to evaluate and manage this key asset will be an important tool for our business graduates.

  • Rapid changes have prompted today's organizations to ensure their survival by the launching innovative products and services with advanced technology and different and new ways of thinking. These approaches require creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The role of these three important factors can be summarized as follows:  

    Creativity is an ability that can lead to an invention or idea by the creative person.  

    Change refers to the active process of introducing a change that moves an organization over time from established ways of doing things to new, desired, and more successful ways of operating.  

    Innovation is the process to convert invention or idea into a marketable product or service.

  • This course enables the student to understand the importance of Project Planning Techniques in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Planning Techniques within Project Management. The course provides the context for application of theories and concepts to the workplace. The project management simulation will take the form of participation in a business game where students will apply the knowledge they have gained to resolve a workplace problem incorporating role play. Students will assess their skill acquisition across the program and prepare a Personal Development E-Portfolio which they can use subsequently to aid career choice and continuing professional development. Students will complete Learning Logs as they progress to facilitate recording of skill acquisition.

  • This course provides the participant with an understanding of the importance of Project Management & Evaluation in Project Management. The course assists students in adopting an appropriate project management perspective with regard to the importance and relevance of Project Management & Feasibility within Project Management. The student will gain theoretical and practical skills required to develop Project Management & Feasibility. Students will apply appropriate methodologies and understand basic approaches, best-practice techniques as well as appreciate the dynamic project management environment and the approach that underpin it.

  • The course provides students an opportunity to focus on the HRD (Human Resources Development) aspect of Human Resources Management; on the HRD function within organizations, and the theory of adult learning processes. Students will apply these through analyzing needs and designing and implementing learning interventions in support of Organizational strategy. The course also gives students an indication of the real world of HRD by introducing them to the politics and dynamics of the modern HRD function. HRM stream students need to focus on the learning function within organizations as a major HRM subset and responsibility. As the learning function becomes more and more decentralized, and as training and development responsibility is more and more within the remit of line managers, students in other streams, need as potential managers to be able to understand the learning function, assess different methods and interventions, and design simple interventions.

  • This course helps students to develop and implement innovative performance management strategies to improve talent management, employee engagement and business results. It presents a holistic approach to performance management detailing how to build a culture of ongoing feedback and coaching and provides case studies of how this approach to building performance has been effective in organizations. Filled with practical advice, including how to deal with underperformers, it enables organizations to remove overly bureaucratic and ineffective systems based on top-down judgments and ratings, and demonstrates how to get line managers' support for the process focusing on actionable feedback and growth.

  • This course builds on the student’s prior knowledge of law and explores corporate laws and governance with an emphasis on the strict regulation that companies must comply with in order to ensure effective corporate governance. This course looks at the Companies Act, 2014 (as amended) as to the formation of a company, financial management, directors’ duties, and liquidation. The course ensures the student acquires an analytical approach to problem solving within the ever-evolving regulatory framework under the umbrella of The Companies Act, 2014 (as amended) but involves an awareness of complementary legislation and regulations related to insider trading and money laundering. The course is suitable for students who are or who would like to work in the legal and/or financial services or any area where regulatory compliance is important.

  • This course is designed to provide students with an in‐depth understanding of specific areas of business and commercial law and the leading legal issues influencing the functioning of the commercial environment on a domestic, European, and International level. The course is aimed at students who have an interest in developing their knowledge and understanding of the regulatory restraints and obligations imposed upon the operation of commercial entities. This course is increasingly important in today’s regulation and compliance driven world and students will acquire in depth knowledge on data protection, GDPR as well as Intellectual Property. Furthermore, the student will acknowledge the importance of professional duty of care as well as the impact of consumer protection law.

  • Business Intelligence is the basis for informed decision making, allowing users to drill down into data and identify potential patterns among subsets, both visually and through numerical anomalies. This course concentrates upon the importance of visualization in the effective communication and interpretation of data analysis in enhanced end-user decision making. Business Intelligence and the data storage solutions which support it are a key enabler of effective visualizations, and this course provides a solid grounding in these techniques.

  • The aim of this course is to provide students with a broad range of proven techniques for understanding, measuring, analyzing, and improving productivity, capacity, quality, and business processes. This course makes use of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). This course equips students with the techniques and skills that are needed to analyze the IS needs of end-users and bridges the gap between IT and business disciplines.

  • The cloud computing paradigm is an evolution of information technology which has had an impact on organizations’ functions and processes. This course will specifically address cloud technologies from a networking and security perspective. The course will allow the student to understand traditional networking, and also address the typical network setup of cloud computing architectures. It will also allow the student to identify and mitigate against the security risks associated with cloud computing.

  • This course develops student knowledge in the application of cloud computing from a development perspective. The student will be introduced to the concepts of cloud applications design, development, and deployment. Benefits and issues relating to cloud platforms will be identified plus considerations such as scalability, storage, security, and costs. The course will encompass evaluation of different vendor’s platform as a service (PaaS) service offering.

EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates of this program in Munich can go on to have successful careers in roles such as:

  

  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Sales

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The BA (Hons) in Business prepares students for future careers in global business ventures and large international organizations. In addition, after graduating, students will competently:

  • Assess knowledge and information, tools, and techniques in a critical way to confidently adapt to changing business environments.
  • Evaluate data and information derived through research to ensure relevant new knowledge is continually incorporated to enhance business planning and decision making.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiation, persuasion, and presentation in individual and group situations.
  • Display an in‐depth understanding of the inter‐relationships between business functions and business processes and their impact on product and service provision.
  • Apply diagnostic and creative skills in the solution of business problems showing an interdisciplinary approach to resolution.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to contribute to business development and enhanced strategic decision-making.
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