Management by Design

Course Content

Core course

Business Administration I-V (45 ECTS)
Introduction to Business Administration
Accounting and Controlling I-II
Public Law
Investment and Financing I-II
Human Resource Management
Business Management
International Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Information, Media and Technology Management
Industrial Property Rights

Management Studio I-V (19 ECTS)
Introduction to Management
Strategic Management
Innovation Management
Business Models

Management by Design Studio I-VI (42 ECTS)

Design Studio (I-V (19 ECTS)
Discovering Design
Living Design
Participatory Design
Service Design
Social Design

Design Theory I-V (15 ECTS)
Methods of Work Analysis
From the Work Desk to the History of Design
Aesthetics of Business
Transformation Design
Culture of Producing and Consuming

Science I-V (30 ECTS)
Introduction to Scientific Working
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Writing Studio
Bachelor's Thesis

Elective Subjects (10 ETCS)
Elective Subjects I-V


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