Modules SS 2019

Techniques of financial statements (with/without form sheet), elements of annual financial statements (balance sheet, earnings- & loss statement, notes, status report), balancing of accounts in general, standard of valuation (acquisition costs, cost of production, fair value), principles of balancing of accounts (prudence concept, realization principle, valuation at the lower of cost or market principle, maximum value principle), earnings- & loss statement income by nature format versus income by function format, profit distribution in corporations (with/without lock outs) and partnerships, options to capitalize, options to carry as a liability, fixed assets analysis, receivables analysis, foreign currencies receivables und foreign currencies liabilities, liability provisions analysis, liabilities analysis, special types of liability provisions, contingent liabilities, booking of various grants, income based taxes and adjustments of tax base rates, corporations in crisis (over-indebtedness), deferred taxes (deferred tax expenses and deferred tax revenues).
Basics and assignments of controlling (functions und roles of enterprises, concepts of leadership/corporate governance, enterprises as a complex system, control mechanism for enterprises), fundamentals of financial statement analysis, Du Pont ratio system of financial control, financial accounting as analysis and information instrument (flow statement, direct and indirect cash flow determination, cash flow statement, case studies), operative control by financial ratios (liquidity, stability, profitability), planning of capital requirements for a start-up planning, prospective control by financial ratios (planning instruments, assignments of operative planning, earnings plan/budgeted income and loss statement, financial budget, budgeted balance sheet), value based corporate management, cost planning und variance analysis.
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Research (new venture creation, SME management, entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, exploration vs. exploitation, entrepreneurial behavior in family firms).
  • Building Blocks of "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (definitions, general frameworks, differences between Corporate Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Entrepreneurship, process of Corporate Entrepreneurship, forms of Corporate Entrepreneurship).
  • Creating an entrepreneurial organization (human resource management in entrepreneurial organizations, personality of corporate entrepreneurs, motivations for entrepreneurial behavior, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship, elements and development of an entrepreneurial culture, innovation management).
  • Entrepreneurial Performance (constraints on entrepreneurial performance, leading an entrepreneurial organization, assessing entrepreneurial performance, sustaining entrepreneurial performance).
  • Communication skills
  • Introduction to academic writing in English
  • Business English
  • Academic writing in English
  • Academic presentation in English
  • Benefits of Enterprise Systems
  • Life-Cycle of Enterprise Systems (esp. design and implementation, success factors, knowledge transfer, and training)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (especially in the area of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Sales and Distribution).
  • Customer Relationship Management (esp. Strategies in CRM, Tools and Methods, components of CRM systems).
  • Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Warehousing)
  • Latest technological developments (esp. In-Memory-Computing, Cloud-Computing, Mobile Devices)
  • Case Study: Enterprise Processes in SAP
Corporate Finance:
  • Investment Decision Rules
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure
  • Financial Distress and Payout Policy
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Long-Term Financing
  • Short-Term Financing

Decision Theory:
  • Expected utility theory
  • Mean-variance theory
  • Prospect theory.
  • Asymmetric information
  • Market efficiency
  • Behavioral Finance
Part Private Banking:
  • Banking and financial intermediation
  • Characteristics of selected asset classes
  • Fundamentals of portfolio management and asset allocation
  • The wealth management process
  • Client goals and constraints

Part Law of Asset Management:
  • Introduction to the Law of Asset Management
  • Scope of Asset Management Law & Regulation
  • Types of Regulation

Part Cross-Curricular Integration Course:
  • Recognition and application of contents presented in the lectures, in particular through case studies which combine the economic and legal perspective.
Basics of financial accounting, stocktaking and inventory, modes of accounting (stock accounts, income statement accounts, private accounts, goods and inventory accounts, payment accounts in due consideration of reconsignments) reductions and discounts, income calculations, documentary evidence, system of value added tax and its accounting, accounting of further cases in trading firms and production companies, accounting of wages and salaries, accounts receivables, accounts payables, accounting problems of fixed assets (depreciation, amortization, revaluation, special forms of depreciation and index to appendices) accounting problems of current assets(calculation of goods and materials employed and its accounting, cases of valuation of receivables, inventory changes), accruals and deferrals, accrued liabilities, liabilities, problems of hidden reserves (creation and disclosure).
Finanzwirtschaftliche Modelle, Finanzmathematik, Investitionsrechnung, Finanzierung, Finanzinstitutionen, Derivative Finanzinstrumente, Unternehmensfinanzierung, Unternehmensbewertung
Introduction (e.g., Data, Information and Knowledge; Tasks of Information Management); Information Economics; Managing Information Demands (e.g., Information Requirements Analysis; Information Overload) Managing Information Supply (e.g. Information Quality; Meta-Data Management); Information Management Systems (e.g., Databases, Data Warehousing; Data Mining); Managing Information and Communication Technology (e.g., Predicting ICT Trends and Developments); Information Management Case Studies
Grundlagen und Berufsbilder der Wirtschaftsinformatik, E-Business, E-Commerce, Collaborative Systems, Informationssysteme und -strategie, Enterprise Resource Planning, Geschäftsprozessmanagement, Informationsmanagement, Wissensmanagement, Benutzergerechte Gestaltung von Informationssystemen, IT-Projektmanagement, Nachhaltige Informationssystemgestaltung, Fallstudien zum Informationsmanagement
The course covers fundamental frameworks, models, and methods with regard to innovation. Topics include managing innovation within firms, process innovation, innovation decision-making, open innovation and technology transfer, and innovation culture. A real-life case which is set up in cooperation with a company partner serves to apply knowledge on innovation management in a practical project. The developed solution should be scientifically sound and applicable in practice.
Introduction to the field of International Management.
Basic introduction to: internationalization process and -environment, reasons for internationalization, actors in the international environment, the role of culture, instruments for the identification and evaluation of markets, market entry strategies, international human resource management, international marketing, organizational structures and the leadership and management of international companies.
  • Introduction
  • National and international business taxation
  • Corporate tax systems
  • Choice of legal structure and financing
  • Corporate tax rate
  • International business taxation: direct business, production sites, subisidiaries
  • International tax planning: wealth structures
  • International tax planning: financial instruments
  • European tax law
Basics in cost accounting (functions und structure), theory of costs and structures of costs (classification by attribution to units of output, classification of costs by capacity volume variance, classification und valuation of activities), systems of cost accounting, full cost accounting, cost type accounting (functions and structure, schema for transition from expenses to costs), cost centre accounting (functions and determination of cost centres, expense distribution sheet clearing of primary or secondary costs centres, determination of overhead rates), product cost accounting (cost unit accounting as job costing, as process costing or as joint costing, cost unit period accounting), direct costing (high-low points method, cost splitting), cost accounting schema, direct costing (as unit costing versus as period costing), level-by-level covering of fixed costs, budgeted costs und activity costing, decision making, accounting ratios, transition to controlling.
The course is intended to familiarise the students with basic macroeconomic issues and laws. This involves describing overall economic developments and explaining certain economic relationships. An international comparison can highlight differences and similarities between the developments of economies. Furthermore, the students will be sensitized to current topics in economic policy, and a challenge is presented by the financial markets and economic crisis of 2008/2009 and its repercussions until the present time.
Ziel der Veranstaltung ist es, den Studierenden eine Einführung in die Grundlagen der Mikroökonomie zu geben. Dies umfasst die Grundkonzepte der Haushaltstheorie (Budgetbeschränkung, Präferenzen und Nutzen, Nachfrageentscheidung, Slutsky-Zerlegung), Marktnachfrage und -angebot, Gleichgewicht, Tausch und Wohlfahrt sowie Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit.

  • Optimale Konsumentscheidung
    Budgetbeschränkung, Präferenzen, Grenznutzen und MRS
    Substitutionsverfahren, Lagrange-Funktion

  • Nachfrage
    Normale und inferiore Güter, EK-Kurve, Engel-Kurve
    Gewöhnliche Güter und Giffen-Güter, PK-Kurve, Nachfragekurve

  • Slutzky-Gleichung
    Einkommens- und Substitutionseffekt, kompensierende und äquivalente Variation

  • Marktnachfrage und Konsumentenrente
    Elastizitäten, Konsumentenrente, Kosten-Nutzen Analyse

  • Marktgleichgewicht
    Inverse Angebots- und Nachfragekurven, Steuerinzidenz, Mengen- und wertsteuern

  • Intertemporäre Entscheidung
    Intertemporäre Entscheidungen, Komparative Statik, Inflation,

  • Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit
    Erwarteter Nutzen, Risikoeinstellungen, Sicherheitsäquivalent und Risikoprämie
Introduction into methodology, the basics of research foundations, research philosophies and approaches, development and the implementation and analysis of research projects.
Formale und inhaltliche Aspekte der Erstellung eines Exposés für die Bachelor-Thesis

  • Einführung in die sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung
  • Arten von wissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • Literatur- und Datenbankrecherche
  • Qualitätsbeurteilung von wissenschaftlicher Literatur (z.B. anhand von Journal-Rankings)
  • Strukturierte Literaturanalysen
  • Hypothesenentwicklung
  • Zitiervorschriften (Brush-Up)
  • Literaturverwaltung
  • Einführung in die empirische Sozialforschung
  • Forschungsdesigns (anhand von Beispielen aller Vertiefungsrichtungen)
Descriptive statistics with numerical measures, graphical and tabular representations (measures of location, measures of variability, measures of association between two variables, pie charts, dot plots, bar charts, histograms, box plots, scatter plots, contingency tables), simple linear regression (ordinary least squares, ANOVA-table, R-squared, residual standard error, Tukey-Anscombe plot)
Probability theory (definition of a probability space, general addition rules, Laplace models, combinatorics, decision trees, Bayes' theorem, random variables and their distributions, measures of location, variability, skewness and curtosis as measures for the shape of distribution, calculation rules for expectations, variances and covariances, binomial, normal, t-, chi-square and F-distributions, central limit theorem), Statistical inference (basic notions of statistical testing procedures like hypotheses, type 1 error, type 2 error, test statistic, decision rule, p-value, power; applications of binomial, t-, F- and chi-square-tests; point and interval estimates for probabilities and means)
  • Introduction into Taxation
  • Tax Systems: Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Switzerland
  • Solution scheme and interaction: National and international tax law
  • National and international tax laws: Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, - Switzerland
  • Case Studies: Taxation of natural and legal persons (Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Comparative Analysis of tax systems
  • Application of double tax agreements
The module aims at understanding technology and innovation management in companies, answering questions such as the definition of innovation and how it can be promoted or the connection between strategy and innovation. In addition to inputs in general lecture style, the students will develop and prototype a product or service based on a given technology.

Further core topics include:
- Importance and impact of technology and innovation management on society and industry, as well as the importance of according strategies
- Industry dynamics of technological innovation (sources of innovation, types and patterns, standards and design dominance, timing
- Formulating of technological innovation strategy (definition of the organization's strategic direction, choosing innovation projects, collaboration strategies, protecting of innovation)
- Implementing technological innovation strategy (organization for innovation, managing the new product development process, managing the new product development teams, crafting a deployment strategy)