3403711: Management of projects and research

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:27.0 L / 20.5 h
Self-directed study time:9.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Banking and Financial Management (01.10.2008)


Brush-up Project Management

  • Integrated Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Techniques and Processes for Project Management
  • Guidelines for Efficient Project Work

Management and Completion of a Project
  • Planning and Completion of a Visualisation
  • Media and Design Elements for a Visualisation
  • Fundamentals of Rhetoric
  • Preparation and Completion of a Presentation
  • Dealing with Feedback
  • Structuring
  • Introduction into the relevant IT applications (Word, Excel, Gretl, Eviews, DataStream)

  • Moderation Preparation and Procedure
  • Moderation Aids
  • Moderation Methods

Learning Outcomes

  • Structuring of scientific projects
  • Applying fundamentals of visualisation and presentation
  • Comparing and selecting diverse techniques for visualisation
  • Organising presentations
  • Integrating rhetorical skills
  • Differentiating between basic approaches to moderation
  • Formulating and justifying ideas within the framework of project management
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel, DataStream and Eviews applications


Lectures Method

The academic literacy section of this module trains skills in:

  • academic writing
  • academic discourse and
  • doing a presentation.

Through reflective practice and continuous feedback, students establish a set of competences for using English as an academic language to build on throughout the Master's programme.


Required reading:

  • Saunders, M./ Lewis, P./ Thornhill, A. (2003). Research Methods for Business Students (Third Edition). Prentice Hall, Harlow.

Recommended reading:
  • Seifert, J.W. (2005). Visualisieren, Präsentieren, Moderieren. Offenbach: Gabal-Verlag.
  • Seifert, J.W./Holst, C. (2004). Projekt-Moderation. Offenbach: Gabal-Verlag.
  • Jenny, B./Burch, S. (2007). Projektmanagement. Zürich: Vdf Hochschulverlag.


Lecture slides will be available on the moodle

Exam Modalities

  • Presentation (pass or fail)
  • Obligatory class participation


27.09.201209:00 - 16:30H4
15.11.201209:00 - 16:30H4
29.11.201209:00 - 16:45H4