European Management (M.A.)
Study plan and modules
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(1) The degree programme has a modular structure. The modular degree programme consists of modules for which credit points (CP) are awarded in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 120 CP are required for the successful completion of a degree programme.
(2) The Annex to the Study and Examination Regulations contains study plans for full-time and part-time study, as well as a table containing English translations of the German module names.
(3) The modules listed in the study plan indicate the minimum scope of modules that must be completed for successful graduation from the degree programme. The study plan indicates the semester in which the module is completed, as well as the type of module, form of examination, teaching method, number of hours per week and the credit points awarded.
(4) When necessary, the sequence defined in the study plan and the type of examination may be amended for the academic year by resolution of the Examinations Board in consultation with the degree programme director. Any other temporary changes to the study plan require approval by the Faculty Board. Permanent changes to the study plan require a resolution by the Faculty Board and promulgation in the Official Notices of TH Wildau.
(5) The Faculty Board decides on the list of permitted elective modules. Several elective modules can be assigned to a group of elective modules that is listed in the study plan. Students are required to complete one elective module in the elective module group. The semester, the credit hours per week and the
credit points are stated for each elective module group. The module name (German/English) and the type of examination are provided for each elective module in the elective module groups. They are only held if sufficient numbers of students register. The same elective module may be listed in several elective module groups. Students are only allowed to complete an elective module once during their degree programme. The Faculty Board must have approved the list of permitted elective modules for the winter semester by the end of the winter semester in the previous year, and for the summer semester by the end of the summer semester in the previous year.
(6) Each module contained in the study plan is listed with a module description in the module handbook. The module handbook is published on the degree programme website. The modules are held according to their module descriptions, and the lecturer structures the teaching on this basis. “Multiple choice” is permitted as an examination form, but must not account for more than 50% of the examination component.
(7) The examiner decides on admissibility of assistive resources. Where a repeat examination is held together with students in more advanced stages of their degree programme, the examination form and examination scheme can be adapted to the students in more advanced stages of their degree programme.
(8) Students may be required to sit several examinations on one day in the case of repeat examinations.
(9) Where there is a valid reason, students are entitled to switch from full-time to part-time study on one occasion. Students are entitled to switch from part-time study to full-time study on one occasion, provided initial enrolment was for part-time study. As a rule, the switch shall take place only at the beginning of the winter semester and after the second part-time semester at the earliest. Students will only be entitled to begin full-time study if they have successfully completed all modules in prior semesters. Applications for a switch are submitted to the Examinations Board.
(10) Students have the option of completing a semester abroad. The degree programme director concludes a written learning agreement with the student during the lecture period in the semester preceding the semester abroad; the student must initiate conclusion of this learning agreement. The student must consult with the International Office.
(11) Full-time degree programmes are structured as follows:
- Semesters one to three consist of a theoretical programme section, each lasting 15 weeks.
- The master’s seminar and completion of the master’s thesis are scheduled in the fourth semester.
- During the theoretical programme section, students specialise in International Business by completing the modules International Financial Management I-III, Management Accounting / International Accounting I-II, International Human Resources Management I-III, International Marketing Management I-III and International Business Project I-II.
Three specialisation modules must be completed each semester. Students select the specialisation modules by registering within the first two weeks of lectures of the respective semesters.
- Students select elective modules in the 3rd semester by registering within the fifth and sixth week of the 2nd semester.
- Students may only cancel or switch registrations for specialisation and elective modules after the period set out above if the respective module will not be held due to a lack of sufficient participant numbers as defined by the Faculty Board for Business, Information Technology and Law. Students are eligible – and required – to register for an alternative module if the provision of specialisation and elective modules changes for the reasons outlined above.
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(1) Students must complete a thesis in the final semester as indicated in the study plan. Applications for the thesis are submitted to the faculty Examinations Board online using the Thesis System.
(2) Students are given 18 weeks to complete their master’s thesis (24 CP). The submission deadline may be extended by the Examinations Board upon application by the candidate for reasons that are not his or her fault, but by no longer than four weeks.