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Foundations of Business Administration 2

Module WI000729

This Module is offered by Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (founded by Dr. Theo Schoeller) (Prof. Henkel).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

WI000729 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This lecture covers the fundamentals of

Innovation management (Prof. Henkel)
-Innovation: Markets
-Innovation: Organisation

Marketing (Prof. Königstorfer)
-Fundamentals of marketing
-Market segmentation
-Brand management

Logistics (Prof. Minner)
- General definitions
-Transportation logistics

Production management (Prof. Grunow)
-Strategic planning of production networks
-Design of production systems
-Production scheduling

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to remember, distinguish and evaluate topics in innovation management, marketing, logistics, and production management.


Fundamentals in business administration 1 (minor)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Foundations of Business Administration 2 (WI000729): Wed, 16:00–18:00, MI HS1
and singular or moved dates
VO 2 Foundations of Business Administration 2 (WI000729): Fri, 08:00–09:30, 1200
and singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module is designed in the form of a lecture, on which the theoretical contents are taught. Moreover, individual aspects and applications will be discussed with the students by asking open-ended questions. Thus they learn to distinguish the subjects from each other and are able to evaluate the methods with regard to their use in each case.


Use of presentation slides (PowerPoint). The presentation slides include theoretical content and questions that additionally stimulate the understanding of the contents.


- Thommen/Achleitner (2012), Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Teil 10, Kapitel 4
- Ceccagnoli, M.; Rothaermel, F.T. (2008), Appropriating the returns to innovation. In: Advances in Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth 18, 11-34.
- Hauschildt, J.; Kirchmann, E. (2001), Teamwork for Innovation – the Troika of Promotors

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The grading is based on a written exam (60 minutes). The questions in the written exam asses the learning outcomes. By answering multiple choice questions students have to show that they can remember, distinguish and evaluate the content of the lectures in innovation management, marketing, logistics, and production management. As the content of this module includes the imparting of basic knowledge in business economics, the workload for students covers 3 ECTS.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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