"For certain research and development projects [...], professors may be released from their other duties in whole or in part (studio semester, repertoire semester, research semester or practical semester), leaving their salaries as they are. The proper representation of the subject in teaching as well as the carrying out of examinations must be guaranteed. As a rule, leave of absence can only be granted for one semester and at the earliest four years after the end of the last period of absence."
§ 49 State University Act Baden-Württemberg, Paragraph 6
The following research semesters are planned:
- winter semester 2018/19: Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten, Prof. Dr. Werner Neus
- summer semester 2019: Prof. Dr. Gernot Müller
- winter semester 2019/20: Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen, Prof. Dr. Manfred Stadler, Prof. Dr. Frank Stähler
Students should check with the relevant professors at an early stage to find out what effects the research semesters have on medium-term teaching planning. This is often announced on the pages of the chairs.
The establishment of the M.Sc. in Data Science in Business and Economics programme was approved by the Rectorate on 15.8.2018. For the start of studies in the winter semester 2019/20, decisions on examination regulations and module handbook must be passed by the committees in the winter semester. An admission restriction for the first and higher semesters has been applied for at the President's Office. The course of studies should start with 10 places/year. Further information will be provided in the coming months.
Differently than announced in the module manual, the module B313 Topics in Microfinance will exceptionally be offered in the summer semester 2019 as well as in the winter semester 2018/19. The seminar will be held in May. Details will be announced on campus from 23 January 2019.
In the module handbook, the winter semester or summer semester is indicated as the cycle. The module will not take place in summer semester 2019.
In the summer semester 2019 the PC-Lab in Finance, formerly offered by the chair of Prof. Schöbel, will be offered again. It will be creditable as a master seminar within the modules "Advanced Topics in ..." and will be led by Lina Kalimullina. Further information will be available on Campus from 23 January 2019.
Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, module B441 Comparative Employment Relations will not be offered in the summer semester 2019.
Within the modules Aspects of Marketing Management 1-3 the following offers will be available in the summer semester 2019:
- Consumption in a digital world, S. Eusebius, blocked, in English
- Consumer behavior, Prof. Stefan Mayer, weekly, in English
- Operations management, Prof. Torrini, blocked, in English
In contrast to the announcement in the module manual, the module B454 Topics in International Business Taxation will probably not be offered in the summer semester 2019.
The cycle for B480 Corporate Governance and Auditing changes to the winter semester and at the same time the cycle for B481 Valuation changes to the summer semester. B481 will therefore be offered in the summer semester 2019.
The module B482 Case Studies on International Accounting and Auditing will be offered again in the summer semester 2019.
In the summer semester 2019 students will be able to choose the following courses within the container module B493 Doing Business in Asia:
- Doing Business in China
- Doing Business in Japan
- Doing Business in India
- Doing Business in Korea
- Doing Business in South America
In order to complete the module with 6 ECTS credits, students take two of the courses.
Contrary to what is stated in the module manual, the module B496 Applied Research in International Business will not be offered in the summer semester 2019.
In the summer semester 2019 Dr. Hartmut Knüppel will offer a seminar on Sustainable Finance. The seminar can be attended within the module B303 Topics in Applications of Finance.
Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, L104 Firm Explorations will not be offered in the summer semester 2019.
Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, S314 Computational Econometrics Using STATA will not be offered in the summer semester 2019.
Contrary to the announcement in the module manual, the module S310 Financial Market Microstructure will be offered in the summer semester 2019.
As part of a teaching engagement, Prof. Dr. Max Albert will give a lecture in the summer semester entitled Philosophy of Science and Methodology of Economics:
After an introduction to logic, the module deals with the basic positions of epistemology (empiricism, rationalism, scepticism). The induction problem proves to be a central problem of the theory of knowledge and science. In economics, two proposed solutions to the induction problem are of particular importance: critical rationalism, according to which economic theories must be empirically tested and can only be accepted if they have passed rigorous tests, and Bayesianism, according to which economic theories must be assigned subjective probabilities that are adapted in the light of new data. The module deals with both views and methodological problems that arise within these views, including the interpretation of economic models, the problem of unrealistic assumptions, and the foundations of statistical inference. Other possible topics are the value judgement problem and the relationship between ethics and economics, as well as the theory of scientific competition.
The participants acquire the necessary basic knowledge of scientific theory to be able to critically assess competing theories and methods of economics.
The course can be credited with 6 ECTS credits in module E380 Selected Topics in Economics and Business Administration. It is expected to take place in blocks on June 28/29 and on July 5/6 and concludes with a written exam.
Further alternative courses which are creditable within the module E380 Selected Aspects of Economics and will be offered in the summer semester 2019:
- Operations Management (in English), Prof. Torrini
- Social Market Economy, Prof. Goldschmidt
In the module manual, summer or winter is indicated for E427 Globalization and Labor Markets at Turnus. However, the module will not take place in summer semester 2019.
For the M.Sc. European Management and M.Sc. European Economics programmes, a new agreement has been negotiated with Nottingham University, which is currently being reviewed by both schools and will be signed shortly. The agreement specifies that the partner university Nottingham will be included as an additional double degree option in both degree programmes. Specifically, the degrees M.Sc. in Banking and Finance and M.Sc. in Environmental Leadership and Management can be obtained in Nottingham. The options are already open to applicants for the coming winter semester 2019/20, in all cases a study start in Nottingham in September is necessary. Tuition fees will be charged for studying in Nottingham, but will be significantly reduced under the agreement. In order to implement this change, it will be necessary to amend the examination regulations.