2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
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Special features regarding teachingCourses are taught in small groups. Lecturers from universities in the region, tenured professors and industry practitioners teach jointly, thus communicating to students a theoretically sound and current, practically relevant spectrum of knowledge. Theory and practice are closely interconnected, with theoretical knowledge being reflected in practice, just as practical action may be reflected in theory. The programme is shaped by seminars, lectures, tutorials, projects, case studies, discussions and practice transfer reports.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe curriculum incorporates, in an implicitly and explicitly appropriate manner, international aspects with a view to a united Europe and the export orientation of German businesses. Two Business English modules are compulsory for all students. Some companies enable students to complete internships at the companies’ own foreign locations. The vocational academy can arrange work placements at companies in the city of Cheltenham in the UK.
Special features regarding the equipmentStudents have access to a literature management program that, coupled with the nearby university library, allows for database research (library association catalogue, ZDB journal database, electronic journal database, Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue) and provides support in academic work. The vocational academy has a full-coverage WiFi network. Apart from didactic teaching opportunities, this allows for a virtual teaching evaluation as well as Intranet access (access to all course materials and programme information).
Support for foundersThe programme teaches all necessary skills for entrepreneurship in various modules of Business Administration and Law. To apply or put to the test these skills, students complete a project study in the fourth and fifth semesters. In a group, students work jointly on project ideas, which are often related to a fictitious start-up.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsStudents who cannot complete exams due to a disability may be permitted to sit for alternative exams or may be granted writing time extensions if so requested. Affected students will be advised about these options. Students with personal and/or mental issues can take two initial counselling sessions, arranged and paid for by the vocational academy. Given the academy’s flexibility, individual solutions for affected students have been found and implemented in the past.
Characteristics of diversity advancementWe see diversity as conscious interaction with the diversity of our society. Respectful behaviour is indispensable for all involved. In our teaching, we account for the different origins of our students by incorporating their personal environment and their professional environment, which is shaped by the dual/cooperative programme. Personal guidance and support by lecturers is to ensure equal opportunities. The aim is to guide as many students as possible, regardless of their origin, to a successful graduation from our vocational academy.
Other special featuresClose contact between teachers and students is ensured by way of small study groups. Individual guidance for students independent of the learning venue creates the conditions for acquiring skills necessary for a dual/cooperative programme. Students are employees, subject to social insurance contributions, who receive a trainee remuneration from their training companies, which also pay their tuition fees. Regular corporate working groups and contact exchanges are an expression of the close cooperation of both places of learning.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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