Block Seminars


Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences


Version 11.0 of 10/17/2017

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

Block Seminars

Study Programmes

International Management (B.A.)

Level of Module


Mission Statement

Block seminars supplement the regular courses which take place. They last for one week and take place once in a semester. Regular courses are suspended during the block seminar week. During the block weeks topics/task are to be dealt with for which longer continuous work periods make sense, or are indeed required, and therefore cannot form part of the normal courses.


In every semester there is a broad range of one-week seminars, projects, case studies, simulation games and excursions on offer. These are often suitable for any disciple but there are also subject or study programme-specific options too. The topics/tasks have a particularly practical orientation. Students work on tasks related to interdisciplinary topics in small groups/teams, and prepare and present the results of these.

Block seminars are offered in other languages as well as in German. In addition, guest lecturers from partner universities are regularly involved.

Students have to take part in at least two block seminars during their study programme.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students gain an increased insight into national and also international topics/tasks related to practice. They broaden and deepen their knowledge about the conditions of practical business management. They are better able to assess the possibility of transferring theoretical knowledge to practical circumstances. They train their ability to analyse and work on situations with a highly practical relevance. They improve their interdisciplinary knowledge. They practice working in groups. They utilise presentation techniques.
Knowledge Deepening

Instrumental Skills and Competences

Communicative Skills and Competences

Systemic Skills and Competences

Mode of Delivery

Excursions, simulation games, case studies, projects, seminars

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Dependent on each individual block seminar

Responsible of the Module

Thönnessen, Joachim



Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
30Seminar 1
30Seminar 2
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
45Seminar 1 - Prepar.
45Seminar 1 - Prepar.
Recommended Reading

Dependent on each individual block seminar

Ungraded Exam

Successful Participation

Assessment Methods Remark

The examination comprises practical tasks in the form of practice reports, project reports, computer programmes, as well as group work. Individual contributions to group work are evaluated in addition to the assessment of the examination task.

Examination Requirements

This module focuses the transfer of theoretic knowledge to practical circumstances.


1 Term

Module Frequency

Winter and Summer Term

Language of Instruction

German and English