Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

German for Business

Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2023
Course unit title German for Business
Course unit code 800301010108
Language of instruction English, German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) optional
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2023
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s)
Requirements and Prerequisites

You should either have a level of A2 or B1 in German or have previously participated in a number of intensive German courses or had German instruction over a longer period of time. You should be able to easily understand all instructions given by your teacher in German and also respond to complex questions with ease. However, German native or near-native speakers will not be accepted in the course.

Course content

The Vorarlberg textile industry, global players in Vorarlberg, the German Wirtschaftswunder, CVs and job interviews (optional), company structures, Austrian entrepreneurs and start-ups. With a vocabulary range of approximately 1500–2000, this course contains B2/C1 as well as C2 learning material.  

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course you should be able to communicate effectively about various business related topics, orally as well as in writing. This normally corresponds to a level of B1/B2

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Task based learning strategies applied in group and team work, writing activities, listening activities and video analyses.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment is normally a combination of written assignments submitted and tests taken during the semester.



Recommended or required reading

Tschirner, Erwin (2008): Lextra - Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz nach Themen: A1-B1 - Übungsbuch Grundwortschatz, München: Cornelsen.

Schenke, Heiner and Karen Seago (2014): Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook, London: Routledge. (

All learning material used in class will be available on ILIAS.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face instruction