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

Business Communication in English

Degree programme International Management and Leadership
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Master
Summer Semester 2024
Course unit title Business Communication in English
Course unit code 080322025002
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Christopher Martin Soper THOMAS
Requirements and Prerequisites
Course content
  • Vocabulary and phrases in a business context
  • Elements and structure of various communicative settings, i.e. discussions, negotiations, presentations etc.
Learning outcomes

The module focuses on the use of language in an organisational context. It enables students to actively participate in relevant communication situations and communicate safely in standard day-to-day business situations.

At the end of the course students are able to

  • communicate in a business context, i.e. analyst meetings, negotiation talks, sales presentations etc.,
  • know and apply common speech/phrases in standard business situations (meetings, mails, project business)
  • moderate business discussions,
  • communicate effectively in writing and verbally in a business setting.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminar complemented by group presentations and individual end-of-term papers.

Assessment methods and criteria

In-class 20%: written tasks and role plays

End-of-module: written exam

-      written exam (20%)

-      oral exam (60%)



Recommended or required reading
  • Cohen, Raymond (1998): Negotiating Across Cultures: International Communication in an Interdependent World. 2. Aufl. Washington, D.C: United States Institute of Peace Press.
  • Jones, Leo (2011): New International Business English Student’s Book: Communication Skills In English For Business Purposes. Updated. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres
  • Mascull, Bill (2010): Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate with Answers. 2. Aufl. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face instruction with mandatory attendance.