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

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Writing Abstracts in Business Studies
Course unit code 025027030303
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Colin GREGORY-MOORES

Prerequisites and co-requisites

English at B1/B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or the consent of the lecturers.

Course content

English classes in the Bachelor Degree International Business are based on the CBI approach (Content Based Instruction) and thus have the following priorities: Teaching of language and communication skills and professional business content. The content of this course provides strategies for dealing with research and writing techniques in English. Individual abstracts are written on business topics.

Learning outcomes


  • Students know about research and writing techniques.
  • Students are familiar with the structure of academic articles, bachelor theses and abstracts.


  • Students are able to reflect and discuss their research and writing processes.


  • Students are able to write an English abstract on given English and German business articles.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, reflection, individual lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of one abstract written in pairs and one abstract written individually in English


The success of this course is highly dependent on the active participation and input of students.

Recommended or required reading

Raimes, Ann; Miller-Cochran, Susan, K. (2014): Keys for Writers, 7. Ausg. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Swan, Michael (2006): Practical English Usage, 3. Ausg. Oxford: OUP.

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

Face-to-face instruction with mandatory attendance