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 Introduction to Private Business Law
Course unit code 025027010106
Language of instruction Deutsch
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) Tobias GISINGER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

1st unit: fundamentals of law, including a brief outline of European and constitutional law

2nd unit: private law: law of persons, protection of privacy

3rd unit: private law: family and inheritance law

4th unit: private law: property law (possession, ownership, lien, other real rights and liens, land)

5th and 6th units: private law: contract law (contract, contract interpretation of declarations, representation, Terms and Conditions, contract defects, contract content, service disruptions, contract amendments)

7th unit: contract law (selected sale contracts and cession of right to use)

8th unit: private law: compensation law including product liability tort law

9th unit: special private law: insurance contract law

10th unit: special private law: labour law

11th unit: procedural law: law enforcement (civil procedure, foreclosure and bankruptcy).

Learning outcomes


  • Students can explain basic legal concepts of private business law and gain basic knowledge of applicable private business law.
  • Students know the basics of important legal fields, especially law of persons, family and inheritance law, property law, contract law, tort law, insurance law, labour law.


  • Students learn legal thinking and become familiar with the operation of the legal system. They can legally classify simple facts and are able to recognise legal contexts.


  • Students can assess simple cases and can identify whether and what legal claims and duties exist.
  • They can apply the acquired legal knowledge and adjust their actions on the basis of it.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, processing of practical cases in seminars

Assessment methods and criteria

Comprehensive written examination (80 %) and oral participation of students in lectures (20 %)



Recommended or required reading

Bydlinski, Peter (2014): Grundzüge des Privatrechts für Ausbildung und Praxis. 9th ed. Vienna: Manz-Verlag.

Gisinger, Tobias (2010): Wirtschaftsprivatrecht I. Vienna: LexisNexis.

Kodex Justizgesetze (2014/15). 3rd ed. Vienna:

LexisNexis. (or a similar statute book)

Optional additional sources are noted in the documentation of the course. Laws and case law to be found under

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