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
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Moderating Business Discussions
Course unit code 025027020302
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Dagmar ACZÉL

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 interacting in discussions in English. - In a first discussion the focus is on the moderation of practical business problems. - In a second discussion an annual report is being analyzed and explained.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students know how to utilise moderation techniques. - Students know of investor relations websites of some enterprises and can investigate annual reports. - Students are familiar with the technical English terms within financial statements. Comprehension - Students are able to describe the basic structure of an annual report. - Students are able to describe the roles and functions of participants in a discussion. Application - Students are able to plan and moderate discussions in English on job related topics and annual reports. - Students are able to apply appropriate facilitation techniques in various situations. - Students are able to formulate feedback on the application of facilitation techniques.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discussion, moderation, reflection

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of discussions/moderations



Recommended or required reading

Christensen, C. Roland; Garvin, David A.; Sweet, Ann (1991): Education for Judgement: The Artistry of Discussion Leadership. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. – available in the FHV library Decker, Thomas; Hrdina Robert (2008): Financial English: Wortschatz und Formulierungshilfe für Finanzberichte, Artikel und Präsentationen in Englisch. Berlin: Langenscheidt. – available in the FHV library. Swan, Michael (2006): Practical English Usage, 3. Ausg. Oxford: OUP. – available in the FHV library. Several handouts will be provided via Ilias. Annual reports of the companies discussed in the course are available on the internet.

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

Mandatory with compulsory attendance