General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Business German
Language German/English
Module lecturer dr hab. Joanna Kic - Drgas
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position assistant professor
Faculty Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 09LSAS.130KU.04095.23


Activity form Activity hours*

Classes 30

Preparation for classes 30

Preparation of a multimedia presentation 10

Preparation for assessment 20

Student workload Hours 90

Number of ECTS points ECTS 3

Module aim (aims)


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English at level at least B1

German at level A2


Week 1:            Economy vs economics, economic system and its participants, functions of modern economy, basic vocabulary and concepts.

Week 2:            Needs, wants and choices. Maslow hierarchy of needs.

Week 3:            Supply and demand, market equilibrium

Week 4:             Types of goods, competition on the market

Week 5:               History of money, kinds of money          

Week 6:              Inflation-causes, effects and prevention

Week 7:              Case study - negotiations

Week 8:              Product development – brand building

Week 9:             Marketing strategies

Week 10:          Basics of logistics- chain of supplies

Week 11:          Intercultural communication in business sector

Week 12:          Conflicts in business

Week 13:          Current economic issues

Week 14:          Revision

Week 15:          Test


Reading list