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 09-BG-PIE-11


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



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