Case Studies in International Economics Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Based on the contents of the lectures "Foundations of International Trade" or "International Finance", the participants should deepen their professional knowledge and apply their methodical skills of the subject in form of case studies. In addition, participants should become familiar with the basics of scientific work. They should practice writing a seminar paper on a given topic under guidance. To support this, a tutorial on scientific writing is offered in which the necessary knowledge is imparted.
Seminar participants will broaden and deepen their knowledge of international economics. Theywill apply fundamental international trade or finance theories in form of case studies. That involvesthe analysis of current economic challenges in international economics. In addition, participantswill apply the bases of scientific work by writing a seminar paper.
Qualification targets: Using economic models and methods, the participants of the seminar will analyse current international trade or finance problems. Imparted soft skills: Analytical thinking, Independent studying and learning, Project/time management, Literature research and documentation, Presentation of scientific results, Presentation techniques/language competencies, Team work and capacity for team work, Ability to give and receive criticism
Depending on the focus of the seminar,simultaneous or prior participation in the modules“Foundations of International Trade” or“International Finance” is required.
The module examination consists of a written seminar paper. An additional course achievementcan be accomplished in the form of an oral presentation of the seminar paper, for which bonuspoints can be earned. A maximum of 75 points can be earned for the seminar paper and a maximumof 25 bonus points for the presentation. The module score then results from a scale of pointsranging from zero to 100 points. The bonus points will also be credited if the seminar paper wouldnot have been passed without the bonus points.
Week1: Introduction Week 2: followed by Week 3 to the Final Week
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse
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Contact person: For questions related to the content of the course, please contactMr. Jan WüstenfeldE-Mail: email@example.comFor all kind of technical and practical questions, please contact Ms. Laura Santisi.E-Mail: Laura.Santisi@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
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