The objective of this study focus is to prepare students for a possible foreign country use as an expatriate/interface manager, so they are provided with an overview of the country and the issues they will encounter in professional everyday life, such as culture, macro- and micro-economics and political agendausing the example of India.
The program will offer a Germany-wide innovative study focus that will enable graduates to fill future interface activities, respectively project management tasks as well as management positions. The offered interdisciplinary professional lectures with regionally specific components have been specifically tailored to the information needs for economists in the application-oriented approach.
The lectures of the study focus "International Business Law" within the study program "Business Law" are as follows:
International Business Law
Introduction to a Foreign National Law
"Globalization has strongly increased within the recent years. Particularly, China has gained importance.As a future employee not only good English skills are required, it is also an advantage to have basic knowledge of P.R. China, its law, its population and its culture.
"Introduction to a Foreign National Law" imparts knowledge of legal bases of Chinese law as well as an extensive basic knowledge, even if the study focus "International Business Law" is not chosen in its entirety.
Not only the lecture in English but also the communication with international students offers the possibility to expand ones English skills in a pleasant atmosphere.
Thereby you are optimally prepared for working in an international environment."
Susanne Meyer & Vanessa Stumhofer
Students of the study program "Business Law" of Hof University, April 2017
To strengthen the intercultural competence within the context of a practical block, it is scheduled that the German students guide each a student of the GIMS program (German-Indian Management Studies) during the summer semester. For this purpose, they should participate in short intercultural trainings. During the semester they should keep together with GIMS students a fixed number of cultural, social and political appointments, e.g. visits to the movies and theater, celebrating an Indian festival, participation in discussions, shared cooking.
Individual students may apply for participation in the Summer School of BayIND designed for the regional and cultural studies in order to be able to gather additional experience regarding India. The two-week Summer School takes place once a year in the period of August/September. This event can as well be credited as a practical block.