B Specialisation

The compulsory introductory courses (PM 5-10) to logistics, economics, and computer science should be attended and completed through the first three semesters. Afterwards, students will be able to choose among various elective courses from the respective disciplines. The elective part of specialization studies is subdivided into the following three fields:

Students will be able to either combine courses from all three fields or choose to specialise within one of them. Courses will be offered by four faculties: Humanities, mechanical engineering, economics, and computer science.


Logistics/Urban Sociology

Logistic processes play important roles in all branches of economics and the service industry. Logistics tackles the preparation, planning, guidance, supervision, and accounting of processes. Moreover, complex spheres of action and decision making are shaped by logistics, which in turn impact the strategies, organisation, and cooperation of service providers as well as the deployment of different procedures, personnel, technological equipment, and financial resources. Classic and contemporary theories about urbanity will be examined from both sociocultural and spatio-theoretical perspective. Courses will be offered primarily by the Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems as well as social science:

  • Logistics Projects in the Field
  • Analysis of Logistic Processes
  • Sustainable Development
  • The City as Contact Zone
  • Urban Sociology
  • Traffic Engineering


Economics/Organisation Theory

This branch offers basic knowledge in economics and organisation theory as well as further knowledge in management, marketing, and finance. Students will develop the skill set to confront micro- and macroeconomic issues in a social context. They will be acquainted with aspects of organisational psychology and development, corporate management, and perspectives in enterprise organisation. Courses are offered by the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Humanities:

  • Decision Theory
  • Introduction to International Economics
  • Investment and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organisations as Cooperative Actors
  • Organisation Development
  • Principles of International Management
  • Game Theory
  • Strategic Management


Computer Science/IT-Management

The introductory modules focus on the basic technologies and architectures necessary to construct and design complex integrated operational application systems. Based on practice-oriented case studies, students will perform the fundamental steps of conducting business processes (sales, purchasing, production, etc.). Elective courses offer to deepen the understanding of other practical aspects of (economic) computer science, such as programming, software development, knowledge and IT project management as well as ethical aspects of computer science. These courses are offered by the Faculty of Computer Science.

  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Information Technology in Organisations
  • IT-Skills WLO
  • Liquid Democracy
  • Modelling
  • Usability and Aesthetics
  • Knowledge Management: Methods and Tools

Last Modification: 16.06.2022 - Contact Person: Carsten Kullmann