[ 978ABENBE3K10 ] KS Advanced Business English 3

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Languages Ilse Born-Lechleitner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Canada/Taiwan 2020W
Objectives This course provides students with a comprehensive insight into Work Ethics in different cultural contexts, into Human Resource Management as well as into Industrial Relations. Students will critically analyze the current trends in HRM and gain some in-depth knowledge of Industrial Relations by using the example of the Austrian Social Partnership. In addition important principles of Academic Writing will be revised.
Subject This course introduces the students to the following subject areas:

  • HR Buzzwords - From ‘Work-Life-Balance’ to ‘Burnout’: How exactly does trendy and new HRM terminology depict the changes in Personnel Management?
  • How will our work life be organized in the future? (trends, challenges, etc.)
  • Comparison of different Work Ethics: What are the pillars of Anglo-American/Asian/Central European Work Ethics? In which respect are they similar/different?
  • Industrial Relations: explained by using the example of the “Austrian Social Partnership” (history, institutions, tasks, challenges)
  • Academic Writing: exercises to improve cohesion/coherence and sentence structure, quotation rules, etc.
Criteria for evaluation
  • Participation
  • Oral and written assignments throughout the semester
  • One formal presentation
  • One written paper
  • One written in-class-exam
Methods Lecture, group work, presentations, panel discussions
Language English
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority