1 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration International Management and Economics Student Guide Course Profile Admission Aims and Objectives Modules ECTS Assessment Organisation and Administration Module Catalogue And a lot more
2 Page 2/23 Table of Contents Facts and Figures...3 Aims and Objectives...3 Admission Requirements...4 Accreditation of Prior Learning...4 Scientific Theory versus Practice Orientation...5 The European Credit Transfer System...6 Course Structure...7 Modules...8 Contact Study and Private Study...10 Assessment...10 Graduation...11 Electives...12 Careers Service...12 The Academic Year...12 Course Administration...13 Immigration Procedures for International Students...14 Index...15 Annex 1: Glossary...16 Annex 1: Glossary...16 Annex 2: Module Catalogue...20 Annex 3: Module Survey...23
3 Page 3/23 Transnational and even global interdependence in many areas of life is rapidly growing. It requires businesses and organisations to adopt an increasingly broad perspective in terms of attitudes, practices and policies. The Bachelor with International Management and Economics BA IM+E is the answer of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its School of Business to this challenge. Graduates of the course can expect to position themselves favourably in a competitive employment market and to be offered challenging opportunities in all areas of international and national business. Opportunities exist in a variety of areas including profit and not-for-profit international companies and organisations or consultancies. Facts and Figures The BA IM+E is a full-time six-semester course. It starts annually in the autumn semester. Tuition (with the exception of non-english language-learning units) takes place entirely in English. In terms of content, the course features a general management programme of approximately 120 credits and an exclusively international focus programme of approximately 60 credits. Moreover, students will have to pass two assessment semesters before being able to continue their studies in the bachelor semesters (semesters 3 to 6). The course is made up of modules of between 3 and 9 ECTS credits, i.e. 5 to 8 modules per semester. Modules may consist of up to three submodules which are related to each other and typically cover different aspects of specific areas. Assessment is normally through end-of-module examinations or in-module assignments. A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used, depending on the aims and objectives of specific modules and submodules. Apart from contact study, directed and autonomous learning forms an integral part of the curriculum. Aims and Objectives The curriculum of the BA IM+E was developed in close cooperation with business. Graduate employability was and continues to be top of the agenda. Consequently the course's aims and objectives strongly reflect the needs of businesses and organisations operating across borders. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to enable them to become actively involved in managing and developing activities in all areas of business, such as accounting and finance, information management, marketing, organisation, human resources, strategy and policy planning develop students' understanding of the economic, legal, social and technological environment in which business operates and thus to allow them to respond proactively to contemporary issues and challenges equip students with the techniques, tools and methods required for planning and organising, for efficient information research, critical analysis and evaluation, effective problem-solving and informed decision-making provide students with the ability to engage in successful teamwork and to deal constructively with criticism and conflicts develop students' oral and written communication skills in more than one language and across national and cultural borders
4 Page 4/23 develop students' awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and to encourage them to reflect on their own values and assumptions, as well as the impact of their actions and those of others in business and wider society and in addition: offer native speakers of English the opportunity to study international management and economics in Central Switzerland give advanced, but non-native speakers of English the chance to substantially improve their command of English for specific purposes (management and economics as well as related areas) Admission Requirements Admission to the BA IM+E is in accordance with Swiss higher education legislation. Regulations stipulate that applicants must have a higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level in his or her country of origin (Swiss students: Berufsmatura or Gymnasiale Matura) a minimum of one year's qualified work experience in a business-related area (Swiss students: persons with a Kaufmännische Berufsmatura fulfil this requirement), of which at least six months for the same firm or organisation In addition the School of Business requires applicants to have proven knowledge in financial accounting and mathematics. They must provide evidence that their qualifications in these areas are at least equivalent to those achieved in higher secondary vocational training in Switzerland (kaufmännische Berufsmaturität). Persons not familiar with the Swiss educational system may consult the corresponding documents on the BA IM+E website: The IM+E Programme Admission and Preparation Finally, prospective students must, if they are non-native speakers of English, have English language proficiency corresponding at least to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference and must be prepared to attend an interview either in person or by telephone. Further information: Bundesgesetz über die Fachhochschulen (G) 1 Verordnung des Eidgenössischen Volkswirtschaftsdepartements über die Zulassung zu Fachhochschulstudien (G) Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung für das Studium an der Hochschule Luzern (G) Accreditation of Prior Learning Students may request recognition of coursework completed at other institutions of higher education by providing evidence that such coursework is equivalent in terms of content, aims and objectives to learning units taught on the BA IM+E. Prior learning accreditation may cover entire modules or individual submodules of the BA IM+E curriculum. Recognition of submodules will only be granted if it does not unduly restrict successful attendance of the remaining submodules or module components. If a request for prior learning accreditation is successful, students will normally be given a 'pass' qualification for the corresponding module or submodule. Only in exceptional cases can external grades of recognized prior learning coursework be transferred to the BA IM+E transcript of records. 1 (G) means that the document is available in German only.
5 Page 5/23 Requests for accreditation of prior learning must be submitted no later than four weeks after the beginning of the semester, in which the modules or submodules to be covered by the accreditation take place. For such requests, students must fill in the official forms, which may be downloaded from the electronic learning platform ILIAS. Further information: Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 16 Accreditation of Prior Learning (Guidelines) Request for Accreditation of Prior Learning (Form) Scientific Theory versus Practice Orientation A typical characteristic of Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts is that their activities - apart from providing graduate and postgraduate education - include a wide range of research and consultancy projects in close cooperation with business as well as government and non-government organisations. In the case of the Lucerne School of Business all these activities are anchored in a series of strategic centres of competence, which in turn are hosted by five institutes: Competence Centres General Management Services Management Business Excellence Financial Markets Financial Services Real Estate Controlling and Accounting Corporate Finance Corporate Communication Online Communication Marketing Professional Communication Business Languages Tourism Transport and Mobility Information Management Electronic Business Information Security Forensics and Economic Crime Investigation Institutes Institute of Management and Regional Economics Institute of Financial Services Institute of Communication and Marketing Institute of Tourism Institute of Business Information Technology Virtually all lecturers at the School of Business not only teach on the Bachelor and Master programmes, but are regularly involved in one or several projects at the centres of competence. This means that students e.g. on the Bachelor Course benefit from the skills and experience gained from research and development on the one hand, but also from first-hand business experience and contacts. The School of Business prides itself on the fact that its undergraduate programmes have a solid scientific foundation while at the same time enabling students to test their newly gained knowledge and skills against the requirements of real life business. This is made possible by carefully designed policies and strategies both in terms of staff and content:
6 Page 6/23 The Lucerne School of Business runs a well-organised Transfer Service that ensures a constant and regular flow of information and projects between the University on the one hand and private and public firms and organisations on the other. More often than not, representatives from profit and non-profit firms and organisations are invited to lectures, thus providing a practice-oriented perspective in the classroom setting. The majority of the lecturers at the School have had extensive personal business experience. Field trips and other activities bring students in direct contact with daily business life. Student research and projects papers are as a rule commissioned by and carried out for external firms and organisations. Students may be involved in research and consultancy projects of the Institutes. The School aims to persuade specific firms and organisations to accept patronage of individual modules in which they have outstanding expertise. The School runs a Careers Service, which not only serves as an information hub for all matters relating to graduate employment, but also provides valuable and wide-ranging support and advice to facilitate students transition from the university to their first graduate job. Course content, aims and objectives are regularly checked and updated by means of surveys among students, employers and alumni. The European Credit Transfer System 2 The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) has been adopted by most European higher education institutions. It facilitates the comparison of study programmes and of academic achievements within such programmes. It can be used for accumulation within an institution and for transfer between institutions. ECTS enables students to move from one university to another, within a country or across borders. ECTS Credits ECTS credits describe the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study, no matter whether this work consists of attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations, and so forth. ECTS is based on the principle that 30 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one semester, which is assumed to be 900 hours. One credit therefore reflects a workload of 30 working hours. The BA IM+E course comprises 180 credits or six full-time semesters. The 180 credits are allocated to the individual modules. At the Lucerne School of Business, modules are typically worth 3 credits (90 working hours), 6 credits (180 working hours) or 9 credits (270 working hours). Module designs are based on the assumption that a student will on average have to work those hours to achieve the learning outcomes specified by the module specification. The following table illustrates how module specifications inform about the expected workload, broken down into different forms of study: Workload per semester ECTS Credits Contact Lessons Contact Hours Directed Study (lessons) Directed Study (hours) Private Study (hours) Total study time (hours) Workload Percentage 20.0% 20.0% 60.0% 100% 2 Parts of the information this section are taken from: Directorate General for Education and Culture: ECTS Users' Guide. European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and Diploma Supplement. Brussels 17 August 2004.
7 Page 7/23 ECTS credits are awarded if a student is considered to have passed a module, i.e. if the overall module grade is equal to or higher than 4. No credits are awarded for mere attendance of lectures. Credits describe the average workload required to achieve certain objectives. They do not provide, however, any information about how well the said objectives have been achieved. The qualitative issue is covered by the ECTS grading system. The ECTS Grading System The ECTS grading scale is based on the rank of a student in a given assessment, that is how he or she performed relative to other students. The ECTS system classifies students into broad groups and thus makes interpretation of ranking simpler. The ECTS system consists of the letters A to F (FX). It initially divides students between pass and fail groups, and then assesses the performance of these two groups separately. Those obtaining pass grades are divided into five subgroups: the best 10% are awarded an A-grade, the next 25% a B- grade, the following 30% a C-grade, the following 25% a D-grade and the final 10% an E-grade. An FX grade means that the performance is not sufficient to award a pass grade, but the student is given a chance to improve on or compensate his performance. An F grade on the other hand means that the student concerned clearly lacks the required knowledge and skills and that the module has definitely been failed. To ensure the validity of ECTS grades, student cohorts of sufficient size are mandatory. The Academic Regulations of the Lucerne School of Business take this into account by stipulating that with a student cohort smaller than 25, ECTS grades can be directly linked to traditional local grades (6.0 = A, 5.5 = B, etc.). ECTS Credits and ECTS grades are linked in that credits are only awarded for grades A to E, whereas grades F and FX carry no credits. The transcripts of records of the Lucerne School of Business show both local (6 to 1) and ECTS grades. Further information: Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung für das Studium an der Hochschule Luzern, Art. 3 5 (G) Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 23 Course Structure Students will acquire both a solid basis in general management and economics (120 ECTS credits) and a truly international perspective in the focus programme (60 ECTS credits). The focus programme takes up a major part of the second half of the course, feeding on the knowledge and skills picked up in the first half. In terms of qualifications students will pass through an assessment year (Assessment Semesters) before proceeding to the Bachelor Semesters and its component IM+E Focus Programme. The General Management and Economics Programme The general management and economics programme totals 120 ECTS credits and takes up the first three semesters of the course with a few modules spreading into the second half. In this part of their studies, students will acquire the essential knowledge and skills required in all areas of modern business and management. They will familiarize themselves with the political, economic and legal backdrop that influences and determines business activities, and they will develop skills identified as essential by employers: working in teams effectively, solving problems, developing critical
8 Page 8/23 thinking and, of course, communicating and presenting your ideas persuasively in multicultural and multilingual contexts. The Focus Programme in International Management + Economics The Focus Programme in International Management + and Economics uses an approach not otherwise found at Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences. Through its dual focus on the (internal) management perspective and on the economic environment it enhances students' perception of how international business operates and which external factors are crucial in order to achieve success. Students will be able to sharpen their awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and learn how to act responsibly and successfully across cultures. The Focus Programme comprises 60 ECTS credits and takes up the major part of the second half of the curriculum. The Assessment Semesters The course starts with two Assessment Semesters introducing students to the basic skills and knowledge needed later. At this stage a minimum of 51 credits (out of a total of 60) must be acquired in order to proceed to the Bachelor Semesters (semesters 3 to 6). Missing credits from the Assessment Semesters must be acquired later through examination retakes. The Bachelor Semesters The Bachelor Semesters comprise a total of 120 ECTS credits and extend over two years. The emphasis in this phase of the curriculum is on the international perspective of the Focus Programme modules. Students will familiarize themselves with a wide range of topics and issues of international and global relevance. Further information: Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art and Annex 3: Module Survey Modules Definition of Modules Modules are the component elements of the course. They typically last one semester and may themselves be made up of two or more related submodules, which, however, are linked together, thus promoting an interdisciplinary approach. The size of a module is defined by the number of ECTS credits allocated to it. Modules equip students with certain knowledge and skills, which are made up of the prerequisites for the module and the specific learning outcome specified for the module. The learning outcome of each module is derived from the graduate profile. Hence, modules may be compared to the individual pieces of a puzzle. Only when assembled in the correct way do they convey a recognizable picture or quality which represents the employability of graduates. Module components are typically grouped around a core theme or issue which often ranges beyond traditional subject borders. Thus, many aspects of personnel management, be they psychological, legal or ethical, lie beyond the limits of traditional business administration. Similarly, many issues in economics are heavily dependent on mathematical models and categories. In order to bring such different aspects together, modules may consist of various submodules from different disciplines, which all contribute to the intended learning outcome. In this way, modules require and promote interdisciplinary thinking and acting quite in contrast to traditional school subjects!
9 Page 9/23 The intended learning outcome is not only the basis for the didactic concept of the module (contact hours, private study, seminars, group work, field trips, etc.), but also for module assessment. Credits are awarded for modules that have been completed successfully. Types of Modules Modules may be mandatory or electives. Accordingly they are categorised as C Modules (core modules), R Modules (related modules) or M Modules (minor modules). The three types are defined as follows: C Modules (core modules) are mandatory and aim to develop students core competencies in the general management and economics and the focus programmes in terms of subject-specific, methodological, social and self-related skills and knowledge; R Modules (related modules) are offered as required electives that expand upon or reinforce knowledge and skills gained in the core modules; and M Modules (minor modules) are electives designed to develop supplementary competencies outside the core area mentioned above The general management and economics programme comprises C Modules only, whereas the focus programme features C, R and M Modules. More detailed information can be found in the BA IM+E Module Catalogue. The Module Code Each module has an identification code. The following two examples illustrate the meaning of module codes: HSW.IGINM01.08 (Example of a module code from the general management and economics programme) 08: year in which the module was first designed and delivered 01: semester 1 (full-time track) INM: department (here: Information Management) IG: IM+E general management and economics programme HSW: Institution (School of Business / Hochschule Wirtschaft) HSW.SRIFR41.05 (Example of a module code from the focus programme) 08: year in which the module was first designed and delivered 41: semester 4 (full-time track), module 1 Type of module, (R = related) IF: International focus (programme) SR: Studienrichtung (in contrast to general management and economics) HSW: Institution (School of Business / Hochschule Wirtschaft) Detailed information about each module can be found in the module specification. Students are expected to be familiar with that information when starting a module. Further information: Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung für das Studium an Hochschule Luzern, Art. 10 (G) Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art Module specifications on the electronic learning platform ILIAS Annexes 2 (Module Catalogue) and 3 (Module Survey)
10 Page 10/23 Contact Study and Private Study The BA IM+E curriculum requires both contact study as well as autonomous and directed private study. Contact Study Contact study refers to those parts of a module or a submodule which are primarily designed and delivered by lecturers, such as classical lectures, seminars, etc. Private Study Private study refers to those parts of the module or submodule workload during which students review or prepare learning material on their own. Private study requires initiative and a strong sense of responsibility because it is an integral part of the module workload and an indispensable prerequisite for successful module performance. Directed Study During directed study hours, students work individually or in groups with the support of a lecturer. Such learning processes are extremely demanding in terms of student initiative and responsibility. Examples of directed study include coaching of research and project papers, transfer exercises on location or per , group coaching, etc. Autonomous Study During autonomous study periods students work on their own, either individually or in groups. Coaching or support from lecturers or their assistants is not available. Typical examples of autonomous study are the preparation and review of contact hours, reading, exercises, research, exam preparation, etc. Students ought to be aware of the fact that there is a break of approximately three to four weeks between the semester contact periods and module examinations. This period is expected to be allocated to the preparation of examinations. Details as to which forms of study and how much of them have been allocated to a specific module or submodule may be taken from the corresponding module specifications. It should be noted that the information in the module specifications is based on average workloads and may not accurately reflect the actual situation of individual students. Further information: Academic Regulations of the Bachelor Course at the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 22 Module specifications on the electronic learning platform ILIAS The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Assessment Learning outcomes are verified through one or several examinations and/or assignments per module, the combined results of which constitute a student's overall module performance. Overall module performance must be sufficient (grade 4.0 or higher) in order for credits to be awarded. Graduation takes place when 180 credits have been accumulated. This means that all modules prescribed by the curriculum must be concluded successfully. Forms of assessment may include such different tasks as oral and written examinations, projects, presentations, reports, or more recent forms such as personal learning portfolios.
11 Page 11/23 Grade Calculation Student performance in modules consisting of two or more submodules is measured in terms of the results of marked submodule assignments. For this purpose the grades from submodule assessment are weighted in accordance with the distribution of ECTS credits across the individual submodules. If the weighted average of all submodule results is not sufficient (below 4.0), the student is awarded grade F, which means that the module has definitely been failed and must be retaken. Smaller modules may not consist of submodules and there may be not more than one assignment for such modules. This involves a higher probability of failure since compensation between assignments is not possible. If in such a case, the assessment is not lower than 3.0, students are given an FX for their performance. An FX entitles the student to take a makeup resit that is comparable to the original assignment. In such a case, the overall module assessment is calculated from the average of the result of the performance graded as FX and the result of the makeup resit. Only if this definite assessment is still not sufficient must the module be retaken. Retake of Modules No module can be retaken more than once (makeup resits resulting from an FX grade do not count as retakes). Only as many assessed assignments of a module must be retaken as are necessary to achieve an overall pass grade. Transcript of Records At the end of each semester students receive a transcript of records showing the module assessment is of that semester including ECTS grades and credits awarded. Students are advised to study carefully the Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business in order to familiarise themselves with further important regulations concerning module performance and assessment (e.g. resources permitted, absence and withdrawal, right to appeal, etc.). Further information: Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung für das Studium an Hochschule Luzern, Art (G) Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 6 and Art Module specifications on the electronic learning platform ILIAS Graduation The degree 'Bachelor of Science in Business Administration' is federally recognized and protected by federal legislation. The Lucerne School of Business has, in accordance with federal regulations, decided to award its graduates the title 'Bachelor of Science' rather than 'Bachelor of Arts', thereby emphasising its practice orientation as opposed to the more pronounced scientific orientation of classical universities. Bachelor degrees are internationally known and recognised. The course at the Lucerne School of Business meets international requirements and thus facilitates continuing studies at either Swiss or foreign institutions of higher education. Students will receive the following documents on graduation: the diploma the transcript of records the diploma supplement
12 Page 12/23 The diploma supplement is an internationally standardised description of the degree course at the Lucerne School of Business and its position within the Swiss higher education system. Electives Students should be aware of the fact that elective modules may not be delivered if sufficient registrations have not been received or if their delivery is incompatible with the requirements of a proper course of study. If a module cannot be delivered, the students affected will be informed accordingly. They can register for other modules within that academic year up to the deadline set by the Head of Bachelor Programmes. Further information: Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 6 and Art Module specifications on the electronic learning platform ILIAS Careers Service The Careers Service of the University and the School of Business offers an ever growing range of services which help and support students in preparing themselves for the start of their working lives or their return to it: counselling (e.g. in case of difficulties in reconciling the needs of studying, private and working life) organisation of courses and seminars (e.g. for developing key skills and qualifications) student CV database (online information for potential employers) information about job opportunities (part-time jobs, work placements, etc.) portraits of firms and organisations (information about potential employers) organisation of job fairs for students start-up support (courses and consultancy) information regarding job applications, the job market, etc. The Careers Service Corner is located between the ground floor and the first floor of the Zentralstrasse campus where students have access to a wide range of the information described above either online or via leaflets, brochures and various key publications. Further information: (G) The Academic Year There are 14 weeks of contact study per semester. The total student workload per semester (30 ECTS Credits or 900 working hours) covers a much longer period and includes the time when no contact lessons take place. A good deal of the work involved in research and project papers, the Bachelor thesis, preparation for module assessment and the like will have to be done outside the contact study period. Full-time students should be aware that part-time jobs will require very careful time management and will normally be at the expense of spare time activities. Students should also be aware of the fact that there is a break of approximately three to four weeks between the semester contact periods and module assessment, which means that their presence is required until after the examinations.
13 Page 13/23 The Academic Calendar 2008/09 Autumn Semester 2008/09 Start of autumn semester 15 Sep 2008 All Saints Day (holiday) 01 Nov 2008 Immaculate Conception (holiday) 08 Dec 2008 End of autumn semester 19 Dec 2008 Semester break 22 Dec Jan 2009 Spring Semester 2009 Start of spring semester 16 Feb 2009 Carnival break 23 Feb - 24 Feb 2009 Easter break 10 Apr - 13 Apr 2009 Ascension Day (holiday) 21 May 2009 End of spring semester 26 May 2009 Academic Year 2009/10 Start of academic year 2009/10 14 Sep 2009 Examination Weeks Autumn semester 19 Jan - 31 Jan 2009 Spring Semester 24 Jun - 07 Jul 2009 Course Administration Organisation Head of BA Programmes Prof. P. Muff, Vice Principal Representative: Prof. U. Sury Course Assistant A. Gugolz Secretariat N. Schmid Department Coordinators Academic Methods Business Languages Contextual Knowledge Corporate Environment Financial Management German Language Communication Information Management Law and Taxation Management Mathematics und Statistics Focus Programme Coordinator International Management + Economics Prof. Dr. M. Hodel Prof. R. Abplanalp Prof. Dr. R. Brüllmann Prof. Dr. K. Delbiaggio Prof. M. Rupp V. Rast U. Klotz Prof. U. Sury Dr. D. Peter Prof. H. Zingre C. Neylan
14 Page 14/23 Please contact the secretariat (N. Schmid) about administrative concerns. Module coordinators, department coordinators, your focus programme coordinator (C. Neylan) as well as your lecturers will be glad to answer any questions regarding academic issues. If you need counselling and advice with regard to more complex issues and questions you may contact the Head of Bachelor Programmes (please note the special office hours). Further information: Academic Regulations for the Bachelor Course of the Lucerne School of Business, Art. 2-5 Immigration Procedures for International Students Students from EU or EFTA Countries must apply for a residence permit in order to be able to study in Switzerland. The permit is granted if the applicant can provide evidence of financial independence and of adequate health insurance during the period of his/her stay in Switzerland. Residence permits are issued by the cantonal immigration authorities: Amt für Migration Hallwilerweg 7 CH Luzern Tel / Fax The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is not in a position to provide assistance in immigration matters. We do, however, issue confirmation of admission to all students who have been accepted by the University. After arrival, international students must register with the Amt für Migration as soon as possible. Students from Other Countries need a visa if they intend to study in Switzerland. Visa applications must include evidence of admission to a Swiss university, of guaranteed financial independence during the period of study in Switzerland and of adequate health insurance. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is not in a position to provide assistance in immigration matters. We do, however, issue confirmation of admission to all students who have been accepted by the University. For information relating to immigration and residence, please contact the Swiss Embassy or General Consulate in your country of origin as early as possible. Please be aware that visa procedures may take some time and that residence permits to students from non-eu countries are only granted if immigration regulations have been complied with fully. Insurance Swiss law stipulates that persons who have obtained a residence permit for the purpose of studying are obliged to take out health insurance covering medical treatment in case of illness and accidents, unless they can prove that sufficient insurance coverage in their home country extends to their stay in Switzerland. In the case of EU nationals, such proof may be produced by way of the European Health Insurance Card or other approved documents issued by national authorities. In cases where such proof is not possible, it is the students responsibility to obtain adequate health insurance for the period of their stay in Switzerland.
15 Page 15/23 Index Academic Calendar 13 Academic Year 12 Accreditation of Prior Learning 4 Admission Requirements 4 Aims and Objectives 3 Assessment 10 Assessment Semesters 8 Autonomous Study 10 Bachelor degree 11, 16 Bachelor Semesters 8 Careers Service 12 Careers Service Corner 12 centres of competence 5 Competence Centres 5 Contact Study 10 Course Administration 13 Course Structure 7 diploma supplement 11 Directed Study 10 ECTS Credits 6 ECTS grades 7 ECTS Grading System 7 Electives 12 European Credit Transfer System 6 Examination Weeks 13 Focus Programme in International Management + Economics 8 General Management and Economics Programme 7 Grade Calculation 11 Graduation 11 Immigration 14 Insurance 14 learning outcome 8 makeup resit 11 Module 8 module catalogue 20 Module Code 9 Module Survey 23 Practice Orientation 5 Private Study 10 Retake of Modules 11 submodule 8 Transcript of Records 11 Transfer Service 6 Types of Modules 9 workload 6
16 Page 16/23 Annex 1: Glossary Although the BA IM+E is an English-language course, it is located in a German-speaking environment. In the German higher-education context there may be words, expressions and notions that do not have an exact equivalent or counterpart in the English-speaking academic culture. The following glossary has been compiled to facilitate and promote a consistent terminology in a bilingual environment and to assist students if necessary. English German German English academic regulations Studienreglement abmelden (Module usw.) withdraw accreditation of employmentrelated Anrechnung der Berufserfahrung Abmeldung (Module usw.) withdrawal experience accreditation of prior learning Anrechnung externer Studienleistungen Anrechnung der Berufserfahrung accreditation of employmentrelated experience admission Zulassung Anrechnung externer Studienleistungen accreditation of prior learning admission and examination regulations Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung Arbeitsaufwand workload assess überprüfen (Leistung) Arztzeugnis medical certificate assessed assignment Leistungsnachweis Assessmentstufe Assessment Semesters assessment Leistungsüberprüfung Aufnahme- und Prüfungsordnung admission and examination regulations assessment result Resultat (Leistungsüberprüfung) autonomes Selbststudium autonomous study Assessment Semesters Assessmentstufe Bachelorarbeit Bachelor thesis assignment Studienleistung (einzelne) Bachelordiplom Bachelor degree autonomous study autonomes Selbststudium Bachelorkoordinator/in focus programme coordinator Bachelor Coordinator Leiter Bachelorstudiengang Bachelorstufe Bachelor Semesters Bachelor degree Bachelordiplom begleitetes Selbststudium directed study Bachelor Semesters Bachelorstufe berufsbegleitendes Studienmodell work-study (course) track Bachelor thesis Bachelorarbeit Berufserfahrung employment-related experience contact hours Kontaktunterricht bewerten evaluate contact study Kontaktstudium Bewertung evaluation core module Kernmodul Datenabschrift transcript of records course Studiengang Diplomstudiengang degree course course load Studienaufwand Dozent/in lecturer course track / track Studienmodell durchführen (Module usw.) deliver course work Studienleistungen (gesamt) Durchführung (Module usw.) delivery degree course Diplomstudiengang ECTS Bewertung ECTS grade deliver durchführen (Module usw.) Ergänzungsmodul (M-Modul) minor module (M module) delivery Durchführung (Module usw.) Erweiterungmodul (R-Modul) related module (R module) department Fachbereich Fachbereich department department coordinator Fachkoordinator/in Fachhochschule university of applied sciences directed study begleitetes Selbststudium Fachkompetenz subject-specific skills and knowledge ECTS grade ECTS Bewertung Fachkoordinator/in department coordinator elective Wahlfach Fehlversuch (erster) first-attempt failure employment-related experience Berufserfahrung Ganze(r) Noten(npunkt) whole grade point enrol Immatrikulieren generalistisches Studium general management and economics programme enrolment Immatrikulation genügende Note pass grade evaluate bewerten halbe(r) Note(punkt) half-grade point evaluation Bewertung Hilfsmittel (bei Leistungsnachweisen) resources first-attempt failure Fehlversuch (erster) Hochschulbildung higher education focus programme Studienrichtung / Vertiefungsrichtung Hochschule Luzern Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts focus programme coordinator Bachelorkoordinator/in Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts School of Business full-time Vollzeit Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft Lucerne School of Business
17 Page 17/23 (Kurzform) full-time (course) track Vollzeitstudienmodell Immatrikulation enrolment general management and economics generalistisches Studium Immatrikulieren enrol programme grade Note Interdisziplinäres Studienangebot Interdisciplinary Module Selection ISA grant Stipendium Kermodul core module half-grade point halbe(r) Note(punkt) Kompensationsleistung (bei FX- makeup resit Bewertungen) higher education Hochschulbildung Kontaktstudium contact study higher secondary education Sekundarstufe II Kontaktunterricht contact hours Interdisciplinary Module Selection Interdisziplinäres Studienangebot Kurs (Teil eines Moduls) submodule ISA interpersonal skills and knowledge Sozialkompetenz Kursleistung submodule performance learning objective Lernziel Kursprüfung submodule examination lecturer Dozent/in Leistungsgruppe subject cluster level of achievement Leistungsniveau Leistungsnachweis assessed assignment Lucerne School of Business Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft Leistungsniveau level of achievement (Kurzform) Lucerne University of Applied Hochschule Luzern Leistungsüberprüfung assessment Sciences and Arts Lucerne University of Applied Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft Leistungsüberprüfung (Ebene submodule assessment Sciences and Arts School of Business Kurs) makeup resit Kompensationsleistung (bei FX- Leistungsüberprüfung (Ebene module assessment Bewertungen) Modul) Masters level Masterstufe Leiter Bachelorstudiengang Bachelor Coordinator medical certificate Arztzeugnis Lernziel learning objective methodological skills and knowledge Methodenkompetenz Masterstufe Masters level minor module (M module) Ergänzungsmodul (M-Modul) Methodenkompetenz methodological skills and knowledge module Modul Modul module module assessment Leistungsüberprüfung (Ebene Modulkurs submodule Modul) module catalogue Modulverzeichnis Modulleistung module performance module coordinator Modulverantwortliche(r) Modulnote module grade module examination Modulprüfung Modulprüfung module examination module grade Modulnote Modulverantwortliche(r) module coordinator module performance Modulleistung Modulverzeichnis module catalogue numerical grade numerische Note Note grade part-time Teilzeit numerische Note numerical grade part-time (course) track Teilzeitstudienmodell Qualitätskontrolle quality control pass grade genügende Note Qualitätssicherung quality assurance post-higher-secondary education tertiärer Nicht-Hochschulbereich Resultat (Leistungsüberprüfung) assessment result prerequisite Voraussetzung Sekundarstufe II higher secondary education prerequisite module vorausgesetztes Modul Selbstkompetenz self-related skills and knowledge private study Selbststudium Selbststudium private study quality assurance Qualitätssicherung Semesterleistung semester assignment quality control Qualitätskontrolle Sozialkompetenz interpersonal skills and knowledge related module (R module) Erweiterungmodul (R-Modul) Stipendienstelle student grants department resources Hilfsmittel (bei Leistungsnachweisen) Stipendium grant retake wiederholen (Modul usw.) Student/in im berufsbegleitenden student on the work-study track Modell retake Wiederholung (Modul usw.) Studienaufwand course load self-related skills and knowledge Selbstkompetenz Studiengang course semester assignment Semesterleistung Studienleistung (einzelne) assignment student grants department Stipendienstelle Studienleistungen (gesamt) course work student on the work-study track Student/in im berufsbegleitenden Studienmodell course track / track Modell subject cluster Leistungsgruppe Studienmodell track / course track subject-specific skills and knowledge Fachkompetenz Studienreglement academic regulations
18 Page 18/23 submodule Kurs (Teil eines Moduls) Studienrichtung focus programme submodule Modulkurs Teilzeit part-time submodule assessment Leistungsüberprüfung (Ebene Teilzeitstudienmodell part-time (course) track Kurs) submodule examination Kursprüfung tertiärer Nicht-Hochschulbereich post-higher-secondary education submodule performance Kursleistung überprüfen (Leistung) assess tenth of a grade point Zehntelsnote validieren validate track / course track Studienmodell Validierung validation transcript of records Datenabschrift Vetiefungsrichtung focus programme university of applied sciences Fachhochschule Vollzeit full-time validate validieren Vollzeitstudienmodell full-time (course) track validation Validierung vorausgesetztes Modul prerequisite module whole grade point Ganze(r) Noten(npunkt) Voraussetzung prerequisite withdraw abmelden (Module usw.) Wahlfach elective withdrawal Abmeldung (Module usw.) wiederholen (Modul usw.) retake workload Arbeitsaufwand Wiederholung (Modul usw.) retake work-study (course) track berufsbegleitendes Studienmodell Zehntelsnote tenth of a grade point Zulassung admission Assessment German English
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