Students will acquire knowledge, develop their skills and abilities in the area of international protocol and etiquette – its main rules, requirements, and norms. The course will start with the origin and overview of the international protocol and will discuss its major topics: protocol attire, meeting and greeting others, introductions, receptions, table manners, etc. Students will develop their competences in the area of global business etiquette.
The objective of the course is to introduce students to the substance of political science, its structure, history of the discipline and its place among social sciences. The following concepts and themes will be analyzed: political power and its origins, distribution of power in society, relations between government and civil society, types of political systems and regimes. All major concepts of political science will be presented in the context of competing theoretical and ideological frameworks.
The course offers an overview of civil law, in particular contract law, and basic knowledge about law in general. Theoretical knowledge is combined with the know-how of solving a case. In addition, the differences between Anglo-Saxon case law and continental Latin law will be pointed out.
Economic History of Europe
The course focuses on the economic development of Europe in the last 300 years and its impact on the current economic developments. Main political and sociologic aspects are discussed as well as longterm strategies and current developments. Thereby, theoretical knowledge is presented as well as major historical events.
The course provides an understanding of the market functioning mechanism and an advanced study of microeconomics models: consumer behavior, market supply and demand, profit maximizing and cost minimizing, competitive supply and competitive markets.
Quantitative Analysis in Economics
In solving a problem, managers usually have to consider and to employ (to various degrees) both qualitative and quantitative methods. Skills, experience and managerial judgment cannot be replaced by formal decision making techniques - and the vice versa. Quantitative analysis is the scienti!c approach to managerial decision making. The heart and sense of quantitative analysis is the relevant processing of available data converting it into information that is useful –sometimes indispensable- to people making decisions. The course is devoted to the mastering of various quantitative techniques that are applicable in business. Here we shall learn what technique –and how- should be applied to the solution of a speci!c business problem.
Topics include basic statistical principles; graphic presentation; descriptive measures of central tendency, dispersion, and location; inferential statistics and hypothesis testing; analysis and inference of linear correlation coef!cient and slope of regression line. Students will apply statistical concepts to real world situations. Current technology will be utilized in examining statistical information. A laptop with MS Excel Analysis tool pack is required.