Business and Logistics English


  • Competition within industries
  • International trade
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International and strategic outsourcing: avoiding outsourcing pitfalls
  • The economic environment
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Theory of competition
  • Terms of economic convergence and divergence
  • Ways of fostering entrepreneurship
  • Government influence on the economic environment
  • The impact of signing a free trade agreement – reasons for and against from business and government perspectives
  • Operations Management
  • Production management
  • Manufacturing and engineering
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Lean management
  • Lean production
  • Quality
  • The work of a logistics manager
  • Globalization and economic policy
  • Reduction of carbon footprint
  • Sustainable logistics and warehousing
Oral language skills:
  • Writing effective emails
  • Writing business reports with an accurate structure and layout. Report types: assessment report, memo report, proposal writing, executive summary

Art der Vermittlung


Art der Veranstaltung


Empfohlene Fachliteratur

Lisboa, Martin and Michael Handford: Business Advantage. C1-C2. Student’s Book Advanced with DVD. Cambridge University Press. Latest edition.
Handouts from course lecturers.
Magazines: The Economist, Supply Chain Management, The Wall Street Journal, Logistics Management Magazine, Inbound Logistics.

Lern- und Lehrmethode

Input, blended learning, discussion, online quizzes, pair and group work, presentations


Continuous assessment (50 %): active class participation, assignments, vocabulary quizzes, presentations and mini research projects.
Online written exam (50 %): about the topics worked on in class and in self-study phases after the last class.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2



Logistik und strategisches Management (Master)

Akademischer Grad


ECTS Credits






Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird


Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

1 WS



Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

After successful completion of the course, students are able

  • to describe, discuss and debate complex economic topics and issues in English,
  • to present these topics in English in a convincing and academically correct manner and express their opinion on them,
  • to write clearly formulated emails and business reports as well as executive summaries.

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung