Basics in Business Administration

Basics in Business Administration02.09.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon)onlineProf. Dr. Dominik Hammer
Basics in Business Administration03.09.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Tue)onlineProf. Dr. Dominik Hammer
Terms and definitions in economy and business, Value chain applied to the Business Model Canvas, Finance and accounting, Marketing and sales, Management and leadership, Sustainability and ethics in business
Course Description: 

This course serves as an introduction to Business Administration. It is designed to integrate accepted theories with real world applications to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed for managing others. We will discuss current issues in business administration and management and proceed to cover the traditional functional areas of the value creation within a company: primary activities such as logistics and operations and support activities like HR, finance and accounting.

Lectures and cases given in the course are intended to help participants understand the needs of modern public and private organizations, including emerging national and international trends.

Course aims: 
  • identify the principles of managing formal organizations,
  • recognize the various challenges faced by today’s managers
  • give examples of organizations engaging in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
Teaching methods: 

Lecture, discussions, interactive exercises

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 

At the beginning of the doctorate | during the doctorate | at the end of the doctorate

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Laptop/tablet with stable internet connection, microphone, webcam, Zoom (in most cases).

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What participants say about this course: 
  • Der Kurs hat mich inspiriert. Zum einen zu einem reflektierten Selbstbild. Zum anderen auch einfach mal Ideen zu machen und sich zu fragen: "Warum nicht?" anstatt "Warum?"
  • I liked that the trainer was very enthusiastic about his subject. It was easy to follow and engage in the interactive parts of the course. What I really loved was to be introduced to new thinking patterns and to try and work with a totally different perspective to the one I usually use as a base line!
  • Prof Hammer has a really enthusiastic personality who exactly knows how to teach the content in an interesting and involving way.
  • I can recommend this course to my colleagues. The instructor always emphasised us to see the broader picture of a problem which I feel to be very useful practice not only in business administration but also in academic setting and PhD project. It was quite an eye-opening and inspiring course.
Fachübergreifende Veranstaltung
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Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
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40 Euro
Prof. Dr. Dominik Hammer

Prof. Dr. Dominik Hammer has the chair of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Business School since 2013. Previously he was working as Head of Business Administration at Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG , Munich and as Director of Sanfield (INdia) Ltd. at Bhopal, India. After his military career as a staff officer in the German Army he was working as a scientific assistant at the chair of International Management (Prof. Dr. Hans A. Wüthrich) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and received a doctoral degree (phd) in 2008. Professor Hammer is also lecturer for International Strategy at the CASC MBA programme of the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich. He studied economics and organizational sciences at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich and at the Texas State University at Austin, USA. As a state qualified military mountain guide together with a partner he founded his own alpine school »Blue Mountain Spirit«, at Nußdorf am Inn. He is research partner and academic advisor of Musterbrecher® Managementberater Osmetz+Kaduk Partnerschaft at Taufkirchen and co-author of the management bestseller »Musterbrecher – Die Kunst das Spiel zu drehen«.