Course Overview

The contents of the chair's courses are listed below. For the exact dates of the individual courses, please refer to the electronic course catalog KU.Campus. If you have any questions, please contact the secretary's office.

All important information and materials (exercise sheets, lecture notes, slides, etc.) for the current courses as well as useful links can be found in the e-learning system "ILIAS", section Statistics. All you have to do is log in to KU.Campus with your computer center ID and register for the desired course.

Bachelor Courses

Summer Term

CCSC Lecture Series: Sustainability in China

Information on the event in SS 2020

Even after the end of the Corona Crisis, issues such as sustainability and "green economy" remain high on China's international priority list. When the United Nations formulated the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the Chinese government was one of the first to create a related action plan and incorporate the goals into its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). The concepts of sustainable development enjoy top political priority in the People's Republic of China, and are discussed under guiding concepts such as "ecological civilization," "green development" and "eco-Marxism." As the second largest economy and most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China plays a central role in achieving the global sustainability goals and for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This interdisciplinary lecture series focuses on relevant aspects of sustainable development and sustainability management in China. The course takes place as a weekly lecture series in English - in cooperation of the Competence Unit for Sustainability in China (CUSC), with the AUDI Confucius Institute (Director: Prof. Dr. Peter Augsdörfer) and the China Zentrum Bayern (Director: Mr. Hannes Schleeh).

From a transdisciplinary perspective, Chinese, German and international lecturers from academia and practice will present their research and practical experiences and discuss with participants various aspects of economic, environmental and social sustainability in China.  This year's program includes various topics such as sustainability marketing, China's new Silk Road, Sino-German M&A transactions and sustainable supplier management in China. For more information on the lecture series topics, please see the lecture poster. Due to the current situation caused by the Corona virus outbreak, this year's lecture series will be held digitally via the ZOOM video conferencing platform. Interested parties from outside the university are invited to contact the organizers 3-4 days before an event (lu.bostanli@ku.de). They can then participate in the events free of charge and with easy-to-use technology.

Master Courses

Summer Term

Social Innovation I: Basics and Concept Development - Mandatory Course ENTRE

CCSC Lecture Series: Sustainability in China

Infomationen zur Veranstaltung im SS 2020:

Auch nach Ende der Corona-Krise bleiben Themen wie Nachhaltigkeit und „Green Economy“ in China ganz oben auf der internationalen Prioritätenliste. Als die Vereinten Nationen im Jahr 2015 die 17 globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele formuliert haben, war die chinesische Regierung eine der ersten, die einen entsprechenden Aktionsplan erstellte und die Ziele in ihren 13. Fünfjahresplan (2016-2020) einbezog. Die Konzepte nachhaltiger Entwicklung genießen in der Volksrepublik China oberste politische Priorität, und werden unter Leitvorstellungen wie „ökologische Zivilisation“, „grüne Entwicklung“ und „Öko-Marxismus“ diskutiert. Als zweitgrößte Volkswirtschaft und bevölkerungsreichstes Land der Welt spielt die Volksrepublik China eine zentrale Rolle bei der Erreichung der globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele und für die Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung.

Die interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung beschäftigt sich mit relevanten Aspekten nachhaltiger Entwick­lung und des Nachhaltigkeitsmanagements in China. Der Kurs findet als wöchentliche Vorlesungs­reihe in englischer Sprache statt - in Zusammenarbeit von der Competence Unit for Sustainability in China (CUSC), mit dem AUDI Konfuzius Institut (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Peter Augsdörfer) und dem China Zentrum Bayern (Direktor: Herr Hannes Schleeh).

Aus einer transdisziplinären Perspektive stellen chinesische, deutsche und internationale Dozenten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis ihre Forschungen und Praxiserfahrungen vor und diskutieren mit den Teilnehmenden verschiedene Aspekte wirtschaftlicher, ökologischer und sozialer Nachhaltigkeit in China.  In diesem Jahr stehen verschiedene Themen wie Nachhaltigkeits­mar­ke­ting, Chinas neue Seidenstraße, chinesisch-deutsche M&A-Transaktionen und nachhaltiges Lieferantenmanagement in China auf dem Programm. Weitere Informationen zu den Themen der Vorlesungsreihe finden Sie auf dem Vorlesungsplakat. Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation durch den Ausbruch des Corona-Virus wird die Ringvorlesung in diesem Jahr digital über die Videokonferenz-Plattform ZOOM abgehalten. Universitätsexterne Interessenten sind herzlich eingeladen, sich 3-4 Tage vor einer Veranstaltung bei den Organisatoren zu melden (lu.bostanli(at)ku.de). Sie können dann kostenlos und und mit leicht zu bedienender Technologie an den Veranstaltungen teilnehmen.

Advanced Business Ethics

Research and Project Studies School-Economy-Communication

Master Theses in the Action Learning Module

Description Action Learning Mastermodule

Based on the collaboration of the WWF with the BAYER Foundations and the conception of the Social Innovation Seminars (since WS 2018/19), the professorship has developed the concept of an Action Learning Master Thesis (ALM) in spring 2020. The pedagogical goal here is to involve students primarily of the MA specialization 'Entrepreneurship & Innovation' (also open to master students of WFI with other specializations) in cooperation with a Social Impact Start-up (SIST) in an action context where learning processes are self-directed. For this purpose, the master thesis will be divided into the following 4 elements:

  1. After a personal introduction of the student by the supervisor at the SIST (phone calls or a ZOOM conference), there are initially 3-4 weeks for the intensive examination and testing of the SIST business model. After that, the student himself/herself presents a proposal to the SIST as well as to the supervisor in a first PowerPoint presentation of about 30 minutes, what he/she intends to do for the SIST based on the knowledge acquired during the study.
  2. In a short theory paper (8-10 pages), the student outlines the underlying social problem area in which the SIST is traveling, drawing on scholarly journal literature.
  3. During the actual five months of working on the self-developed concept, the student keeps a detailed project diary ('logbook'), outlining each new piece of information gained and its consequence for the self-directed context of action. This is always done 'in real time' - thus also accepting possible changes in direction of the action and planning strand in the case of a corresponding change in the information situation. The project diary concludes with a multi-page reflection on the student's own learning process - including the problems that arose and the desiderata for the design of the learning process that the student derives from this.
  4. At the end of the work the student withdraws to the position of the external consultant and hands over the result step by step to the SIST in a final PowerPoint presentation.


The above four elements are submitted and evaluated together to the professor as a bound master's thesis. According to the examination regulations, the total working time at the ALM amounts to approx. 900 hours (30 ECTS à 30 hours). The following elements accompany the ALM process:

  1. A group discussion (jour fix) with the supervisor (ALM chat), which takes place every two weeks, offers students the opportunity for queries, exchange, mutual support and reflection on their own progress.
  2. During the work phase, the student posts a monthly feed on his/her Linked-In account, from which the progress becomes transparent.

Action Learning Modul - ALM

Curriculum Entrepreneurship

Curriculum Entrepreneurship - New Examination Regulations

Curriculum Entrepreneurship - Old Examination Regulations