Module 1.1: Introduction to the Management Consulting Profession
This module introduces the particular features of the international consultancy markets and the specific characteristics of those involved in the markets (clients and consultants). It enables the students to recognize the relevance which is different environments (macro-economic, socio-cultural, political, legal, and natural) have to the consulting process. Case-studies on typical projects are the basis for developing a feeling for the distinctive aspects of international consulting assignments.
At the same time, the module ensures that the students are provided with a uniform basic knowledge of management science in its international focus. This is the foundation for developing the ability to draw up internationally oriented consulting products.
· Consulting: Definition, concepts and philosophies
· Consultancy markets
o Volume, market segments and trends in international management consulting
o Regional aspects of international management consulting
o Typologies of clients
o Determining factors for consultancy requirements
o Typology and roles
o House of competence for management consultants
Specfic aspects of international consulting projects, case studies
The objective of this module is to give a basic insight into international macroeconomics and political economics as required for the work undertaken by consultants. In view of the different specialist backgrounds of the students in the post-graduate course the module focuses on creating a uniform basis in the knowledge and understanding of economics. The orientation is the development of the macroeconomic analytical ability of the students.
· Basic concepts and mechanisms of macro economics
· The functioning of markets for goods and capital
· Overview of the application of business economics in international management consulting
1.3 International Management
This module enables the students to recognise the relevance which different environments (macro-economic, socio-cultural, political, legal, and natural) have to the consulting process. Case-studies on typical projects are the basis for developing a feeling for the distinctive aspects of international consulting assignments.
· Basics of internationally oriented management science / international business
o Globalization and internationalisation theories
o Consulting in foreign environments
o International aspects of functions in business administration (especially strategy/planning, organisation, procurement, production, marketing, human resources management)
· Specific aspects of international consulting projects, case studies
· Dynamics and facts of the ASEAN Economic Integration (AEC)