Language and Short Courses 2019/2020

Bayreuth International Summer School - International Economics and Management International Economics and Management

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 30, 2020)
Target group

International undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students


Long-run economic growth has a great potential to dramatically increase the standard of living. If incomes per capita grow at 3% annually, they will double approximately every 25 years. Over the course of a century, incomes will increase by a factor of 16, changing the quality of peoples' lives to a great extent.

In this course, we will study which factors can contribute to such large income growth and the associated improvements in the standard of living. We will also analyse which factors tend to stand in the way of such enormous growth potential. As some economies grow fast and others lag behind, a number of concerns related to societal development can emerge, such as large incentives to migrate from one country to another. Among other topics highly relevant to development, we will study the impact of migration on the receiving and the sending countries.

Throughout the course, we will use a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches. Students will also learn to apply economic thinking to solve real world problems related to growth and migration.

In the context of globalisation, the economic and business activity are becoming increasingly internationalised. For many multinational enterprises and managers who are internationally active, it is big challenge to handle with the problems caused by the unfamiliar values and practices in international business. This module emphasises the cultural issues in the business world. This module addresses a basic understanding of culture, theoretical models for comparison of cultural differences, and awareness of culture-specific problems in international economic cooperations through short and long cases. This will help the students to understand the complexity of the globalised business word as well as the cultural and social systems and their differences. These differences can cause confusion, misunderstanding and even conflicts. Thus, it is important to understand what intercultural competences can facilitate interaction and cooperation with business partners of diverse cultures. It is also vital to develop an awareness and to integrate cultural characteristics in order to add values.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 30, 2020)
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices

The course fee includes tuition fees, an excursion and meals (daily lunch + a welcome & farewell dinner). Please check our website for further information:

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably level B2) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please send your documents (completed application form, CV, brief personal statement, and language proof) either in digital or printed form to:

Fax: +49 921557397

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Hostel or hotel


Daily lunch, a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the registration fee.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

City tours, guided visits, BBQ, film evening, excursions, etc.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth has been ranked among the top 50 universities in the THE World University Ranking "THE Young University Ranking" in the last years! An interdisciplinary profile in study and research, innovation, and an international orientation are the guiding principles of the university, a modern campus university. The university is a centre of international research, with innovative structures characterised by their "interface philosophy".

University location

More programmes

Language course/short course