Elements of Self-Management (ILV)


Course lecturer:


 Andrea Appe
 Janet Brown , MA MA

 Melanie Weinberger
Course numberB4.06360.10.031
Course codeSelfMngt
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

In the course "Elements of Self-Management" students can choose between 3 elective blocks:
Elective block 1:

    • Students are able to reflect on their own resources and stresses with regard to their ability to perform and study
    • Students are able to describe the importance of stress management and time management as well as the promotion of self and social competencies for successful studying
    • They are able to derive the importance of self and team management for everyday university life from the experiences gained in the course.
Elective Block 2:
    • Students will be able to define their own strengths and expertise and will be able to design a strategy for their own personal branding
    • They will be able to identify their goals and target audience for self-marketing and determine the approach needed to achieve those goals
Elective Block 3:
  • Mathematics Bridging Course
The elective block " Mathematics Bridging Course" prepares students without pressure for the advanced courses in Financial Mathematics and Statistics in the following semesters.

The course will cover the following topics/content:

  • Elective Block 1:
Neuroscientific insights into learning
Effective Self-Presentation
Basics of time management
Basics of stress management
  • Elective Block 2:
Achieving personal goals
Basics of Personal Branding
  • Elective Block 3:
Bridge Course Mathematics
The elective block " Mathematics Bridging Course" prepares students without pressure for the advanced courses in Financial Mathematics and Statistics in the following semesters.

Doyle, T/ Zakrajsek, T/ Loeb, J.H. (2013): The New Science of Learning: How Brain Research Is Revolutionizing the Way We Learn. Virginia: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Eagleman, D. (2017): The Brain. The Story of You. New York: Vintage.
Study Skills and Training, University of Oxford
The Yes Theory podcast by Headspace
Further reading and resources will be provided by instructors.
For English:
Authentic materials will be put together by the lecturer and made available and adapted to student needs.
Recommended reading and reference works:
Business Spotlight Magazine https://www.business-spotlight.de/
Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/
TED Talks www.ted.com
Presentation Guru https://www.presentation-guru.com/
Emmerson, P. (2009) Business Vocabulary Builder, Macmillan
Emmerson, P. (2010) Business Grammar Builder - Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate, Macmillan
Bailey, S. (2010). Academic Writing for International Students of Business
Murphy, R. (2012) English Grammar in Use with Answers: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English, (4/e), CUP
Hughes, J. (2008). Success with BEC: The new Business English Certificates course. Vantage [B2], Student's book (1. publ. ed.).

Moderated group work, lecture, discussion, individual exercises

Cumulative module examination
The module grade is calculated weighted by the ECTS credits of the individual courses (ILV - integrated lecture) of the module and results as follows:
ILV "Elements of Self-Management" - 2 ECTS
Assessment type: Continuous assessment
Assessment method/s: Portfolio, comprising a presentation and 3 written reflection papers or related exercises relative to modules components (courses) based on content covered and active participation. These will be awarded a participation grade if completed successfully.
Mathematics Bridging Course: Portfolio with 6 level tests - at least 4 (unscored) level tests must be taken to achieve the rating "successfully participated"