SYLLABUS 2016/2017

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1. Functional business knowledge
Students will have functional knowledge in all relevant disciplines of business studies.
2. Intellectual capacities
Students will build up and develop capacities of analysis and synthesis, of critical reasoning and innovative thinking with regard to problem-solving and concrete application of decisions.
2.1 Demonstrate the capacity of analysing a situation, a process, an environment, and of identifying and integrating relevant information.
2.2 Coordinate and integrate knowledge from different fields and show proficiency in synthesizing complex data.
2.4 Show the capacity of critical thinking in elaborating an argumentation on concepts and projects.
3. Interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
Students will develop personal and interpersonal communication skills relevant for each discipline through a pedagogy encouraging project-oriented group work.
4. Cultural, international and ethical awareness
Students will show a good understanding of the contemporary world’s major issues and of organisations’ evolution in an environment of globalisation.
4.1 Demonstrate the capacity to analyse the economic, social cultural and political environment of a country or region.
5. Technological competence
Students will have a good command of methods and tools that are essential for a business career.
Lecture Seminar Other
 A critical assessment of EU governance 0,00  9,00  0,00 
Current affairs and debates
  - Hot topics and fundamental problems in the European Union
  - Definition and purpose of the EU
  - Assessment: Taking stock in 2012.
Reader of visionary texts 1943-1950: A new design for Europe.
An institutional revolution
  - Emergence and design on a new post-war Europe
  - Supranationalism vs. Intergovernmentalism
  - The Monnet method and its heritage
Reader : Historical overview 1950-2013
The decision-making process in the EU
  - The development of the EU institution since its inception
  - The role of main institutions
  - The making of European law
Reader on the decision-making process of the European Union.
A critical analysis of the current institutional framework
  - SWOT analysis of the major EU institutions. Technocratic tendencies. Is there a democractic definit in the European Union? Preparation of personal Excel datasheet with geographical, demographical, economic data.
 Markets, budgets, policies and lobbying 0,00  18,00  0,00 
Enlargement of the European Union
  - Phases of enlargement
  - Criteria for membership
  - Review of geopgraphical, economic and social issues related to EU membership
  - Levels of membership: Eurozone, Schengen, EU, EEA, Neighbourhood Programme.
  - Case study: Turkey
Completion of personal datasheet
The situation of Ukraine
The Single Market and Schengen
  - Discussion: Geopolitics: the Neighbourhood Agreement with Ukraine
  - The Single Market: from the ECSC to the 2011 Single Market Act
  - Intra-EU competition: an unfair playing field?
  - Case study: the abattoir industry: Germany vs Europe
EU External Trade
  - EU competition with the world: tariffs and regulations
  - Import and export barriers
  - The WTO and Trade Wars
  - Bilateral trade agreements: Canada, MERCOSUR, China and TTIP
  - Case study: EU meat production and TTIP negotiations with the USA
Lobbying in the European Union (Part 1)
  - Lobbying and lobbyists
  - Techniques and practices
  - Exercise: preparation of lobbying exercise for EU animal transport regulations
Lobbying in the European Union (Part 2) and Euroscepticism
  - Presentation of lobbying exercise in groups (EU animal transport regulations) (assessed)
  - Variations of popular support (Eurobarometer surveys).
  - Causes, origins, tendencies of Euroscepticism
  - Case study: UKIP
The Budget of the European Union
  - The budget of the European Union
  - Structure of revenues and expenditures
  - The EU budget's multiplier effect in business
  - Possible avenues for budget reforms
Major policies (1): the Common Agricultural Policy and its critics
  - Origin and development of the CAP
  - Intended and unintended effects
  - Criticisms and attempts at reform
  - Case study: Cameroon and chicken
Major policies (2): EU energy and environment policy (Part 1)
  - Sustainability: discourse and action in the European Union
  - Environment policy: between good intentions and economic compromise
  - A critical assessment of the 2020 strategy
  - Case study: geopolitics and EU gas supplies. Russia and Nabucco.
- Preparation of energy / environment research in groups.
EU energy and environment policy (Part 2) / The EU debt crisis (Part 1)
  - Group presentation energy data and policy
  - The US sub-primes crash
  - Breaking the Stability Pact and the new Six-Pack
  - The impact of the sovereign debt crisis
  - Actors and policy in the crisis: the Troika and IMF restructuring
The EU debt crisis (Part 2) / Discussion 'The EU in 2050'
  - Solutions: the existing EU austerity programme and possible alternatives
  - Case study: Greece
  - Discussion. The future of the euro and the European Union.
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  % of final grade Assessment type % Duration (hours)
 Final exam (FE)   
 Midterm exam (ME)   
 Continuous assessment (CA)