4677 Course III - Business Analysis Project
Ass.Prof. Dr. Otto Janschek, Lea Zwickl, MSc(WU),MA
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/11/19 to 02/17/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 02/26/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.004
Tuesday 03/05/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.004
Monday 03/11/19 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Extern
Tuesday 03/12/19 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM Extern
Tuesday 03/19/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.004
Tuesday 03/26/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.004
Tuesday 04/02/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.004
Tuesday 04/09/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.003

This class is project-based. Together with a selected partner firm, students will identify topics and trends of stategic importance to this firm and present them to its management.

Learning outcomes

After completing this class students will be able to:

  • conduct systematic literature reviews
  • critically read and make sense of research and popular scientific articles
  • structure complex business problems
  • design research projects
  • implement research projects

Apart from that, completing this course will contribute to students' abilities to:

  • be an effective, hard- and soft-skilled team member
  • work effectively in a team-based structure
  • give presentations on complex topics

    Attendance requirements

    Attendance: In order to successfully pass this course, your absence is limited to 20% of our appointments.

    Teaching/learning method(s)

    • Coachings
    • Group discussions
    • Group assignments
    • Individual assigments

    The course uses a problem based learning approach. This implies that students will need to develop solutions to complex questions on an individual and/or group level. To support this process, a mix of instruments will be used: Input lectures will provide basic concepts for the next steps, coaching sessions will provide early feedback and presentations and reports will demonstrate the ability of students to successfully structure problems and provide meaningful answers. Practitioner input will give students guidance and feedback on their progress.


      The course grading system is based on:

      • kick-off presentations, incl. peer review 20% 
      • mid-term and final presentations, incl. components of grading carried out by partnering company 60%
      • Participation 20%

      Grading scheme

      Sehr gut ≥87,5%

      Gut ≥75,0%

      Befriedigend ≥62,5%

      Genügend ≥50,0%

      Nicht genügend <50,0%

      Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists
      required: Grundkurs SBWL

      recommended: Financial Management, AMC III

      Availability of lecturer(s)

      Otto Janschek & Lea Zwickl

      contact hours: Dienstag ab 17 Uhr beim Dienstagsbier (IfU/Dienstagsbier)

      The kick-off event of our project will take place in Retz (lower Austria). Participation is compulsory! More information will follow in due course.
      Last edited: 2018-10-17