5488 SME - Course 5: Internationalization & Resources II - Risk Capital
Dr. Thomas Kaufmann-Lerchl
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/08/23 to 02/13/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/15/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 03/22/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM TC.3.10
Wednesday 03/29/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 04/12/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 05/10/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM TC.4.04
Wednesday 05/17/23 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM TC.4.04

The course focuses on the internationalization process in companies. Starting with direct investments, through its financing process, to modern management of international companies. This results in the following contents:

- Pre-reading during our first session to establish a common understanding of our course requirements
- Introduction, goals, definitions
- Foreign direct investments
- Traditional financing in an international environment
- Modern financing through innovative financing instruments
- Private Equity, Venture Capital
- Evaluation and comparison methods
- Traditional methods of managing international investment and investment abroad
- Value-oriented methods for managing international foreign investment and investments
- No Final exam, see below

Learning outcomes

Students will...
- have a fundamental understanding of financing companies in an international environment
- learn to apply modern instruments of managing international foreign investment
- know how to design instruments and processes in modern international companies
- improve their presentation skills


Attendance requirements

Based on our experience, presence in all course units significantly helps to achieve good grades, being present in the sessions is strongly recommended

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course combines various didactic approaches:

- Lectures at the "Wirtschaftsuniversität"
- Self-learning sessions
- Asynchronous distance learning sessions
- Synchronous distance learning sessions
- Student presentations
- Discussions


No final exam,

our assessment consists of the following elements, which are worked out by the students during the course under the supervision of the lecturer:

- 20% pre concept of your individual presentation incl literature & figures

- 60% individual presentation

- 20% Elaboration of (multiple choice) questions



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Availability of lecturer(s)

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Personal conversation by appointment


Last edited: 2023-01-13