Codeshare Teaching and Learning Summer School 2022 - Academic Programme

Find out more information about the academic courses offered in the international digital "Codeshare Teaching and Learning Summer School 2022" from August 01 until August 19, 2022.

The courses in this Summer School are following four main paths: "Technology and Digitisation in Business", "Special Topics in Global Finance", "Sustainable and Ethical Business Practices" and "Innovative Business Practices".

On this website, you find detailed information about each of the course's content, course dates, teaching methods and format, and prerequisites for participation and requirements for successful completion.

Please be aware that you can only register for one course per week. Each course will consist of everyday obligatory online sessions and additional course work such as video lectures, short assignments, group work, etc.

You can choose a maximum of three courses in one or different paths.

Offered courses in "Technology and Digitisation in Business"

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Prof. Dr. Ralf Meyer

Course dates

August 01 – August 5, 15:00 – 18:00 (CEST)*

Course content

The course exposes students to Crypto Assets, Digital Currencies, and Tokenization incl. Bitcoin and the related financial market characteristics. We will address important questions about Bitcoin, such as:

  • How do Crypto Assets work?
  • What makes Bitcoin, in particular, stand out?
  • What determines the price of Bitcoins?
  • Can Cryptocurrencies be regulated?
  • What is the difference between Crypto Currencies and Digital Currencies issued by central banks?
  • How can financial institutions and other companies benefit from the Bitcoin “Rush”
  • What might the future hold?

After this course, students know everything they need to be able to separate fact from fiction when reading claims about Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. They have the conceptual foundations to assess the market potential of Crypto Assets and gain a solid understanding of current and future market developments.

Teaching Format

Online Sessions and Video Lectures

Teaching methods

Video Lectures, Case Studies, Class Discussions, Simulations, Group Assignments, Assigned Readings, and Group projects.

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 40 participants

Prerequisites for participation

Basic knowledge of Finance and good English language skills.

Requirements for successful completion

Active participation, one group project, and final exam.

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Dr.-Ing. Sidra Naveed

Course dates

August 08 - August 12, 12:00 – 15:00 (CEST)*

Course content

Day 1: Introduction to consumer analytics, Consumer Decision Making and Psychology, Introduction to Decision Support Systems

Day 2: Introduction to recommender systems, Recommender Systems (RS) Techniques and Methods, Hands-on experience with the RS algorithms

Day 3: Introduction to Data Science, Machine Learning Methods, Data Science techniques and tools, Hand-on experience with tools

Day 4: Empathy Building- Primary steps of user-centred design and understanding of the user, Ideation, and sketching including defining a point of view (POV), framing the problem, ideation, creativity techniques, sketching and scenario-based design

Day 5: Video prototyping, evaluation, and presentation.

Teaching format

Online sessions.

Teaching methods

Synchronous, teamwork, case studies, brainstorming sessions.

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 20 participants

Prerequisites for participation

Interest in data science and learning new techniques and technologies.

Requirements for successful completion

Attendance of all lectures, completion of the video prototyping, final presentation

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Jana Kohl

Course dates

August 15 - August 19, 10:30 – 14:00 (CEST)*

Course content

Topics discussed in the course:

  • Specifics of digital communication and cooperation/virtual collaboration
  • Pros and cons of digital and face2face communication
  • How do I give a lively online presentation?
  • Collaborative work in virtual cooperation
  • Simulation of a digital conference/meeting with subsequent evaluation

At the end of this interactive course in workshop style students:

  • Are aware of the specifics of intercultural, virtual communication
  • Have tools to moderate, present and organize virtual cooperation

Teaching Format

Workshop, interactive online sessions

Teaching methods

Interactive learning modules, group work, discussions and simulations

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 20 participants

Prerequisites for participation

Good English language skills. Basic technical equipment.

Willingness to actively participate in course sessions and simulations with an activated camera.

Requirements for successful completion

Regular and active participation in online course sessions and simulations, presentations and short assignments.

Offered courses in “Special Topics in Global Finance”

Offered by

Shenzhen Technology University; Regina Fang-Ying Lin

Course dates

August 8 – August 12, 12:00 – 15:00 (CEST)*

Course content

This module will provide broad coverage of real estate economics. Topics will include:

(1)          Two classical analytical frameworks of the real estate market;

(2)          Some case studies: USA, UK, Japan and German real estate markets;

(3)          Real estate cycles: the contribution and threat.

Teaching format

Synchronous online sessions

Teaching methods

case studies, teamwork, lecture

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 24 students

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Pre-course work

Read one paper: Duca et al. What Drives House Price Cycles: International Experience and Policy Issues. Journal of Economic Literature, 2021, 59(3): 773-864. (The paper will be provided)

Watch a movie (Name: The big short), if possible.

Requirements for successful completion

Understand the real estate markets, such as their major attributes, key players, specialized knowledge of the characteristics of the real estate market, analytical skills, and a practical understanding of industry practice; 

Illustrate how macroeconomics influences the real estate markets;

Describe the common development process of real estate property.

Grade:

(1)          Participation the course (20%);

(2)          Personal assignment (10%) and essay (20%);

(3)          Teamwork: term paper (30%) and final presentation(20%).

Offered by

Shenzhen Technology University; Hua Wang

Course dates

August 15 - August 19, 13:30 - 16:30 (CEST)*

Course content

The introduction of international capital markets, market development, and related financial products.

Teaching format

Synchronous online sessions

Teaching methods

teamwork, case studies

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 45 students

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Requirements for successful completion

Fully attend the courses and complete assignments

Offered courses in "Sustainable and Ethical Business Practices"

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Prof. Dr. Ralf Meyer

Course dates

August 08 - August 12, 14:00 – 17:00 (CEST)*

Course content

This course will provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to manage investments that target social impact. In this context, students will assess and further develop their altruistic contributions to society and the environment. The course will educate, equip and empower students to give in a way that matters more by applying a rigorous strategical and analytical process to the social contributions that they are passionate about.

Furthermore, students learn how to transfer this process to an organizational context which enables them to become philanthropic leaders.

Teaching Format

Online Sessions and Video Lectures.

Teaching methods

Video Lectures, Case Studies, Class Discussions, Individual Assignments, Assigned Readings and Group projects.

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 40 participants

Prerequisites for participation

Basic knowledge of Finance and good English language skills.

Requirements for successful completion

Active participation, one group project and submission of one essay.

Offered by

Coastal Carolina University; Yoav Wachsman

Course dates

August 15 - August 19, 15:00 – 17:00 (CEST)*

Course content

Students will learn how and why we can shift from fossil fuels to sustainable energy and the obstacles we face.

Teaching format

Synchronous online sessions

Teaching methods

teamwork, team presentations

Target group

Bachelor students

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Requirements for successful completion

Team reports & presentations about an environmental issue in their country.

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Kerstin Schickendanz (MBA) and Joyce Treptow

Course dates

August 15 – August 19, 10:00 – 13:00 (CEST)*

Course content

The emergence of new social, environmental and demographic challenges, which are of a complex multidisciplinary character, has driven society's consciousness of the issue of social innovation worldwide. Social innovation is the creation and implementation of a novel concept or idea that benefits society through community, business, institutional and/or behavioural change.

This module will guide you in understanding how processes of social innovation work and how to develop yourself to play a role within them. You will learn how social innovation processes are used to address critical societal challenges. Social innovations have a significant role in overcoming and resolving these problems and challenges. International student teams collaborate and apply their education and expertise to address current global social challenges in this course.

Whether you want to change the world or help make your neighbourhood a better place to live, this module will help you achieve your desire to make a difference. You will learn how to develop creative context-relevant innovations to address different sectors, such as employment, gender, poverty and the environment.

Teaching Format

Synchronous online sessions

Teaching methods

Lectures, teamwork

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 35 participants

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Pre-course work

It will be announced in due time

Requirements for successful completion

Present group work and write a short self-reflection (max. 2 pages)

Offered courses in "Innovative Business Practices"

Offered by

Shenzhen Technology University; Dr. Liu Gang

Course dates

August 01 - August 05,

Time

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (GMT+08:00) Beijing time, China

Course content

Key concepts in supply chain management; demand forecasting; inventory management in the supply chain; transportation management; supply chain network design; sales and operation management; collaboration management; sourcing management; pricing and revenue management; green supply chain and sustainability; information technology for the supply chain.

Teaching format

Mainly synchronous, and partially asynchronous, including online lectures, case studies, and teamwork

Teaching methods

Online lectures plus student-centred activities, such as in-class exercises, discussions, and presentations.

Target group

Bachelor students – min. 24, max. 48 students

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Requirements for successful completion

Each group of students needs to present a supply chain management case study at the end of the course.

Offered by

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg & University of Cape Coast; Prof. Daniel Agyapong and Oghenekome Umuerri

Course dates

August 08 - August 12, 15:00 – 18:00 (CEST)*

Course content

The workshop will expose and introduce participants to the practical implementation of human-centred design and the different stages of the design thinking process.

Teaching format

Synchronous online sessions

Teaching methods

group work, student-centred, project-based

Target group

Bachelor students – max. 15 students

Prerequisites for participation

None.

Pre-course work

Might be announced in due time.

Requirements for successful completion

Active participation, pitch in a design challenge

Offered by

Hochschule Koblenz RheinAhrCampus; Andreas Faulstich

Course dates

August 15 - August 19, 15: 00 – 18:00 (CEST)*

Course content

  • Strategic planning of international projects and activities in academic contexts  (short-term/long-term; student exchange or internship; thesis projects in other countries and cultures)
  • Effective job search methods in different regional and cultural environments (CV/resume writing; anti-discrimination policies in the HR sector; the role of social platforms and internship/job search engines in international career development)
  • Interview practices and simulated job interviews
  • Selected assessment centre tasks
  • Culture at work (hierarchies; written and unwritten rules of conduct; formal and informal communication styles)

After completing this course, students:

  • know about job search methods in selected countries and cultural environments
  • can write convincing letters of motivation, CVs and resumes
  • are familiar with typical interview questions and can answer them in English
  • are familiar with selected assessment centre tasks
  • are aware of some cultural differences they need to expect and know some strategies for successful integration in an international work environment.

Teaching format

Online sessions, group assignments and projects, blog discussions.

Teaching methods

Interactive blended learning class with synchronous and asynchronous study phases (to cater to different educational needs and time zones); individual coaching on demand (in addition to group sessions).

Target group

Bachelor students - max. 20 per participating country

Prerequisites for participation

English language skills (CEFR Level B2 or higher).

Requirements for successful completion

Active participation in five class sessions and the group project + submission of written documentation as described in class and via an online platform.

* Course times might be subject to change

Registration for the virtual Codeshare Teaching and Learning Summer School 2022

The online registration has ended on July 1, 2022.

Thank you for all your registrations. We will send out course confirmations shortly with further information.

 

For further questions please feel free to contact the Codeshare Teaching and Learning Project Team at codeshare.project@h-brs.de!