Syllabus

The MBA IMRE Programme is structured into four semesters. The graph below shows the structure of the program. All courses are grouped in so-called modules. The indication "Term" refers to the recommended semester for attending a specific lecture.  The indication "Credit Points" refers to the number of credit points which are awarded for a successful completion of each course and module.

The design of the curriculum intends to offer a sound mixture of modules dealing with general economics and business administration and more specialized topics of environmental & resource management. Additionally, students are imparted further competences such as sophisticated research abilities and the improvement of their German proficiency.

All lectures have to be completed by an exam. Students must pass each module, i.e. the grade must be at least 4.0 in total. In addition, students have to complete a Master Thesis consisting of the written thesis and the colloquium as the final assignment of the program.

Modules are divided as follows:
1. Compulsory Modules summing up 70 credit points.
2. Core Elective Modules that can be chosen from a specified range as per Modules Manual summing up 30 credit points.
3. Free elective modules that are to be chosen from the entire modules offered by TU Bergakademie Freiberg or a cooperating university summing up 20 credit points. A selction of recommendet free electives can be seen in the graph below.

Syllabus:

Module

Term

Credit Points

Compulsory Modules (70 Credit Points)

Introduction to Business Administration (BBA)

Introduction to Business Administration I

Cost Accounting & Controlling

1

3

Investment and Finance

2

3

Introduction to Business Administration II

 

 

Strategic Management

1

3

Marketing

2

3

Introduction to Economics (BECO)

Economic Theory: Macro-Economics

2

6

Economic Theory: Micro-Economics

1

6

Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability management (BESM)

Environmental Management and Policies

1

6

Corporate Sustainability and Risk Management

2

6

Introduction to International Law (BILA)

Aspects of the International Law of Resources & Environment 1

1

3

Key enabling Qualifications (15 Credit Points)

Methods of Analysis and Econometrics

1

6

IMRE Seminar

2

3

IMRE Project

3 (4 months)

6

Master Thesis (16 Credit Points)

Master Thesis IMRE including colloquium

4 (4 months)

16

Core Elective Modules (30 Credit Points) – there are 30 Credit Points to be accomplished from the following list:

Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior (HRMOB)

2

3

Aspects of the International Law of Resources & Environment 2

2

3

Material Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment

2

6

International Development and Resources

2

6

Information Management

3

6

Operations Management

3

6

Climate Change Economics

4

6

Project Management

3

3

Free Elective Modules (20 Credit Points) – there are 20 Credit Points to be achieved from the entire offer of TU Bergakademie Freiberg or a partner university. A selection of recommended modules can be seen below. Students who do not have German Language as mother tongue must achieve

8 Credit Points from German Language Courses.

Deutsch A1/ 1. Semester

1

4

Deutsch A2/ 1. Semester

1

4

Business Communication

1

6

Deutsch B1/ 1.Semester

1

4

Principles of Environmental Management

1

3

History of the Environment

2

3

Deutsch B2/ 2. Semester

2

4

Strategies of the Resource Industry

2

3

Deutsch A1/ 2. Semester

2

4

Deutsch B2/ 1. Semester

2

4

Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights

2

6

Deutsch A2/ 2. Semester

2

4

Sustainability Management

2

3

Ore Deposits & Economic Geology

2

3

Deutsch B1/ 2. Semester

2

4

Scenario Planning and Executive Dialogues

2

6

Environmental Technology Corporations

3

3

International Business and Management

3

6

Commodity Exchanges for the International Energy and Natural Resources Industries

3

3

Applied Environmental Management

3

6

Applied Geophysics

3

4

Cases & Strategies in Environmental Management

3

3

Ecosystems

3

4

Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

3

3

Resource Management

3

6

Introduction to Mining

3

3

Multicultural Communication, Language and Rhetoric

3

6

Environmental Impact Studies

4

3

Materials Science

4

3

Decision Support Systems

4

6

Plant Economics and Technology

4

6

Supply Chain Management

4

6

Oil, Gas & Coal

4

3

Organizational Communication

4

6

Resources Economics and Strategies of the Resource Industry

4

6