Courses

A variety of courses is offered in either English or in German. It is generally possible to achieve 30 ECTS by participating in German-language (30 ECTS in German-language courses) or in English-language courses (30 ECTS in English-language courses).

The following table shows a general overview for the teaching areas available for incoming MEST students. Moreover, based on individual agreements with the local MEST coordinator, MEST students may choose courses from other faculties (e.g., psychology, law) as well.

 

 

Subject areaChairLecturerer

Business Administration

(BWL)

Personnel economics

(Personalökonomik)
Prof. Dr. Goerke

Management, Organisation und Personal

(HRM and Organization studies
Prof. Dr. Muehlfeld

Management

(Management)
Prof. Dr. Semrau

Economics (VWL)

Social security and health systems

(Sozial- und Verteilungspolitik / Gesundheitsökonomik)
Prof. Dr. Lorenz

International economics

(Internationale Wirtschaftspolitik)
Prof. Dr. Matschke

Labour markets

(Arbeitsmarktökonomik)
Prof. Dr. Jirjahn

Sociology (Soziologie)

Economic sociology

(Wirtschaftssoziologie)
Prof. Dr. Maurer

Sociology of the welfare state

(Sozialpolitik)
Prof. Dr. Dallinger

Sociology of work and organizations

(Arbeit und Organisation)
Dr. Schulze (as representative)

 

 

Exact course titles are subject to change. For current information on the precise courses offered during a specific term, please refer to the online platform “PORTA”. PORTA is also the platform to sign up for courses. If you have any problems with registration for courses, please refer to the secretary’s office of each chair. For instance, if you want to sign up for a class of Professor Muehlfeld, you have to go to Inge Jansen (C421) who runs the secretary’s office of the Chair of Management, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management.

The following table gives an overview of the courses offered during the summer term.

Summerterm

The following tables gives an overview of the possible courses at Trier University.

 
Subject AreaCourse TitleProfessorLanguageECTS
Business Administration (BWL)

 

Theory/Research Seminar: International HRM and Comparative Industrial Relations AND

Case Study Seminar: International HRM and Comparative Industrial Relations

Two seminars which can either be followed both (for 10 ECTS) or individually (for 5 ECTS)

Prof. Dr. MuehlfeldEnglish10

 

European Labour Studies I: Topics in Personnel Economics AND

European Labour Studies II: Research seminar Personnel Economics

Two seminars which can either be followed both (for 10 ECTS) or individually (for 5 ECTS)

Prof. Dr. GoerkeEnglish

 

10

 

Research Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management AND

Case Study Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Two seminars which can either be followed both (for 10 ECTS) or individually (for 5 ECTS)

Prof. Dr. Block

English10
Economics (VWL)
 Ökonomik des WohlfahrtsstaatesProf. Dr. LorenzGerman10
 Economics of European Integration: European and World TradeProf. Dr. MatschkeEnglish10
Sociology (Soziologie)
 

Sozialpolitik und Ungleichheit

a)
Sozialpolitik und Ungleichheit I

b)
Sozialpolitik und Ungleichheit II

Two seminars which can either be followed both (for 10 ECTS) or individually (for 5 ECTS)

Prof. Dr. DallingerGerman10
 

Institutionen der Wirtschaft

a)
Institutionen der Wirtschaft I

b)
Institutionen der modernen Arbeitsgesellschaft

 

Prof. Dr. MaurerGerman10
Total credits available in GermanMax. 30
Total credits available in EnglishMax. 40

Teaching Period (excluding exams; teaching only): April 06 – July 18, 2020
Teaching Period (including regular exams; approx.): April 06 – August 12 (to be confirmed), 2020
(for exchange students, separate earlier exams may be arranged in order to accommodate their schedules)
Orientation program (not compulsory but recommended: mid-March – early April, 2020)

Please also note: In the past MEST students have also been able to participate in selected law courses in Trier on an ad hoc basis and have successfully completed, for example, the following courses: (1) Europäisches Arbeitsrecht, (2) Kollektives Arbeitsrecht (both courses in German, each course: 5 ECTS).