The final score for this course depends in equal parts on three partial scores for:
1) Preparation of the case material for class discussion: The quality of the preparation will be measured through multiple choice quizzes that are administered at the beginning of each session.
2) Participation in class discussion: Class attendance is mandatory. This is a so called “Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung”. Quantity and quality of the contribution are recorded and evaluated by the course director.
3) Final exam: This is an in-class, written exam and consists of the analysis of a case similar to the cases that have been discussed in class during the course.
To receive a passing grade, the final score must be at least 50% of the maximally attainable score.
Note that this applies only to the first of the three evaluation criteria mentioned above. The material that will be tested is contained in the cases assigned for this course. The other two evaluation criteria are based on skills acquired during the course.
There are five required case studies. These cases are copyrighted material, and the case publishers expect to be paid for their use. Therefore, each course participant must purchase his or her copy of the case set. In addition, there is a recommended textbook. The acquisition of this book is not mandatory. For details please consult the syllabus.