Economic Activities of Germany in the MENA Region

Module Title Economic Activities of Germany in the MENA Region
CompetencyExtracting success factors of German businesses in the MENA region
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Business Economic Aspects of RE1
lecture 2 2 written exam
Potentials of German Institutions and Companies for the MENA Region
lecture 2 2 written exam
Semester summer
Responsible Dahlhaus
Site Kassel
Lecturer(s) Wolf Muth, Wesly Urena Vargas
Marc Selig
Language English
Workload 60 hours course attendance
40 hours self-study
Credits 4
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) Business economic aspects of RE
After the successful participation in the course Business economic aspects of RE the students are able to:
  • understand the driving factors of energy costs and how energy pricing can influence supply and demand
  • read and assess cost-benefit-analyses.
b) Potentials of German Institutions and Companies for the MENA Region
After the successful participation in the course Potentials of German Institutions and Companies for the MENA Region the students are able to:
  • reflect key factors, methods and the necessary framework for a company to get into the market of a country.
Contents a) Business economic aspects of RE
  • Cost calculation for energy production and distribution
  • Cost development prognoses (national and international level)
  • Metering, meter reading, billing
  • Fee collection (in public sector, industry, and households)
  • Analysing feasibility studies in the energy sector:
    • elements
    • calculation methods
    • risk assessment
    • critical analysis
b) Potentials of German Institutions and Companies for the MENA Region
  • Presenting companies and institutions with their actual activities in the MENA region
  • Excursions to selected companies (e.g. CUBE, Viessmann, Enercon) with presentations about their engagement in the MENA region and visits of production lines
Media Black board and beamer.
Literature
  • F.E. Banks, Energy Economics: A Modern Introduction, Springer, 1st edition, 1999.
  • D.L. Cleland and R. Gareis, Global Project Management Handbook: Planning, Organizing and Controlling International Projects, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2nd edition, 2006.
1 RE stands for Renewable Energies.