The Program

THE TEACHING STAFF

The vast majority of modules will be taught by professors of the Goethe University Frankfurt, GERMANY or from other renowned universities in Germany. Exercise sessions will be held either by the professors themselves or German teaching assistants. Additionally, to ensure the teaching quality and support, students are also attended by VGU’s experienced Vietnamese teaching assistants. Experienced Vietnamese lecturers who earned their PhD abroad will also be appointed for fundamental subjects (Mathematics and Statistics). 

English language lessons are completely taught by native English teachers. 

THE BACHELOR PROGRAM

The course of study is marked by three phases. The first year is dedicated to general orientation. During this period, there are two defined educational goals: Firstly, students are to acquire the necessary methodological basics for their studies. Secondly, they are to gain a preliminary overview of the two majors of political economics and business administration. This is done to ensure that students are given ample opportunity to decide whether the chosen subject meets their expectations. On the other hand, they can only continue their studies if they achieve the required objectives of the orientation year in a maximum of three semesters.

The actual Bachelor examination is course-related, starting in the second year, which itself is dedicated to deepened studies of the central subjects of Finance and Accounting. It is marked by an internationally-established mandatory curriculum. The so-called basics are taught in the form of lectures, tutorials and practice courses.

  •            1st and 2nd Semester:
    The first two semesters will provide the students with general, quantitative and economic fundamentals. The mandatory program consists of 8 modules to be completed successfully within this year. The so-called orientation phase must be completed after three semesters. 

  •            3rd and 4th Semester:
    The so called qualifying phase can only be started if all modules from the orientation phase are completed. The qualifying phase consist of Economic and business administration basic courses from the international standard basic curriculum (mandatory) and of a selection of a professionally enabling area of specialization: Finance and Accounting
    , with modules focusing on finance, accounting and auditing.

    Through ongoing project works, students will acquire skills in teamwork, negotiations, presentation and are prepared for a dynamic working environment. 

  •            5th and 6th Semester:
    During the fifth semester, it is mandatory to attend a compact course. Successful participation in the compact course is prerequisite for the six-week preparation of the Bachelor thesis. The Bachelor exam is normally passed after six semesters; it is compulsory to pass it no later than at the end of the ninth semester.


    The sixth semester
    is packed with research projects, might contain an internship in companies and the bachelor’s thesis. The students will have to apply their hard and soft skills in a blended way to solve problems of real-world situations. In the thesis, students are expected to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in business topics to work as a financial advisor, accountant or junior manager.

    The following table gives a general overview of the modules offered in this program. All of these modules will be taught as block seminars of three or six weeks in duration.

The table of modules can be downloaded here.

The Example of a Course Structure can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • 1st YEAR - Foundation Year: Languages (English, German), Maths and Statistics, Mini Courses taught by academics and practitioners (Soft Skills, Introduction into Finance and Accounting), Bachelor meets Business Project (company visits)
  • 2nd YEAR - Orientation Phase: 8 Modules in Economics and Business Administration Fundamentals (basic courses)
  • 3rd YEAR  - Qualifying Phase: 4 Modules in Economics and Business Administration (International Standard Basic Curriculum) + 4 Modules in the Specialization of Finance and Accounting
  •  4th YEAR  - Research Phase: 8 Modules in the Specialization of Finance; Seminar; Bachelor Thesis (in the final semester)