Basic orientation of the teaching profile
The courses of the subject area are an integral part of the "Foundation Phase" of the bachelor programs of Zeppelin University, and thus are a focus in the education of ZU´s students.
Demand and professional areas
The education meets a growing need for executives who are trained in a modern and multidisciplinary way for positions in the public sector and for whom there are professional chances not only in state and communal administration or in the political work of parties and associations, but also a wide range of positions in the area of inter- and supranational organizations, in the public economy, in the non-profit sector, as well as in corporations and especially the growing consulting industry.
The courses of this subject area impart the theoretical and methodical knowledge, as well as application-oriented procedures required for these professional areas, as well as for further academic work. In addition to subject-specific competences (factual knowledge), students gain general analytical and methodical competences to promote their skills in reflection and understanding. The discursive character of the seminars, as well as teamwork, presentations, and student research papers, are also meant to promote the students´ social and communicative skills.
Theory and practice
The bridge between a theoretical basis and its practical application is a guiding principle of the teaching program. The courses are therefore closely linked to the ongoing research projects of the subject area, and oriented towards the current national and international state of research. At the same time, guest talks, study trips, internships, and student projects promote the intensive practical orientation.
Courses offered in English
The courses of the subject area are regularly also offered in English.