Teaching at the department is based on a fundamental socio-economic understanding, that analyses economic activities as embedded in space, environment and society. This is reflected in the application of various theories and methods of economic and social science for specific problem areas and the consideration of different explanatory approaches. The focus is on the (local) public sector and its interaction with natural space, society and other economic sectors. In the sense of research-led teaching, the range of courses can also be presented along the departments central areas of research:
The basics for economic analyses are taught in introductory courses on economics and business administration as well as on public sector economics (finance) and infrastructure economics and planning.
In addition, the teaching aims at imparting different evaluation methods for projects and investments with spatial impact ("Economic Methods of Project Evaluation", "Costs and Municipal Fiscal Effects of Construction Projects", "Systemic Evaluation and Simulation Models").
In addition, subject-specific software, model and information systems are introduced and tested ("Databases and Information Management", "E-Government and Public Sector Information Systems").
A traditional teaching focus is put on the real estate sector and its regulatory options for increasing social benefits.
Current topics are taken up on case-by-case basis in the individual semesters, especially in the form of project courses.
Each semester, we offer courses to accompany the writing of Bachelor and Master theses.
Overview of current and past courses