853-0102-00L  Military Business Administration II - Case Examples

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersA. Mermoud
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

AbstractThe elective course Military Business Administration II builds on the mandatory course Military Business Administration I and adds to it. It deals with in-depth case studies from international security and economic policy with a special emphasis on the economic and practical relevance of these issues for the Swiss Armed Forces.
ObjectiveStudents who are intrinsically interested in business-related issues will be provided with a big picture that transcends the micro view of business administration. Students learn how to integrate security and resource-related issues into a global economic analysis and how to derive relevant consequences, particularly economic ones, for Switzerland.
ContentThe program of the course is organized into 14 units of 90 minutes each. The units combine the elements of lecture (where analytical concepts are taught) and application (where these concepts as applied). Additionally, guest lecturers will hold talks on selected issues.

The program focuses on an analysis of hybrid warfare against Switzerland. Three main Topics are highlighted:

- Cyber defense
- Security of critical infrastructures
- Security of supply
LiteratureThe Lecturer will distribute all necessary literature directly to the students by disseminating pdf files or citing links to online references.
Prerequisites / NoticeExam "Military Business Administration I" passed successfully or profound basic knowledge of business administration and economics. The course is open to external participants.