"Business Programming" – Critical Factors from Zero to Portable GUI Programming in Four Hours

Rony G. Flatscher, Günter Müller

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


Teaching programming from scratch in a single semester such that in the end BA students become able to create GUI programs that run on Windows, MacOS, and Linux on their own appears to be impossible at first. However, over the course of twenty years such an endeavor has become successful at the WU Vienna, with 25,000 students one of the largest business administration Universities in Europe. The teaching load for the students is 200 hours (8 ECTS, European Credit Transfer System) of which 60 hours (4 hours per week, 15 weeks a semester) have to be attended in class. One critical success factor thereby is the programming language, another the goals that get defined for each installment of the syllabus, and finally, the pedagogical principles that have to be applied. This submission will give a bird eye’s view of these critical success factors such that they can be reasoned and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Business & Entrepreneurial Economics 2021 - Conference Proceedings
Editors Marko Kolaković, Tin Horvatinović, Ivan Turčić
Place of PublicationZagreb
Pages76 - 82
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102 not use (legacy)
  • 102015 Information systems
  • 102022 Software development
  • 502050 Business informatics
  • 102014 Information design
  • 503002 Applied education

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