Business Economics for Public Buyers

Trainer Profile


Bettina FUHRMANN

Lecturer
Public Procurement Excellence

Head of the Institute and full Professor Business Education
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Quote: „Per aspera ad astra.“ (Seneca)

Professional Background

Current Position:

  • Full professor of Business Education at WU (since 2016)
  • Head of the Institute for Business Education at WU (since 2016)
  • Head of the academic program “Social Skills” at WU (since 2011)

Career History:

  • Associate Professor at WU (2003-2016)
  • Member of the Austrian Council of Universities of Applied Sciences (2006-2012)
  • First vice-president of the Austrian chapter of the International Society for Business Education
  • Representing WU as an Affiliate Member of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE)
  • Managing director of an association for the cooperation of business and schools commissioned by the Austrian Economic Chamber and the Austrian Savings Banks Association (2000 – 2003)
  • Editor and co-author of the textbook “Social Competences in Management”, facultas, Vienna 2013 and a number of textbooks for business studies at Austrian business schools and colleges, Manz, Vienna

 

Educational Background

  • 1998–2003: Habilitation (Post-doctoral qualification) at WU
  • 1995–1998: Doctoral studies at WU
  • 1990 –1995: Degree program in Business Education at WU

 

 

 


Overall Objectives of the Module


After completing the module, the participants will be able to:

  • analyse material submitted by suppliers in order to evaluate their business performance and their ability to fulfil a contract.
  • analyse the information provided in a tender, especially business indicators found in suppliers‘ annual reports.
  • understand the business processes that are needed to fulfil a contract as participants will learn how to determine various resources (and their costs) caused by these processes.