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Department of Business Administration Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership

Teaching

Courses

We offer an array of courses at all educational levels. Among these are in the fall 2024 the following courses:

 

Bachelor Students: HRM and Organizational Behavior (Lecture – 6 ECTS)

Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organizational behavior (OB) concern the study of individuals and groups within an organizational context, and the study of internal processes and practices as they affect individuals and groups. The course gradually broadens the level of perspective, starting out with an individual level perspective on, for example, perceptions, personality, attitudes, motivation, and emotions; proceeding to a dyadic and group level perspective on, for example, leadership, and team processes; and culminating in the organizational level perspective on, for example, an organization’s climate, culture, and management practice.

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog

 

Master Students: Leadership (Lecture – 3 ECTS)

Students will learn about leadership and develop their own potential as leaders. This course guides students through over a century of leadership research, highlighting various theoretical perspectives of leadership as well as trends within the leadership literature. Students will learn to think critically about the history of leadership research and its future.

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog

 

Doctoral Students: Contemporary Readings on Behavior in Organizations (Seminar – 3 ECTS)

Participants will read, review, and discuss working papers to improve their ability to critically and constructively engage in the scientific writing process. The working papers can range from a first rough draft to papers at an advanced stage in the revise+resubmit process. The working papers will come from the participants, auditors and guests of the seminar themselves, and so students are encouraged to contribute a working paper of their own to our reading list. The seminar relies exclusively on the written word for input – there are no presentations. Thus, participants will read and review papers, and are expected to base their discussions solely on what they have read. The author of the paper is in the role of the listener and has the chance to benefit from the feedback. The purpose of this seminar is not to find all the problems in a working paper, but instead to develop ideas on how the problems could be fixed and the paper be improved as a whole to heighten its chances in the publication process.

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog

 

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In the current spring 2024 semester, we offer the following courses:

 

Bachelor Students: The role of technology in shaping a people-centric future of work (Seminar – 3 ECTS)

In this seminar, students explore how technology will impact and shape humans in the future of work. Designed for students eager to understand the evolving landscape of work psychology, this thought-provoking seminar delves into the transformations that advancements in technology will bring to people, leadership, and organizational behavior.
The seminar aims to provide students with comprehensive insights into the interplay between technology and humans, exploring its potential impact on employee well-being, productivity, and creativity. We will engage with topics such as Remote Work, Upskilling, Ethics, Diversity, and Human-Machine Collaboration and consider these in conjunction with the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Mixed Reality, to name a few.
Students will work in small groups and take on the role of social scientists, exploring the pros and cons of specific technological innovations and their impact on humans and HR practices. Students will be tasked to write a paper delving into a topic of their choice, present an article they read on said topic, and participate in a debate with fellow students for or against a certain technological solution.

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog

 

Master Students: Leadership Research (Seminar – 3 ECTS)

Students will learn about how leadership research is produced. Students will receive hands-on experience in the research process and learn a mix of content, learning about the current leadership research landscape and how to conduct cutting-edge, rigorous leadership research. We begin by surveying topic areas in leadership research and identifying design and methodological issues. Then, we will focus our attention on designing rigorous research to answer the leadership questions of today (and tomorrow). In addition to practice with design and analytic techniques, students will also develop their academic writing skills in preparation for a Master thesis or other research-related writing.

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog

 

Doctoral Students: Contemporary Readings on Behavior in Organizations (Seminar – 3 ECTS)

Participants will read, review, and discuss working papers and in-press papers to improve their ability to critically and constructively engage in the scientific writing process. Participants are invited to contribute a paper of their own to our reading list. 

Further information can be found in the University’s course catalog.
Course catalog