Teaching

Courses

We offer an array of courses at all educational levels. Among these are in the spring of 2021 the following courses:

 

Bachelor Studies: Emotions and Moods in Organizations (Seminar – 3 ECTS)

Students will discover the important role of emotions and moods in organizations. We will begin with a definition of emotions, moods and related psychological constructs, and then explore why emotions and moods matter for organizational outcomes. We study individual emotions, as well as shared emotions at the group-level and at the organizational level. We conclude with an application of our knowledge to envision how the workplace of the future could look like.

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

Bachelor Studies: Leadership in the Future of Work (Seminar – 6 ECTS)

From large corporations to governments, from international organizations to renowned academic institutions – everyone wants to know what the future of work will bring. And not few claim that they already do. But which forecasts and predictions really hold? How can we distinguish substance from noise? Which topics really matter? Who is in charge? And what actions can or should we take in our own lives to create the version of the future that we actually want?

This course offers a three-week virtual journey for students from around the world that allows them to explore the Future of Work from a range of different angles and perspectives, while reflecting on their own role as current and future leaders. With a mix of instruction and hands-on exercises, students will discover ways to better understand, prepare for, and ultimately shape the future of work.

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

 

Bachelor Studies: Betriebswirtschaftslehre II (Business Administration II)

Die Studierenden erhalten eine Einführung in das Strategische Management, das Human Resource Manage- ment und in die Organisationstheorie. Am Ende der Veranstaltung sollen die Teilnehmenden die grundlegen- den Konzepte und Theorien dieser drei Gebiete kennen und verstehen, so dass sie in ihrem weiteren Studium als bekannt vorausgesetzt werden können. Die Studierenden sollen die erlernten Konzepte und Theorien in einen entsprechenden theoretischen oder praktischen Kontext transferieren können.

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

 

Master Studies: The Scientific Process of Leadership Research 
(Seminar – 6 ECTS)

The primary purpose of this course is for students to learn how to do research on leadership and, more broadly, human behavior in organizations. Students will learn and discuss how research on leadership is produced and receive hands-on experience in the research process. This course will engage students in all the stages of research and prepare students to comprehend and work with leadership research and to allow them to produce such research themselves. This knowledge is valuable across multiple domains of life, for example, for writing a master thesis at university, for understanding and interpreting research throughout life, for producing a trend report or an internal HR/talent development analysis in organizations, or for crafting a strategy for leading a start-up. The class involves two major activities: First, we will train students in academic writing. We will discuss how to write a compelling introduction, a literature review, and a discussion section. Second, we will train students in the inner workings of quantitative data analysis, from thinking about study design to analyzing and interpreting regression analyses. To successfully pass the class, students will be required to write a full manuscript that will be developed throughout the whole semester.

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

 

Doctoral Student: Contemporary Readings on Behavior in Organizations FS21 (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 

 

Theses

Theses information (PDF, 739 KB)

Doing a Bachelor or Master Thesis at the Chair of Human Resources and Leadership.

 

 

If you wish to do your thesis with us, please contact Dr. Nicolas Bastardoz at nicolas.bastardoz@business.uzh.ch