Teaching

Courses

We offer an array of courses at all educational levels. Among these are in the fall of 2019 the following courses:


Bachelor Studies: HRM and Organizational Behavior (L & E – 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, power, and team processes; and culminating in the organizational level perspective on, for example, an organization’s climate, culture, change, and management practice.

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

 

Master Studies: Leadership (Lecture – 3 ECTS)

Students will learn about leadership and will work on developing their leadership potential. A large body of research findings points towards leaders’ characteristics as antecedents of individual, group, and organizational outcomes. This course will guide students over a century of leadership research and studies, with the aim to offer a leadership toolkit. We will use various theoretical perspectives on leadership and draw on original readings. The students will learn to think critically about leadership, the boundary conditions of leadership theories, and how to better influence others.

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

 

Doctoral Student: Contemporary Readings on Behavior in Organizations HS19 (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 

 

Theses

Theses information (PDF, 729 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