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Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Leadership, Change, Culture

Exam number: 3914

Semester: from 4th Semester (Schwerpunktbildung)

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: Grundlagenausbildung should be completed.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jana Costas

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Jana Costas

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 33,75 Std.; self-study: 146,25 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful written exam (120 min)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
In taking this course, students learn central concepts for understanding the internal dynamics of organizations in a critical manner. Moreover, they develop an appreciation of the relationship between the theory and practice of organizations.

Contents of the module:
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the subject area of organizational behaviour, which is concerned with how work is structured and the experience of work within organizations. To provide a framework to apprehend this breadth, the course focuses on the specific topics of leadership, change and culture that provide insights into the complex and conflictual nature of organizational life.

Teaching and learning methods:
Lecture, Exercise

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Grey, C. (2013): A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying organizations. 3rd ed. London: Sage.
Thompson, P. & McHugh, D. (2002): Work organisations: a critical introduction. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Wilson, F. (2014): Organizational behaviour and work: a critical introduction. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.