|Module label||Principles of Organisation|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)|
|Applicability of the module||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to: - explain and apply the approaches and instruments of organisational sciences; - demonstrate a familiarity with the basic assumptions, strategies, and core themes of organisational theories and are able to compare and reflect upon them; - know different forms of organisational design and are able to differentiate them; - know how to identify and predict issues and developments within operational and organisational structures and processes; - demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of organisational culture, can describe its characteristics and discuss different analytical techniques; - describe and analyse processes of organizational change, can point out their influences on strategy, organisational culture, operational and organisational structure, and estimate the relevance of change process initiation; - work cooperatively and self-dependant within teams and to present complex professional contents precisely and with profound arguments (if chosen to present a topic within the seminar). Furthermore, the students are able: • to locate a specific research question within the scientific discussion in this research area and to interlink, reflect and evaluate it accordingly • to press their point within the scientific discussion in this research area.
The module contents are arranged in the following way: - Basic concepts and conceptual demarcation - Objectives of an organisation - Dimensions in formal organisation - Organisational culture - Organisational structure - Operational structure and processes These basic principles of organisation are presented and discussed within the lectures. Current economic and business developments are included. Seminars and tutorials are offered to deepen the lecture presentations and to relate them to examples and cases.
Breisig, T. (2015), Betriebliche Organisation, 2nd edition, NWB, Herne. Kieser, A. / Walgenbach, P. (2010), Organisation, 6th edition, Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart. Further literature will be announced during the semester according to the particular lecture/seminar content.
|Language of instruction||German|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Type of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Previous knowledge||Einführung in die BWL (wir011)|
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Total module attendance time||56 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Written exam: end of the lecture period Presentation: During the lecture period Portfolio: During the lecture period
portfolio (group seminar paper and online test)