Written exam: end of the lecture period Presentation: During the lecture period Portfolio: During the lecture period
portfolio (group seminar paper and online test)
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.