Master

Organizational Behavior (WiSe)


This course provides students with knowlege of theories on organizational behavior which will enhance their accuracy in explaining and predicting behavior in the workplace. The importance of a systematic study of organizational behavior is stressed by discussing and comparing empirical evidence on the phenomena and theories studied. The acquired knowledge will be applied to practical questions.

Content:

  • Attitudes and Job Satisfaction/ Job Performance
  • Moods, Emotions and the Foundations of Motivation
  • Motivational Theories
  • The importance of Personality, Individual Abilities and Values  Challenges of Individual Perceptions, Biases and Stereotypes
  • Foundations of Group Behavior and Work Teams
  • Team Composition, Diversity and Team process
  • Leadership I: Leader Power & Leader Traits
  • Leadership II: Leadership Behaviors, Contingency Theories and Leader-Member-Relation
  • Leadership III: Different Types of Leadership Styles
     

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: every second week

Examination Form: Exam

Literature:

  • Primary: Robbins, Stephen P., Judge, Timothy A. (2014). Organizational Behavior. Global 16th Edition, ISBN 10 129205655X or ISBN 13 9781292056555, Pearson Education
  • Secondary: Colquitt, Jason A., LePine, Jeffery A., Wesson, Michael J. (2016). Organizational Behavior. 5th Edition, ISBN 978-1-259-54509-2, McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Additional research articles

Human Resource Management (WiSe)


This course teaches how Human Resource policies, practices and systems influence employees’ behavior, attitudes and performance and how Human Resource Management can generate a competitive advantage for firms. To emphasize the relevance of evidence-based management, students will apply the theories and knowledge gained from empirical findings to practical issues and problems.

Content:

  •   The importance of Human Resource Management
  •   Best fit vs. best practice vs. HR configurations
  •   Resource based view & human capital management
  •   HR-Roles and the role of line managers
  •   AMO-framework
  •   Impact on Organizational Performance and Employee Well-being
  •   Job Analysis & Job Design
  •   HR Planning, Recruitment & Selection
  •   Performance Management
  •   Compensation & Rewards
  •   Training & Development
  •   Trends in HRM
     

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

Registration and Downloads: You will find all Information on  OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 3 SWS (2 SWS Lecture and 1 SWS Tutorial)

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Cycle: Lecture: weekly, Tutorial: every second week

Examination Form: Exam

Literature:

  • Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2017). Human Resource Management: Gaining A Competitive Advantage. Global 10th Edition. Mcgraw-Hill Education.
  • Additional research articles