Master

Change Management (former Leadership, Culture, and Change) (SoSe)


The aim of this course is to introduce students to the complex and intriguing field of change management theory and practice. Managing and responding to change has emerged as a crucial challenge for organizations and their members in today’s global economy. The requirement for organizational members to anticipate and react to change shapes organizational processes, culture, management and leadership styles, and employees’ experiences of work, career and identity. During the course, we will examine issues including change management, resistance to change, and the role of middle managers in the change process. The course will combine attention to theories of change management and to developing practical insights on change management ideas, techniques and practices as well as challenges through class discussions, case studies, and exercises.

Content:

Part I: Foundations of Change and Change Management

  • Change Models & Theories
  • Resistance to Change & Change Readiness
  • Effective Change Management Practices (Communication)


Part II - The Role of (HR) Management, Leadership, Culture, & the Individual

  • The Role of HR
  • The Role of Middle Managers
  • The Role of Leaders
  • The Role of Organizational Culture
  • The Role of the Individual


Part III - Specific Constellations of Change and Change Management

  • Non-Prototypical Leaders
     

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

                Christoph Daldrop M.Sc.

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

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 4 SWS (3 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: Individual open-question exam, Group Workshop/Project report

Literature: A set of core readings will be announced in class.

Research Seminar - Applied Research in Organizational Behavior A (SoSe)


In this interactive seminar, small student teams will investigate an empirical research question on the effects of leadership on well-being and health using an experimental approach. They will expand an existing research paradigm to derive their own research question and hypotheses. The seminar requires students to participate actively in the conceptualization and implementation of a scenario-based online-survey and a laboratory experiment as well as the analysis of the obtained data. The results will be presented and discussed in the last session and will be summarized in a written report by the student teams.

Content:

Topics of this course are:

  • Leadership effects on well-being and health
  • Different dimensions of employee well-being and health
  • Different leadership behaviors, such as charismatic, considerate, passive, and destructive leadership
  • Substitutes for leadership
  • Applied quantitative research methods in the social sciences 
    • research process
    • experimental research designs
    • quantitative methods for data analysis
       

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

                 Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

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

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 2 SWS

Dates and Location:
Introduction to the seminar: 5.4.2018, (18:00-20:00 h)
Seminar dates: 19.4.2018, 24.5.2018, 14.6.2018, 28.6.2018 (14:15-17:45 h)
For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Examination Form: Presentation, Report

Literature: In addition to a set of core readings that will be announced in class, student teams are required to use additional literature for their research work.

 

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

                  Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

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

Advanced 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:

  •  Part 1: Strategic HRM; Theories & Evidence
    • Introduction, Strategic HRM, Evidence-based HRM
    • Human capital perspective & Resource-based view
    • Universalistic perspective, Contingency perspective, Configurational perspective
    • HR Transformation, HR and Line Manager Roles
    • Impact on Organizational Performance and Employee Well-being, HR Delivery
  • Part 2 – Putting (S)HRM into Effect; HR Policies & Practices
    • Job Analysis & Job Design
    • HR Planning & Recruitment
    • Selection
    • Performance Management
    • Incentives
    • Training & Development
       

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

Research Seminar - Applied Research in Organizational Behavior B (WiSe)


In this interactive seminar, student teams will autonomously investigate an empirical research question in the field of organizational behavior following an experimental approach. They will expand an existing research paradigm to derive their own research questions and hypotheses. The seminar therefore requires students to actively participate in the conceptualization and implementation of a scenario-based online-survey and a laboratory experiment as well as the analysis of the obtained data. The results will be discussed and presented in the last session and will be summarized in a research essay by the student teams.

Content:

Topics of this course are:

  • Different dimensions of employee well-being & health
  • Different leadership behaviors, such as charismatic, passive, and destructive leadership
  • Substitutes for leadership
  • State-of-the-art empirical research methods in social sciences
    • research process
    • experimental research designs
    • classical test theory
    • quantitative methods for data analysis
       

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

              Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

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

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 2 SWS

Dates and Location:

Introduction to the seminar: 11.10.2018, (14:00 - 16:00 Uhr)
Seminar dates: 25.10.2018, 15.11.2018, 6.12.2018, 17.1.2019 (12:15 - 15:45)
For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Examination Form: Presentation, Report

Literature: In addition to a set of core readings that will be announced in class, student teams are required to use additional literature for their research work.