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 theories and evidence regarding a variety of themes, including change management practices, resistance to change, and the role of upper and middle managers in the change process. The course will focus on theories of change management, practical insights into change management ideas, techniques and practices as well as challenges through class discussions, case studies, and exercises.

Content: Topics include for instance

  • Change Models and Theories
  • Resistance to Change & Change Readiness
  • Effective Change Management Practices
  • The Role of Organizational Culture
  • The Role of HR
  • The Role of Upper and Middle Management
  • The Role of Leadership
  • The Role of the Individual

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: weekly.

Examination Form: Individual open-question exam, Group Workshop/Project report.

Literature: Selected key articles will be introduced in class; students may be required to search and use additional articles.