[ 986CABUCB1K19 ] KS CB1: Understanding organizations and leadership

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Barbara Müller 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS BC1: Induction-team development UND KS BC2: Foundations of management UND KS BC3: Foundational readings and academic writing
Original study plan Master's programme Leading Innovative Organizations 2021W
Objectives Understanding organizations, organizing, leading, and the leader-follower-relationship are aims of the course.
  • Participants understand the principles of organizations and of organizing; in particular to understand the interplay between individuals, groups, and organizations in order to explain motivation and behavior (the firm’s performance core)
  • Participants are able to analyze firms in regard to structures, processes, systems as well as the corporate values and social norms
  • Participants are able to analyze the individual’s personality, decision-making heuristics, and skills
  • Participants are able to understand group processes
  • Participants are able to understand the foundations of motivation and behavior
  • Participants are able to design a motivational environment by modifying structures, processes, systems, and group processes
  • Participants understand the leader’s identity and role and the interplay between leaders and followers
  • Participants are able to form groups and to govern group processes
Criteria for evaluation Attendance & Participation (20%); Pre-Readings (20%); Post-Module Assignment (60%)
Methods We combine theory presentations and case-study based teaching accompanied by reflections and discussions.
Language English
Study material Based on Robbins, Stephen P., and Timothy A. Judge. Organizational behavior. 2013; Yukl, Gary A. Leadership in organizations. Pearson Education India. 2013; and current papers.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Direct assignment