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[ 973SIMDIBSS19 ] SE Interdisciplinary Business Project Strategic and International Management

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
8 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Regina Gattringer 4 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites SE Business Models and the Impact of Digitalization and Sustainability UND SE Strategic Management in dynamic and complex environments UND SE Global Strategic Management
Original study plan Master's programme Management 2022W
Objectives This seminar aims to:

  • Guide students to successfully solve practical problems in the field of strategic and international management - based on the analytical capabilities acquired during their studies.
  • Enable students to apply theoretical principles and methodological knowledge to practical problems.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this seminar, the students will be able to:

  • LO1: Outline and identify the state of research in a respective topic with sound literature review. [subject knowledge]
  • LO2: Analyse and discuss challenges in the field of strategic and international management. [subject knowledge]
  • LO3: Based on state-of-the-art knowledge perform insightful analysis, apply appropriate conceptual and analytical capabilities and develop appropriate problem-solving approaches. [cognitive/analytical]
  • LO4: Demonstrate the ability to combine self-study and effective group work to successfully develop solutions for practical problems in the field of strategic and international management. [intellectual/cognitive]
  • LO5: Actively take part in (online) interactive meetings to demonstrate research skills and methodological competencies. [intellectual/cognitive]
  • LO6: Develop the ability to cope with time pressure and criticism constructively. [transferable skills]
  • LO7: Apply interdisciplinary thinking and acting. [transferable skills]
  • LO8: Provide companies with a practical solution to their prevailing problems in the field of strategic and international management - that is derived from a conceptual foundation. Propose a solution that is workable and withstands reality. [transferable/practical skills]
  • LO9: Prove the ability to interact with corporate representatives on a professional level and to present and communicate the results on a proficient level. [professional/practical skills]
Subject
  • Students work on topics that are prevailing problems provided by voestalpine Steel Division (Linz), Fronius International GmbH (Wels), KEBA AG (Linz) and Greiner AG (Kremsmünster).
  • The seminar starts with an internal kick-off meeting to set out the seminar logic, present the topics and assign the groups.
  • The external kick-off meeting will be held with representatives from voestalpine Steel Division, Fronius International GmbH, KEBA AG and Greiner AG, who together with the academic instructors act as project advisors.
  • There are two progress presentations and regular feedback sessions aimed at supporting students in finding adequate problem solutions.
  • The seminar is concluded by a final presentation of the developed solutions in the presence of representatives from the management board of all companies.
Criteria for evaluation A minimum of 100 points can be achieved in the seminar. To pass the seminar students have to acquire at least 50 percent of the total points in each of the four following assessment categories:

1. Seminar paper (group effort) The written paper is worth a maximum of 60 points, with 30 points necessary for a passing grade.

Assessment of the conceptual part of the seminar paper: To what degree is there a sound literature review that reflects the state of the research in the respective topic? Assessment of the problem solution part of the seminar paper: To what degree is there a feasible solution for the partner companies building on the paper’s conceptual part?

2. Final presentation (group effort) The final presentation is worth a maximum of 20 points, with 10 points necessary for a passing grade.

3. Documentation of the seminar (group effort) The documentation of the seminar is worth a maximum of 10 points, with 5 points necessary for a passing grade.

During the semester each group has to document the seminar from its point of view on the basis of short video sequences. Each group defines what is considered to be relevant or interesting. At the end of the semester, each group has to develop a story board and produce a video. Based on the produced videos, the partner companies and the JKU institutes will decide how they can use the material for communication purposes.

Students will work in groups for the duration of the seminar and group effort, therefore, will be the main assessment pillar. However, individual contribution to the group effort will be assessed at the end of the seminar through a peer review. The lecturers will match the evaluation of a student group (peer review) with their evaluation of the group´s performance which might lead to an individual assessment of the seminar paper, the final presentation, and the documentation of the seminar.

4. Individual presentation performance During the seminar there are a number of presentations. All group members are expected to play an active role in all presentations. The individual presentation performance during the seminar is worth a maximum of 10 points, with 5 points necessary for a passing grade.

Methods The seminar is based on linking self-study and group work with inputs from both university and company advisors. While self-study and group work aim at developing real-world problem solutions based on a sound literature review, the project advisors’ task is to guide students through the problem-solving process in order to focus on the right track. In addition to self-directed learning, the teaching and learning methods include briefings, presentations, report discussions and additional mentoring jokers.

Additional mentoring Jokers: Students are privileged to utilize up to three “mentoring jokers” where specific questions or problems can be discussed with the lecturers.

Study material Turabian, K. (2007): A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. London: The University of Chicago Press. Relevant chapters: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15

Other materials can be retrieved from Moodle and/or will be announced in class.

Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority