[ 973ISICGSMK22 ] SE (*)Gender Studies for Management

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4 ECTS M1 - Master 1. Jahr Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung Doris Weichselbaumer 2 SSt Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Anmeldevoraussetzungen (*)Zulassung zum Masterstudium
Quellcurriculum Masterstudium Management 2023W
Ziele (*)This course aims to:

  • Equip students with the knowledge about different theories, which explain gender dynamics in the labor market and within organizations.
  • Give students an overview of the newest empirical findings within the field
  • Enable students to identify the importance of gender studies in business practice.
  • Provide students with a foundation of core theoretical concepts and the tools to apply them in business situations.
  • Enable students with tools to identify and reduce gender barriers in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

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

  • LO1: Discuss and evaluate the core theories regarding Gender Studies in management. [cognitive/analytical]
  • LO2: Connect and apply the principles of gender equitable business practice. [professional/practical skills]
  • LO3: Use appropriate qualitative or quantitative decision-making techniques to identify potential discrimination, gender stereotypes and biases within businesses. [cognitive/analytical]
  • LO4: Apply acquired tools necessary to develop and implement gender neutral policies in management practice. [professional/practical skills]
  • LO5: Critically assess empirical findings in the literature
  • LO6: Apply the content of the course on ERS related issues
Lehrinhalte (*)The course will introduce students to the most important topics regarding Gender, Management & Diversity. The course further aims at exposing students to the newest scientific literature in the field. Through critical engagement with the literature and in line with the ERS pillar of the program the students will learn about the consequences of gender inequality in management/business and learn about tools and strategies to mitigate those.

Indicative content:

  • Theories on gender in organizations and management
  • Empirical evidence on the role of gender in management
  • Implicit biases
  • Gender roles and management
  • Glass ceilings
  • Diversity Management
Beurteilungskriterien (*)The course is based on formative assessment, as this reflects the step-by-step approach to move from intellectual/cognitive skills to application. Therefore 60% of the assessment will be derived from students’ fulfilling assignments either in preparation and reflection of individual sessions or within the sessions themselves (e.g. reading assignments, in-class presentations etc). General feedback will be given by lecturers and peer-feedback will be used for individual performance.

A total of 100 points can be achieved in this cours.

Students can get a maximum of 20 points per session for two to three small tasks to completed either in preparation or during the session (60 points in total). The remaining up to 40 points will be rewarded for final papers, which will receive individual feedback by the respective lecturer. If students miss a session they will be given the possibility to compensate through fulfilling individual written assignments.

Synchronization of learning outcomes and assessments:

  • LO1: Final Paper / Group work / Course participation assessment (mainly session 1)
  • LO2: Group and individual tasks / Course participation assessment (mainly session 2 and 3)
  • LO3: Group and individual tasks / Course participation assessment (mainly sessions 2 and 3)
  • LO4: Final Papers / Group and individual tasks / Course participation assessment (mainly session 3)
  • LO5: Final Papers / Course participation assessment (all sessions)
  • LO6: Final Papers / Course participation assessment (mainly sessions 2 and 3)

Please note: Final papers offer students the possibility to choose one of the topics of the course for individual work.

Lehrmethoden (*)The course is composed of three interactive full-day sessions (in-person) plus an introductory and an evaluation meeting (online) at the beginning and the end of the semester.

Methods of teaching and learning include:

  • reading assignments (including reading/writing exercises) in preparation for each session
  • inputs by lecturers
  • guided discussions and reflection (individual, group-work, plenum), i.e. fishbowl discussions, group puzzle, case work etc.
  • self-directed studying by students (i.e. preparation of case studies for application of acquired tools)
  • in-class presentations
  • writing assignment (final paper). For each session a question or exercise will be provided – students can either choose one of those or elaborate on a comparable topic after prior consultation with the lecturer for their final paper.
Abhaltungssprache Englisch
Literatur (*)The relevant materials can be retrieved from Moodle and/or will be announced in class.
Lehrinhalte wechselnd? Nein
Sonstige Informationen (*)For quality assurance and improvement purposes, please participate in all JKU course evaluations and surveys!
Äquivalenzen (*)977PADTFECK21 KS Feminist Economics, 4 ECTS
Teilungsziffer 25
Zuteilungsverfahren Zuteilung nach Vorrangzahl