Module no./code, Module name
Module 9 / ILS, International Leadership
Type of module
Language(s) of instruction
Language(s) of examination
Courses of the module
|Name||Course type||Credit hours||Links|
|9-01: Organizational Development and Leadership||Seminaristischer Unterricht||2 Credit hours||n/a|
|9-02: Business Ethics||Seminaristischer Unterricht||1 Credit hours||n/a|
Prof. Dr. Arnd Gottschalk
- Prof. Dr. Arnd Gottschalk
Teaching and learning formats
Tuition in seminars (onsite or digital/virtual)
This module focusses the behavioural dimension of management. This includes the different levels of leading individuals, teams and whole organizations. Moreover, the students will reflecting on the leadership role of managers and on ethical aspects of management.
Particular conditions for admission (to exam)
other exam (soP): Presentation (C), Paper (F) or Portfolio (G)
Decision and Announcement at the beginning of the semester.
The lectures are weighted by their SWS to derive the module grade.
Condition for award of ECTS credits
- sonstige Prüfung (Präsentation)
- sonstige Prüfung (Dokumentation)
- sonstige Prüfung (Portfolio)
Weighting factor of module grade
Organizational Development and Leadership
- Introduction into the nature for organizational development and leadership.
- Managerial traits and skills.
- The nature of managerial work and the process of management.
- Perspectives of effective leadership behaviour.
- Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
- Change management fundamentals.
- Leading strategic business change.
- Dealing with resistance during business change.
- Effective communication during business change.
- Strategic Leadership by executives
- Ethics, values, morals & standards: functions and impact in companies & organizations
- Worldview analysis: philosophical and intercultural principles of specific moral concepts and value systems
- Behavioral economics: key biases and heuristics in decision-making, and their effects on organizational processes
- The concepts of trust and conscience as pre-condition for efficient markets; homo oeconomicus vs homo sapiens
- Compliance and Key habits: Implementing assurance systems, instilling organizational values, and building a decision culture
- Multirational management: professional handling of contradictions and dilemmas within companies and organizations
- Value orientation as normative ethics: utilization of values and argumentation with values in corporate management and intercultural contexts
- The concepts of organizational responsibility and sustainability
- Corporate Social Responsibility: Historic legal framework, key concepts incl. sustainability, and implementation methods
After successfully completing this module, the students …
- are familiar with both theory and practice of organizational development and leadership
- have insights into current theories of organizational development and leadership
- are able to describe managerial tasks in the respective subjects
- are aware of the challenges of human decision-making in organizations
- can describe the key moral concepts
- understand the organizational aspects of responsibility and accountability
- know the key concepts of compliance systems and other assurance methods.
- know the different definitions of leadership and the different leadership models
- can explain the controversity about differences between leadership and management
- know which aspects of leadership have been studied the most during the past decades
- understand the interplay of values, norms, and biases
- are able to identify their natural leadership style within the range of leadership styles
- are able to apply different leadership styles in complex organizational situations
- are able to indicate ways in which organisational performance can be improved through better understanding of employee empowerment and effective management of people
- can assess group and individual behaviour by using multiple perspectives
- can make a personal plan to improve their leadership performance
- are able to apply responsibility methods to solve organizational dilemmas
- are able to apply assurance methods
- can develop normative, context-based and value-based management systems.
Literature and other material
Organizational Development and Leadership
- Balogun: Exploring Strategic Change (latest edition).
- Bass, B.M./Bass, R.: The Bass Handbook of Leadership - Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications (latest edition).
- Goffee, R./Jones, G.: Why Should Anyone Be Led by YOU? - What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader (latest edition).
- Harvard Business Review: 10 must reads on Change Management (latest edition).
- Harvard Business Review: 10 must reads on Leadership (latest edition).
- Kotter, J. P.: Leading Change (latest edition).
- Mullins, L.J./Christy, G.: Management and Organizational Behaviour (latest edition).
- Schein, E.: Leadership and Organizational Behaviour (latest edition).
- Yukl, G.: Leadership in Organizations (latest edition).
- Blended Learning course in FHWS-Elearning system.
- Hartman, L ./ Joe, D.: Business Ethics - Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (latest edition).