Digital Organization

  • Master's Program Management, Communication & IT
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Thomas Adeline
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Spieß Teresa
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students are familiar with basic theories and concepts of organizational design and development, personnel policy instruments and work organization, taking into account current developments in organizational research and entrepreneurial practice in the context of a digitalized work reality. Students are familiar with concepts and styles of leadership in corporate change.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Organizational theories
    - Organizational design
    - Organizational structures / organizational forms
    - Organizational development
    - Behavior in organizations
Recommended or required reading
  • - Burton, R. M., Obel, B. & Håkonsson, D. D. (2021). Organizational design. A step-by-step approach (Fourth edition). Cambridge United Kingdom, New York NY: Cambridge University Press.
    - Colquitt, J. A., LePine, J. A. & Wesson, M. J. (2019). Organizational behavior. Improving performance and commitment in the workplace (Sixth edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
    - Robbins, S. P. & Judge, T. A. (2018). Organizational behavior (18th edition, Global Edition). England: Pearson Education Limited.
    - Stanford, N. (2018). Organization design. The practitioner's guide (Third edition). London: Routledge.
    - Worren, N. (2018). Organization design. Simplifying complex systems (Second edition). London: Routledge.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English