Management and Leadership (ILV)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Dietmar Sternad , BSc MBA

Course numberM4.05170.10.401
Course codeManLead
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of this course students will:
understand the role and responsibilities of a manager
improve their self-management competences
familiarize themselves with different leadership styles and theories as well as possibilities to influence people
develop strategies for developing other people, positively influencing their performance and dealing with interpersonal problem situations and conflicts
get an integrated perspective on the connection of strategic management, operations management and people management
improve their decision-making skills

In this introductory course, students get accustomed with the responsibilities of a manager and the specific tasks and challenges that this role entails.

Specifically, the contents of this course include the following topics:

The managerial role and responsibility
Managing and developing yourself
Leading and developing others
Fundamentals of leadership
Dealing with problem situations and conflicts
Making effective decisions
Setting up high-class operations
Results-oriented management
Creating an innovative organization

Boddy, D. (2014). Management: An Introduction (6th ed.). Harlow: Pearson.

Drucker, P. (2002), The Effective Executive. HarperCollins: New York.

Northouse, P. G. (2015). Leadership: Theory and Practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Management case studies
Individual and group exercises
Online team simulations

Exam (70%)
Contribution to class discussion (10%)
Team presentation (10%)
Reflection exercise (10%)