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Modul 8a-d: Organizations and Management Trends II

Professional Organizations and Their Management

General Information

Department of Business and Economics, Professorship of Higher Education

Degree Program:
Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften

8 a-d: Organizations and Management Trends II

Lecture: Prof. Liudvika Leišytė
Exercise: Nina Carolin Bieling, M.Sc. & Lina Tönnes, M.Sc.

7.5 ECTS

Time and Place:
Lecture: Tuesdays, 10.15 – 11.45 a.m. (Start: 17 October 2023) |  Seminarraumgebäude I, SRG 3.032
Exercise: Thursdays, 10.15 – 11.45 a.m. (Start: 19 October 2023) | Seminarraumgebäude I, SRG 1.024


Content of the Module

The module will introduce core definitions of professional organizations and professions and provide an overview of the key approaches to understand these organizations in the context of digitalization and the new world of work. Based on the latest studies, the main antecedents of successful management of professional organizations will be presented and critically analyzed. The module will provide concrete examples of successful management practices in professional organizations, especially focusing on strategy, organizational structures, decision-making processes and personnel management. The exercise will provide opportunities to critically reflect on the various theories and models of professional organizations and discuss how they compare across different sectors and different country contexts.


Written and graded exam covering the entire module (90 minutes).