MAN 521: Science Management

The learning content of the module includes a systematic overview of the structure and function of the German academic system, its legal foundations and the way in which universities and academic institutions are managed. In addition to management tasks in research, quality and personnel development, the module also provides insights into the day-to-day work of university management, from personnel management to funding/marketing management. Career prospects in science, including employment relationships, are also part of the module content, as are links between the science system and current (world) politics.

Learning outcomes
After passing the module

  • … students know the specific conditions of universities and scientific institutions as well as the challenges in the political context.
  • … students have acquired management knowledge about management, (personnel) development and service tasks appropriate to science.
  • … students are qualified to apply their acquired know-how to science-related management tasks.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
Interest in gaining comprehensive knowledge in various disciplines of science management.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS9 SWS
ECTS credits4
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten exam (60 min)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationStudent Portal
Performing lecturer
Dr. Yvonne Dorf
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2, CG 4
LiteratureLiterature overviews and materials will be made available at the beginning of the lecture.
Course outlineAn overview of the structure of the course will be given at the beginning of the lecture.