MAN 710: Research Seminar Public & Nonprofit Management

In this research seminar students will deepen the understanding of public and nonprofit management from an academic, research-focused point of view. Recent research trends in public and nonprofit management will be discussed and students will learn to conduct scientific research projects. Different forms and content of the research seminar are possible.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • describe given research gaps, especially related to own research projects,
  • define research goals and research questions,
  • search, interpret, evaluate and select academic literature,
  • select appropriate research methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) for various research questions,
  • write a qualitative and/or quantitative research paper.
In this seminar, the key competence of academic, scientific research shall be acquired.

Necessary prerequisites
To conduct the research seminar MAN 710, one of the chair’s 600 modules (MAN 659, MAN 675, MAN 676, MAN 679, MAN 680) need to be successfully completed. The 600 module can be taken in parallel.

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar3 SWS14 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
LanguageGerman, English
Form of assessmentWritten assessments (Part 1: 25%, Part 2: 75%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationWebsite of the chair
Performing lecturer
Dr. Benedikt Englert
Dr. Benedikt Englert
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 4
LiteratureKey Literature:
  • Ritchie, J./Lewis, J./McNaughton Nicholls, C./Ormston, R. (Eds.): Qualitative Research Practice – A Guide for Social Science Students & Researchers, 2. Aufl., Los Angeles: SAGE.
  • Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., & Anderson, R. E. (2010). Multivariate data analysis: a global perspective. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education.
Course outlineAgenda of the module – five blocks in presence:
Scientific theoretical foundations and research designs
Data collection
Data analysis
Expert round (Exchange amongst students in the course of the empirical study)
More information can be found in the syllabus on the chair’s website.