MAN 721: Research Seminar Organization and Innovation

The seminar deals with current topics in the field of strategic organization and innovation research. Participation in the seminar will enable students to independently explore a research topic in a written paper. Students will get acquainted with basic literature research techniques and will learn how to organize and structure their research. Furthermore, students will be introduced to presentation techniques and how to present research findings.

Learning outcomes
Students learn how to conduct high quality research in the areas of Organization & Innovation, they will independently write a paper about a topic in Organization & Innovation and present and discuss their results in class. Successful seminar attendance qualifies the students to write their master thesis at the Chair of Organization and Innovation.

Necessary prerequisites
Innovation Management (MAN 690) or Organizational Behavior (MAN 691) or Strategic Innovation Management (MAN 658) or Organisationstheorie (MAN 692) or IP Management (MAN 693), parallel attendance possible

Recommended prerequisites
Master-level knowledge on organization and management

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten seminar thesis (scope depends on the assigned topic)
Restricted admissionyes
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
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
LiteratureThe literature caters to the specific seminar topic, which changes each semester
Course outlineThe course starts with an introductory kick-off session that enables students to independently write a seminar paper. The course concludes with a presentation day of the individual seminar papers