MAN 750: Seminar Corporate Strategy & Governance

The research seminar aims at advancing students’ expertise in corporate strategy and governance research. By critically reviewing the extant body of research and conducting complementary analysis, students are meant to distil scientifically grounded insights on topics of both theoretical and practical relevance and to derive fruitful avenues for future research.

Learning outcomes
The students are supposed to acquire and demonstrate expert knowledge about the evolution of and current state-of-the-art in relevant substreams of corporate strategy and governance research. Against the backdrop of this knowledge, students will be able to critically reflect upon contemporary theories, models and research approaches applied in corporate strategy and governance research. Students will be able to develop and deliver effective presentations on their conceptual and empirical work.

Necessary prerequisites
MAN 654 (parallel attendance possible) or MAN 655 (parallel attendance possible) or MAN 656 (parallel attendance possible)

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten seminar thesis (66.6 %, scope depends on the assigned topic), oral presentation (33.3 %)
Restricted admissionyes
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Matthias Brauer
Prof. Dr. Matthias Brauer
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
Course outlineThe seminar first familiarizes students with contemporary topics and trends in Corporate Strategy and Governance research. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of the different topics with a focus on the review of extant findings in this line of research, the dominant theories, methodological approaches and avenues for future research.