MAN 401: Organization and Human Resource Management

The lecture is based on the lecture MAN 301 and mediates the continuative topics and problems for management. Knowledge which is required for management will be mediated.
Behavior in Organizations
Development of motivation and satisfaction in individuals in organizations; development of behavior in, by and between groups; development of corporate cultures and how they influence the behavior of individuals
Organizational structures and processes as well as their transformation
Human Resource Management
Students are supposed to understand the goals and fields of activity of human resource management as both a strategic and operative management function as well as learn about methods to evaluate human resource interventions.
The following topics are discussed: Introduction to the human resource environment; personnel selection; performance management; Compensation; Employee Relations; Leadership

Learning outcomes
Students are able to understand and independently convey the presented concepts and contents as well as analyze them critically. By the end of the course, students will be able to apply their newly gained knowledge in practical situations. In this relation, they are able to understand the various management functions as well as their connections.

Necessary prerequisites
semester 4 or higher

Recommended prerequisites

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS7 SWS
Exercise class2 SWS6 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten Exams (2 x 45 min)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann
Prof. Torsten Biemann, Prof. Karin Hoisl
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. BWL
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2, CG 4
LiteratureJones, G.R., George, J.M. (2015/2018). Contemporary Management: European Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright (2020). Fundamentals of Human Resource Management – Eighth Edition, McGraw Hill.
Course outlinePART I: Organization
  • Organizational Structure
  • Coordination – Control and Change
  • Motivation and Performance
  • Groups and Teams
  • Organization Design for Digitalization
PART II: Human Resource Management
  • The Human Resource Environment
  • Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations & Leadership