- Managing Organizational Transformation and Change
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Managing the Knowledge Dimension
- Project week
The track includes a focus on the redesign and restructuring of organizations in a strategic context including the process elements that are needed to work through the transformation, as well as on the leadership skills which ensure that the people side is represented as well. At the same time it emphasizes trends which are driving organizational transformation such as the internet of things, the information and knowledge dimension, entrepreneurship and innovation.
1. Managing Organisational Transformation and Change
This course module strives to set the framework and context for organisational change and transformation projects by first answering the question of why change is necessary in today’s world and how you can identify the need for change. Additionally it focusses on the people element of change and how we can manage this element successfully. In the overall context of driving organisational change and transformation the people side is crucial and will differentiate between success and failure of the endeavor. So a clear management and steering of the people side is inevitable.
As a first part based on a clear understanding of the reason why change is a given, the nature of change and its implications are reflected from a psychological point of view to clearly understand human behavioral patterns in the context of a change situation and how to deal with them. Secondly as leaders, a clear understanding of these psychological processes is important to be able to drive and implement change. The leader’s role in this setting is the key. Therefore this module links to the leadership module through a more in-depth review of the leadership skills needed to successfully lead change and bring people with you.
The question if change can actually be managed will be discussed based on latest leadership theories. In this context, communication as one of the key success factors of a change process will be elaborated on and relevant behavior trained in a scenario approach. Thirdly as a leader to be able to transform and change an organisation you need a clear understanding of talent management and how to identify the right people to help you drive the change.
2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This module addresses one of the most relevant drivers of change in today’s world: Innovation. Innovation - incremental or break through - the hope is that it will lead to changing business environments, products and processes with the ultimate goal to increase a company’s market success and sustainability. The key question of how leaders create the conditions for innovation to thrive will be at the forefront of the discussion. Managing innovation starts with the creation of the right mindset and includes the creative development of ideas which ultimately lead to revenues.
3. Managing the Knowledge Dimension
We are living in the age of knowledge and information which creates endless possibilities. Yet sometimes it is difficult to stay focused and identify the relevant knowledge as we are flooded by massive amounts of new information and knowledge. Although companies are becoming increasingly aware of the value of knowledge and of the necessity of developing a knowledge strategy, they remain less clear on how to implement this strategy. This is mainly due to the vagueness surrounding the terms used such as information, knowledge and knowledge management and at the same time a lack of knowledge about the relevant concepts and possible tools to execute on their strategy.
Thus understanding the information and knowledge dimension is a key ability of leaders in a time where „the internet of things“ is not a vision but a reality. Starting with the question of the nature of knowledge and information, this module focusses on creating an understanding of how knowledge can be managed in organisations.
4. Project Week
Based on real life change and transformation scenarios, the acquired competencies are transferred and can be tested in an authentic context.
- Mitarbeiter aus dem personalwirtschaftlichen Bereich
Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an dem Modulstudium im Rahmen des MBA-Programms sind ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium und eine mindestens zweijährige Berufstätigkeit nach Abschluss des Studiums. Bei abweichender Qualifikation erfolgt eine Einzelfallprüfung. Im Weiteren wird ein kurzes Motivationsschreiben in Englisch verlangt.
Um die Zertifikatsurkunde zu erwerben, muss pro Seminar eine Prüfung abgelegt werden. Eine Anerkennung der Studienleistungen erfolgt bei einem späteren Einstieg in das MBA-Programm automatisch. Die erworbenen ECTS werden bei dem Beginn des MBA-Studiums angerechnet.