The course is designed to enhance students understanding of organizations; focus on the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully lead organizations; emphasis on the fundamental management competencies; and the dynamic environments in which organizations exist.
Discussion and assessment of the newest developments in organizational behaviour and practice of the fundamental management competencies.
The course is held in Vienna with both its origin of the three Schools of Psychotherapy (Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Viktor Frankl) providing the behavioural fundamentals as well as the origin of Peter Drucker, the inventor of modern management and the first business university founded in 1898 originally seated near the Sigmund Freud house in Vienna.
Success cases of both North American and European leading companies such as Magna, OMV, Voest Alpine, Google, General Electric and General Motors are used in order to enhance the understanding of successful management of behavior. Students have the opportunity to select truly global companies in accordance with the instructor within the project assigned during the semester. The course focuses on the essential concepts and practices of organizational behavior and examines the challenges of managing human behavior in organizations. Reviews foundations of modern management thought. Discusses current and emerging management topics: emphasizes leadership, motivation, communication, human relations, group dynamics, job design, organizational development, and managing a diverse workforce.