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Transformational Management: Change & Organizational Development

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• know the basic theories of change management and organizational development.
• are proficient in methods for diagnosis and design of solutions.
• are able to apply the topics to current cases in business practice.
• can establish a connection to other economic and social science topics.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Basics of change management in connection with other economic and social science approaches, communication and conflict management
• Basics of organizational development in connection with questions of strategy, structure and leadership
• Application of the topics to case studies
• Elaboration of solutions and independent development of methods

recommended or required reading

• Harvard Business Review Press, HBR`s 10 Must Reads on Change Management, Boston: HBR Press (in the current edition)
• Kotter, John P: Leading change. HBR Press (in the current edition)
• Yeung, Arthur; Ulrich, Dave: Reinventing the Organization. HBR Press (in the current edition)
• 1-2 current articles from professional journals

assessment methods and criteria

Online tasks, exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)