Course Schedule


Grand Challenges & Citizen Entrepreneurship (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Leonie Anika Eising, Clara Scheve

14-täglich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 10.04.2023 - 02.06.2023 | C 5.109 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 09.06.2023, 14:15 - Fr, 09.06.2023, 17:45 | C 6.320 Seminarraum
14-täglich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 12.06.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 40.152 Seminarraum

Inhalt: As the world faces growing grand challenges, such as climate change, resource scarcity, armed conflicts and many more, one approach to tackle these challenges may be “active citizenship“. The idea is that every citizen makes use of his or her skills and put them to work in a meaningful way to explore new ways of addressing social problems. If these citizen activists organize themselves in a business-like structure to achieve a certain goal, we speak of "citizen entrepreneurship". Using tools as online networking, private-public partnerships, corporate engagement or social entrepreneurship, these entrepreneurs strive for sustainable, systemic solutions. Rather than short-term fixes and hand-me-down charity, they aim to build empowering communities and impactful organizations rather than fostering dependency. In this course, you learn about citizen entrepreneurship by using examples and performing a practical assignment. Find out how much active citizenship lies within you and your environment and how to start a citizen initiative. How much potential does citizen entrepreneurship have for solving grand challenges? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the concept? Together we will find out.

Idea Contest: Social Innovation & Transformational Entrepreneurship (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Verena Meyer

14-täglich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 19:45 | 11.04.2023 - 06.06.2023 | C 25.021 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 20.06.2023, 16:15 - Di, 20.06.2023, 19:45 | C 25.019 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 04.07.2023, 16:15 - Di, 04.07.2023, 19:45 | C 25.021 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In the past, the primary role of entrepreneurship has been seen as founding new ventures and securing economic growth. Recently, the questions have shifted as the climate crisis, economic crisis and a global pandemic have pressed themselves into the forefront of policy and research debates. With this shift from economic growth and innovation to the so-called “grand challenges” of the 21st century, we need to carefully rethink entrepreneurship, its role in society – and your possible role in addressing these challenges. In self-managed group projects, you will develop your own ideas to address some of the current challenges. These can be ideas for new ventures, but also for social initiatives, art projects, forms of collective resistance or similar depending on your preferences and objectives. To increase the possibility of having a real-life impact, you will have several opportunities to involve cooperation partners, engage with potential stakeholders and receive feedback from (regional) institutions. The seminar consists of a variety of workshop elements, supporting you in the idea development and group process, as well as some theoretical input and discussions to ensure a continuous individual and group reflection process.

Responsible Organizing in Times of Crisis and Beyond (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich

14-täglich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 1.005 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Responsible Organizing in Times of Crisis and Beyond: The Case of War and Armed Conflict The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has caused a deep crisis for individuals, organizations and global institutions. As the crisis unfolds, many questions arise that are specifically relevant to management and organization scholars and practitioners. How do firms and leaders make sense and respond to war and armed conflict? What is the role of organizations and leadership in war and conflict? To what extent do organizations such as global supply chains exploit and even drive armed conflict? How do various organizations such as digital platforms or hacker collectives actively participate in warfare? How can organizations as well as supply chains be made reliable and resilient against disruptions caused by war and armed conflict? How are peace efforts and war relief organized by various collective actors, ranging from public administrations and corporations to civil society organizations? More generally, what are corporate responsibilities in war? This course comprises a set of classes, each dealing with a particular aspect of war and disruption in relation to different management functions and forms of organizing. It is a collaborative effort of organizational scholars from different universities that have expertise in researching different aspects of management and organizations that are relevant to times of war and armed conflict. Each class comprises a short recorded lecture and a set of core and background readings in addition to links to contemporary newspaper articles. Further information on the course and course material can be found here :

Sustainable Corporate Purpose & Governance (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Patrick Velte

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 27.04.2023 | C 6.317 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Do, 04.05.2023, 14:15 - Do, 04.05.2023, 15:45 | C 6.321 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 11.05.2023 - 28.06.2023 | C 6.317 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 15.05.2023, 12:15 - Mo, 15.05.2023, 13:45 | C 7.307 Seminarraum | ...
Einzeltermin | Di, 27.06.2023, 16:15 - Di, 27.06.2023, 17:45 | C 6.316 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 30.06.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 6.317 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This seminar deals with key challenges in sustainable corporate purpose and governance from a national and international perspective. We will focus on listed multinational corporations headquartered in Germany. Current selective topics of on sustainable corporate purpose and governance will be prepared in groups for power point presentation and scientific essays.

Sustainable Management Accounting (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Rainer Lueg

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 6.316 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 17.07.2023, 10:15 - Mo, 17.07.2023, 11:45 | C 1.209 Seminarraum | Test

Inhalt: Management accounting is a key function in contemporary organizations of any size across all industries and sectors. Management accounting comprises different theoretical schools, models, and practical tools. These help organizations in scanning their environment, planning, decision making, target setting, measuring goal achievement, managing performance, aligning stakeholder interests, and learning. Thereby, management accounting supports organizations in achieving their goals, implementing their strategies, enacting their business models, and sustaining their existence in the long-term. Accounting represents an international language used by organizations to communicate many of their actions, and thereby forms a prerequisite for graduates to handle most organizational practices. The course focuses on the following topics (not exhaustive): • Advanced approaches to costing and sustainability accounting (e.g., Activity-based costing) • Planning and control • Decentralized control • Incentives and motivation