330.189 Organization
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course


In the course Fundamentals of Organization students will learn about the principles of organizational theory and design. The effects of internal and external factors on organizational structure will be presented and  subsequently discussed and analyzed by students using a case-study methodology. The detailed course structure will be presented in the preliminary course discussion.

Attendance in preliminary course discussion is compulsory! Course enrollment will be fixed in this session.

  • Preliminary Course Discussion Group 1 : Wednesday, 03.10.2018, 17:15, HS Theres 1

  • Preliminary Course Discussion Group 2 : ATTENTION: Preliminary Course Discussion AND first Session on Thursday, 11.10.2018, 14:00, HS Theres 1!!

Methodological Approach and Requirements:

Application of theoretical concepts in practice. Acquaintaince with case-study methodology. Theory-driven and consistent analysis of case studies in written form. Collaboration and team work, interactivity, development of problem-solving competences.

Subject of course

The Course will entail the following topics:

  • Basics of division of labour and historical development
  • Organizational design and structures
  • Contingency theory and outside influences
  • Process management, organizational efficiency
  • Coordination and coordination mechanisms
  • Organizational cooperation
  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational change and learning
  • Optimization and reengineering
  • And more...

Additional information

Information for Registration

The registration for this class (330.189 Organization) will only be confirmed if you attend the first session, you will be signed out of the class otherwise. In this case someone from the waiting list will get in. Furthermore, we emphasize that no more than 70 students will be admitted in the group. Please enroll in time, there will be no late registrations accepted.



Examination modalities

Grading will be based on in-class exercises, home assignments (case studies), active participation and multiple-choice exams.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed17:00 - 18:3018.11.2020EI 7 Hörsaal - ETIT writtenno application-Test 1
Thu15:00 - 17:0007.01.2021FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB writtenno application-Test 2
Wed14:00 - 15:0020.01.2021Theresianumgasse HS 2 written13.01.2021 09:00 - 19.01.2021 12:00TISSErsatztermin bei Krankheit

Group dates

Gruppe 1Wed16:00 - 19:0003.10.2018 - 19.12.2018Bombardier Hörsaal 330.189 Organization Gruppe 1
Gruppe 2Thu14:00 - 17:0011.10.2018 - 10.01.2019Bombardier Hörsaal 330.189 Organization Gruppe 2

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 119.09.2018 08:0003.10.2018 09:00
Gruppe 219.09.2018 08:0008.10.2018 09:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management 4. Semester
033 526 Business Informatics 2. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
066 936 Medical Informatics 1. Semester


  • Schreyögg (2012), Grundlagen der Organisation: Basiswissen für Studium und Praxis, Springer Gabler: Wiesbaden,
  • presentation slides available for download in TUWEL

Further literature recommendations available in class.


Previous knowledge

Lecture "Fundamentals of Business Management" recommended