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.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • describe basic concepts of the formal and informal organization with subject-specific terminology,
  • put different theoretical concepts (e.g. contingency theory, principal-agent theory) into concrete practical examples,
  • analyze the practical problems of organizing and derive, evaluate theory-driven solutions for case studies,
  • critically evaluate the organizational topic from a management perspective.

Subject of course

The Course will entail the following topics:

  • Basics of division of labour and organizational design and structures
  • Organizational efficiency and process management
  • Contingency theory and outside influences
  • Informal processes and organizational culture
  • Organizational change and learning
  • Organizational cooperation and corporate ethic

Teaching methods

  • Introduction to the forces, dimensions and processes that take place inside and around an organization
  • Discussion about practical examples and case studies

Mode of examination


Additional information

Zoom Link for the preliminary session on Wed. Oct. 6th at 14:00 for both groups:


Information for Registration

Furthermore, we emphasize that there are limited participation numbers in the groups. Please enroll in time, there will be no late registrations accepted.



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 15:3006.10.2021 - 15.12.2021 Online via Zoom (LIVE)330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Q&A 1 (Gruppe 1&2)
Organization - Single appointments
Wed06.10.202114:00 - 15:30 Online via Zoom330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Vorbesprechung (Gruppe 1&2)
Wed27.10.202114:00 - 15:30 Online via Zoom330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Q&A 1 (Gruppe 1&2)
Wed10.11.202114:00 - 15:30 Online via Zoom330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Q&A 2 (Gruppe 1&2)
Wed01.12.202114:00 - 15:30 Online via Zoom330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Q&A 3 (Gruppe 1&2)
Wed15.12.202114:00 - 15:30 Online via Zoom330.189 Grundlagen der Organisation - Q&A 4 (Gruppe 1&2)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

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


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri16:00 - 18:0026.04.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB writtenno application-Zwischenprüfung
Fri16:00 - 18:0026.04.2024GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF writtenno application-Zwischenprüfung
Wed16:00 - 18:0019.06.2024GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF writtenno application-Endklausur
Wed16:00 - 18:0019.06.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB writtenno application-Endklausur
Thu16:00 - 19:0027.06.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.05.2024 19:00 - 25.06.2024 23:55TISSErsatztest bei Verhinderung (Endklausur)
Thu16:00 - 19:0027.06.2024 FH Hörsaal 1 - MWBwritten01.05.2024 23:55 - 25.06.2024 23:55TISSErsatztest bei Verhinderung (Zwischenprüfung)

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 106.09.2021 09:0004.10.2021 09:00
Gruppe 206.09.2021 09:0004.10.2021 17:00


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  • 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