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.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

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

Teaching methods

  • Introduction in different theoretical concepts in Organization
  • Discussion about case studies
  • Written reflection via "Thought paper"

The structure of this course is inspired by the so-called 'flipped classroom' concept: instead of a weekly lecture, the students work in groups on weekly exercises. Every two weeks there is a Zoom Meeting to discuss and/or give feedback on the exercises and to answer questions.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Pandemiebedingt kann das Format der Abhaltung der LVA abweichen.



Examination modalities

Grading will be based on exercises (case studies), a group assignment, a thought paper and an open-book final exam. You will find more information in TUWEL.


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)

Group dates

Gruppe 1Tue14:00 - 17:0008.03.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 1 - Preliminary talk
Gruppe 1Tue14:00 - 17:0015.03.2022 - 24.05.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 1
Gruppe 1Tue14:00 - 17:0031.05.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 1
Gruppe 2Wed16:00 - 19:0009.03.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 2 - preliminary talk
Gruppe 2Wed16:00 - 19:0016.03.2022 - 25.05.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 2
Gruppe 2Wed16:00 - 19:0027.04.2022 Distance Learning330.189 Organization Gruppe 2
Gruppe 3 (English)Wed12:00 - 14:0016.03.2022 - 01.06.2022Theresianumgasse HS 1 - MWB 330.189 Organization Gruppe 3 (English)

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 101.02.2022 09:0003.03.2022 11:30
Gruppe 201.02.2022 09:0003.03.2022 11:30
Gruppe 3 (English)22.02.2022 09:0002.03.2022 17:00


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033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory4. Semester
033 526 Business Informatics Mandatory2. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
066 936 Medical Informatics Mandatory1. Semester


  • Schreyögg (2012), Grundlagen der Organisation: Basiswissen für Studium und Praxis, Springer Gabler: Wiesbaden.

Weitere Literaturhinweise erhalten Sie direkt in der Lehrveranstaltung.

Previous knowledge

Lecture "Fundamentals of Business Management" recommended


  • Attendance Required!


if required in English