330.189 Organization Theory
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.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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 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

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.



Examination modalities

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


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu16:00 - 18:0011.01.2024GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF writtenno application-Endklausur
Thu16:00 - 19:0025.01.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.01.2024 09:00 - 23.01.2024 12:00TISSErsatztermin bei Verhinderung
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 - 20.06.2024 23:55TISSErsatztest bei Verhinderung

Group dates

Gruppe 1 - DeutschWed16:00 - 19:0005.10.2022 - 21.12.2022Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB 330.189 Organization Theory Gruppe 1 - Deutsch
Gruppe 2 - EnglishMon11:00 - 13:0010.10.2022 - 19.12.2022Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB 330.189 Organisation Theory Group 2 - English
Gruppe 2 - EnglishMon11:00 - 13:0009.01.2023Seminarraum 363 330.189 Organization Theory Gruppe 2 - English
Gruppe 2 - EnglishMon11:00 - 13:0016.01.2023Seminarraum 363 330.189 Organization Theory Gruppe 2 - English

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 1 - Deutsch08.09.2022 14:0005.10.2022 09:00
Gruppe 2 - English08.09.2022 14:0005.10.2022 17:00


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Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
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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