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330.322 Research Seminar 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.

2024S, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

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

What are organizations, how are they designed and how do they interact with their environment? These questions are simple but thought provoking. The module is aimed at giving students the possibility to discuss alternative answers to these questions. It will help students to increase their abilities to understand complex organized behavior. It offers not only a series of different theoretical lenses useful for explaining organizations from multiple perspectives but also a set of tools to design and manage organizations. Additionally, the module includes an analysis of the impact of new technologies on work and organizations. We discuss how robotics and AI as well as new ICT changes work and how it affects organizations.

To a large extent the courses rely on experiential learning techniques including individual as well as team assignments, role plays and simulations in-class, group discussions, and presentations.

Advanced knowledge in decision making and organization theory as well as advanced knowhow in strategic analysis and the management of people and organizations.

Ability to formulate and solve decision problems on the individual and organizational level, to evaluate and design organizations (its structures and processes) from different perspectives, ability to critically discuss and evaluate alternative or conflicting theories and concepts, advanced management skills, teamwork and conflict management competences.

Subject of course

In the research seminar, current topics from the areas of managing people and organizations are addressed and dealt with in depth by means of empirical and/or theoretical research.

Teaching methods

Knowledge is provided through lectures and reading assignments. Analytical and synthetically skills are deepened by reading and critically discussing seminal contributions in the field of organization science. Furthermore, problem formulation and solving as well as management skills are deepened through interactive elements of the courses that are based on experiential learning techniques including case studies, role plays, teamwork, and take-home exercises. The competences are developed especially by discussing the applied theories and concepts from a meta perspective.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Beachten Sie beim Verfassen der Ausarbeitung bitte die Richtlinie der TU Wien zum Umgang mit Plagiaten.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0006.03.2024 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/3471018889?pwd=bGl6WHNqQTJQcmhLdU1yQVZmYktGUT09 (LIVE)Preliminary talk
Tue09:00 - 17:0028.05.2024 Besprechungsraum EG330.316: Research Seminar Organization
Wed13:00 - 16:0029.05.2024 Besprechungsraum EG330.316: Research Seminar Organization

Examination modalities

Präsenz und aktive Mitarbeit

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2024 09:00 05.03.2024 09:00 05.03.2024 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in the management of socio-economic systems as well as tools and instrument necessary of human resource management and leadership.


  • Attendance Required!