Management expertise often has a positive impact on career possibilities, especially when switching from academia to the industrial sector. Thus, the Management Modules offered by the HECTOR School of Engineering and Management are an integral part of the KSOP as they teach these valuable management skills qualifying the doctoral researchers to become the decision-makers of tomorrow.
Being able to choose out of six units, participants will learn new and applicable skills e.g., project management, human resource management and marketing. It will be counted as a management module towards the KSOP PhD Degree.
PhD candidates in KSOP are obliged to participate in at least one management module of their choosing. Limited number of slots in the MBA fundamentals program are available upon application. If you would like to participate in the complete MBA Fundamentals Program, please find the information here.
|Unit 1 - Projects||
October 12 - 16, 2020
|Unit 2 - Values||September 14 - 18, 2020||Online|
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|Unit 4 - People||tba||tba|
|Unit 5 - Information and Data Analytics||tba||tba|
|Unit 6 - Operations||tba||tba|
|Unit 7 - Entrepreneurship||November 23 - 27, 2020||tba|
*Dates are subject to change.
Unit 1 - Projects
International project management is one of the crucial key qualifications for employees in an internationally acting company. In order to acquire this important competency, the participants receive an introduction to project management that aims at being able to identify and apply goals and quantitative methods of project planning.
Unit 2 - Values
The unit explores core elements of financial accounting, corporate finance, and business ethics. Participants develop a deep understanding of the methods of accounting and finance and are able to apply them in various business environments. Furthermore, the unit discusses and describes the foundations of ethical behavior in companies.
Unit 3 - Markets
In this unit participants have the choice to attend classes in either Business Strategy or Decision Analysis with an obligatory class on Marketing which provides participants with an introduction into fundamental aspects of the topic. In Business Strategy, participants are introduced into the classic strategic management process. Further on, individual aspects of this strategy process are analyzed in more detail. In the Decision Analysis class, participants are provided with the fundamentals of economic decision theory under uncertainty and risk, as well as the basic principles of game theory.
Unit 4 - People
The unit deals with the current challenges of human resource management in organizations and companies. The participants monitor the theoretical approaches within the frame of case studies and examples from real ventures and thereby gain an understanding for the complex challenges and possibilities of the processes and practices in human resource management and (entrepreneurial) leadership.
Unit 5 - Information and Data Analytics
At the end of this unit you will be able to define and understand the concepts digitalization, digital transformation, and information systems and getting an idea about the interconnection of organizations and information systems as well as competence in applying and interpreting data analytics techniques.
Unit 6 - Operations
Unit 7 - Entrepreneurship
Cultural differences are mainly based on different living conditions and vital experiences regarding the natural and human environment and people´s adaption to those over time. The objective of this course is to understand the essential differences and the consequences for the people´s behavior and intercultural interactions. Culture appropriate behavior greatly increases success in international management and cooperation. Participants acquire a clear and manageable system to tell and successfully interact with cultural differences.