0762 Specialization in Business Administration Course II - Change Management and Management Development
Dr. Claudio Biscaro
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/28/18 to 09/30/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/15/18 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.14
Monday 10/22/18 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.06
Monday 10/29/18 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.12
Monday 11/12/18 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.12
Monday 12/17/18 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.12
Monday 01/14/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.12

The aim of this class is to help you deal with various aspects of organizational change more effectively – in analyzing and understanding conditions that may require it, in increasing awareness of multiple ways that organizations change, in managing change, in receiving and participating in it, and in understanding your own approaches and responses to change. Organizations are changing so rapidly and in so many ways that it is crucial for managers to have this knowledge.

Thus, the course readings are aimed at augmenting awareness and knowledge of multiple issues associated with change. There will also be cases and class activities, like simulations, aimed at skill building and reflecting about change in students’ own organizational settings. Hopefully you will come away from class with more knowledge and more confidence in your own abilities with regard to diagnosing and implementing organizational change.

Learning outcomes

Students will come away from class with more knowledge and more confidence in their own abilities with regard to diagnosing and implementing organizational change. They will develop the important rhetoric capacity to develop a viewpoint that is evidence based around a theoretical statement, defend it against an informed party who claims the opposite in order to convince an audience of non-experts in a simulated mock trial.

Attendance requirements

Students will greatly benefit from the attendance to classes, as many of the learning activities are performed in the classroom.

Moreover, a part of the evaluation is directly tied to the participation.

Teaching/learning method(s)
In this course we will use a variety of teaching modes: frontal teaching, flipped learning, simulations, reflections, case studies, and mock trial.
  • Individual answer to “How to change the world” (10%)
  • Individual theoretical reflection of simulation (20%)
  • Individual exam (25%)
  • Mock Trial or group project (45%)
  • Individual reflections on Mock Trial (required but not graded)

Nicht Genügend    0 – 60 %

Genügend    60,1 – 70 %

Befriedigend    70,1 – 80 %

Gut    80,1 – 90 %

Sehr Gut    90,1 – 100 %

Availability of lecturer(s)

E-Mail an: Claudio BISCARO

Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Introduction and rules of the game

Creation of groups for mock trials


In class simulation

Common reflection on the simulation


Discussion of documentary “How to change the world”



Individual exam (14.00 – 15.30)

Group work and Group Coaching


Group projects presentation (2 groups)



Mock trial 1: topic to be defined

Mock trial 2: topic to be defined

Last edited: 2018-09-12