5366 Specialization in Business Administration Course III - Fundamentals in Operative Management
Dr. Claudio Biscaro
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
03/11/19 to 03/14/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/18/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11
Monday 04/08/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11
Tuesday 05/14/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EA.5.030
Monday 05/20/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11
Monday 06/03/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 06/19/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.12

As the world changes very rapidly, organization needs to adapt to survive. Adaptation requires good choices. Good choices are several times backed by data, however how do we make a choice that is sound and supported by data? In this course, my goal is to increase your ability to do so.

Therefore, in this class I will stimulate and guide you to define a theoretical question of your interest, and accompany you to all the phases needed to answer your question. In this course therefore I will use a trove of methods, from frontal teaching to case studies as well as flipped learning, to stimulate your curiosity and to support your scientific work.

Learning outcomes
You will learn:

To structure a written and oral report;

To deal with empirical data, from data collection to the data analysis;

To make decisions supported by data.

Attendance requirements

Student must attend at least 80 % of the course time.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lectures, group discussions, students’ presentations, group works around theoretical questions and practical problems. Autonomous reading of academic literature.

Students are asked to bring their laptop in class


Group assignment 1    (10%)

Group assignment 2    (10%)

Group assignment 3    (15%)

Group assignment 4    (25%)

Written report              (30%)

Feedback to peers       (10 %)

Peer Evaluation

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)

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Last edited: 2018-11-22