4487 Specialization in Business Administration Course II - Fundamentals in Change Management
Dr. Daniel Semper, MA
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/16/23 to 02/19/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/23/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D1.1.074
Thursday 04/13/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.038
Thursday 04/27/23 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D5.1.001
Thursday 05/11/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.08
Wednesday 06/14/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.030
Thursday 06/15/23 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.0.030

The aim of this class is to help you deal with various aspects of organizational change more effectively – analyzing and understanding conditions that may require it, increasing awareness of multiple ways that organizations change, managing change, receiving and participating in it, and 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

This class aims at equipping students with more knowledge and confidence in their own abilities with regard to diagnosing and implementing organizational change. Students will practice important rhetoric capacities and develop a viewpoint that is evidence-based on theoretical statements, 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 are allowed to miss one course day without penalty (exception: interactive sessions where the attandance of all students is required, e.g. for class simulations)

Teaching/learning method(s)

In this course we will use a variety of teaching modes: frontal teaching, flipped learning, simulations, reflections, case studies, and a mock trial.

  • Individual answer to “How to change the world” (required but not graded)
  • Individual theoretical reflection of simulation (15%)
  • Individual exam (40%)
  • 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 %



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Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Introduction and rules of the game


In-class simulation


Lecturette (discussion of documentary “How to change the world”)


Individual exam & group coaching


Group project presentations


Mock trials

Last edited: 2023-01-06