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Module WIW-MDT-OS-M-7

Organizations and Strategies (M, 4.5 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-MDT-OS-M-7 Organizations and Strategies 4.5 CP (135 h)


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-MAN] Management Studies
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG] M.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Organizations and Strategies
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
  • About [WIW-MDT-OS-K-7]: Title: "Organizations and Strategies"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: presentation
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
    Separated in-class presentations in the course of the lecture and exercise (‚Übung‘).

Evaluation of grades

All partial module examinations have to be passed. The module grade is the weighted average of the partial examination grades according to the following weights:

50% presentation in the course of the lecture, 50% presentation in the course of the exercise (‘Übung’).


Contents (lecture):
  • Governance,
  • Actor-network Theory,
  • Sociomateriality,
  • Strucuration Theory,
  • Strategy as Practice,
  • Knowledge Management,
  • Organizational Routines,
  • Formal vs. Informal Structures.

Contents (exercise / ‚Übung‘):

  • Dealing with empirical phenomena.
  • In the course of the exercise, students have to manage small ‘real-life’ projects in collaboration with partners from managerial practice to intensify and apply what has been taught in the lecture.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Competences and aspired objectives (whole module): Successfully accomplishing the module, students are able to,
  • name and repeat themes of the digital transformation from an organizational and strategy perspective.
  • explain and discuss theories related to the digital transformation.
  • apply theories to real phenomena.
  • contrast theories of organization and strategy related to the digital transformation.
  • critically reflect and evaluate aspects of the digital transformation from an organizational and strategy perspective,
  • create own considerations from an organizational or strategy perspective in relation to the digital transformation.


Lingnau, V., Müller-Seitz, G., Roth, S. (Hrsg. 2017): Management der digitalen Transformation: Interdisziplinäre theoretische Perspektiven und praktische Ansätze. München: Vahlen.


  • Lecture: Presentation slides.
  • Exercise (‚Übung‘): Presentation slides.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Grundlagen aus dem Bachelormodul Strategic Management

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [WIW-MDT-OS-M-7]

Module-Pool Name
[WIW-MDT-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Managing the Digital Transformation