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Organization Design and Human Resource Management


Beck N.

Course director

Abagnale B.



The following subjects, among others, will be addressed in this course:

  • Authority and control as an element of organizational design
  • Configuration as a result of specialization and coordination
  • Organizational culture
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Managing the performance of individuals and teams
  • Employee relations
  • Personal development


The course aims at providing students with knowledge and competences in two highly important areas of management: organizational design and human resource management. The topic of organizational design outlines the framework, i.e. the structure, configuration, and hierarchical composition of an organization. Human resource management, on the other hand, is concerned with the recruitment, advancement, and development of employees. Both topics are related to the strategy of an enterprise: Strategic decisions have an impact on the structure of an organization and employees must be brought into a position in which they can translate the strategic decisions into actions.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

The course will consist of lectures with discussions, case discussions and group presentations with discussions.

Examination information

The students will have to successfully pass an exam at the end of the course as well as participate in group projects. The exam will count for 80% of the final, the group work for 20%.