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Liability Aspects of Management

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students
• Know the essential liability relevant aspects of CEO Managing Directors.
• Know the essential problems and possible solutions in connection with third party interests of creditors, competitors, consumers, employees, investors and tax authorities.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Law

course contents

• Overview of corporate criminal law
• Overview of public and criminal liability
• Fundamentals of liability and insurance issues
• Liability avoidance and competition and company law aspects

recommended or required reading

Bollenberger, M. (2017). Geschäftsführerhaftung: Haftung des Geschäftsführers, der Gesellschaft und der Gesellschafter der GmbH. Wien: LexisNexis.
Eberhardt, S. R., & Gurmann, S. (2016) (Hrsg.). Managementhaftung in der Praxis. Wien: Verlag Österreich.
Ertl, P., Gerlach, R., Griesmayr, N., & Murhi, G. (2019). Persönliche Haftung der Geschäftsführer, Vorstände und Aufsichtsräte. Wien: Linde Verlag.
Löschnigg, G., & Melzer-Azodanloo, N. (2008
Raffling, P., & Schock, S. (2018). Digitale Wirtschaft und Industrie 4.0. Wien: Manz Verlag.

assessment methods and criteria

Final exam and Quiz

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

25 % of the event is covered by eLearning. A combination between online phases (inductive method for the independent acquisition of knowledge and the practice of tasks) and presence phases (deductive method, in which assistance is given in the learning process and knowledge is imparted via frontal lectures) is used.

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

English version will be available soon

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable