level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students are able to identify leadership skills and behaviors and reveal connections in various corporate cultures. They develop the examples provided and make connections to their own areas of experience, they are able to debate, drawing on examples from sport and culture management. They confirm this proven knowledge in company and NGO contexts and verify their conjectures in group discussions.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The course introduces the basics of the thought-processes and actions of leaders and the simultaneous application of management and leadership skills. Exercising power responsibly, communication and empathy characterize leadership as a central competency in companies. The discussion will be based on the relevant qualities of leaders as well as on their behavior in order to lead and promote colleagues and teams to make innovation and change possible, and to be a role model as a business-minded person. The range of perspectives of the applied examples is large: from leadership in international contexts to leaders in top-level sport and culture.
recommended or required reading
Bennis, Warren, Goldsmith, Joan (2010) Learning to lead: A workbook on Becoming a Leader, Basic Books.
Bill, George (2004) Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, John Wiley.
Bruch, Heike et al. Hrsg. (2006) Leadership Best practices und Trends, Gabler Verlag.
Todnem, R. (2013): Organizational change, leadership and ethics: leading organizations towards sustainability. Routledge.
assessment methods and criteria
Immanent exam character (active participation)
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Mark Romanelli, MBA
year of study
1st year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (integrated lecture)
mode of delivery