Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester


Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Leadership
Course unit code 025008052210
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Tanja EISELEN
Requirements and Prerequisites

Successful completion of all courses of the module Human Resources and Organisation.

Course content
  • Leadership competencies and leadership characteristics
  • Typical role models and tasks of a leader
  • Leadership models
  • Leadership styles
  • Charisma, power, micromanagement
  • Leadership and culture
  • Diversity
  • Developments and future topics
Learning outcomes

Being led or (prospectively) taking on leadership responsibility plays a permanently broad role in everyday professional life. This course provides important knowledge and skills not only for students who want to major in Human Resources and Organisation.

The students know the most important leadership models and styles and can describe the leadership skills required for them. They know the central leadership tasks and possible dilemmas that derive from them.

They have understood the interaction between leader and led and understand leadership as social interaction. The students apply leadership instruments in different simulated situations and reflect on their effect. In doing so, they have become aware of their personal values and leadership principles and can bring these into the analysis of case studies.

The students design a leadership situation according to comprehensible and theoretically sound leadership guidelines and can justify them.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Interactive course with lecture, case studies, exercises in individual and group work, presentations and homework.

Assessment methods and criteria

Pre-assignment, participation during the seminar in the form of contributions and short presentations (individual or group assignments), post-assignment, individual weighting as determined by the instructors, announcement at the beginning of the semester



Recommended or required reading

Kirchner, Kathrin, Ipsen, Christine, Hansen, John P. (2021): COVID-19 leadership challenges in knowledge work, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, published online.

Larson, Lindsay, & DeChurch, Leslie A. (2020). Leading teams in the digital age: Four perspectives on technology and what they mean for leading teams. The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 31.

McCleskey, Jim A. (2014): Situational, transformational, and transactional leadership and leadership development, in: Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 5(4), p. 117-130.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Classes with compulsory attendance