Courses at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management

We are doing our best to state which students (depending on their study programme) are eligible for each module. However, in case of doubt, the module handbook should be consulted.

 

Please note that the sign up for seminar or final theses generally coincides with the date of the respective kick-off event. There is no need to sign up in advance.

 

General information on final theses, projects of international studies can be found on the page of the chair on Digicampus. Module-specific information and documents can be found on the page of the respective course on Digicampus.

Overview

The table below gives an overview of all planned courses at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management offered in upcoming semesters. The overview is meant to support you in the planning of your further studies. Except for the lecture “International Business and Economics” and the seminar “Topics in Global Business”, all courses offered by the chair are in German language. You can find the German name of each module in the accordian overview below. Information is subject to change (last update: 24. July 2020).

 

Bachelor

SuSe 20 

WiSe 20/21

SuSe 21

WiSe 21/22

Organization and Human Resource Management (L)    

Personnel Policy (L/T)

   
Economics of Education (L)        
International Business and Economics (L)    
International Human Resource Management (L)    
Concepts and Instruments of Personnel Policy (S)    
Topics in Global Business (S)      
Project Seminar Human Resources and Global Business (S)    
Project Seminars (S)
Seminar for Final Theses (S)
Master SuSe 20  WiSe 20/21 SuSe 21 WiSe 21/22
HR: Empirical Personnel Research (L/T)     ✔(?)
HR: Human Resource Management (L/T) ✔(?)  
HR: Empirical Research in Global Business (S)    
HR: Research in Global Business (S)    
HR: Research Seminar (S)
Human Resource Management: Economic und Legal Issues (S)   ?  
Seminar for Final Theses (S)

 

German name: Organisation und Personalwesen

Type: Lecture

Content: The lecture is split into two equal parts, the first of which is an introduction to organisational theory (Prof. Dr. Lehmann, Chair of Management & Organisation) whereas the second part is an introduction to human resource management (Prof. Dr. Warning, Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management). The introduction to human resource aims to convey the special role of employees in an organisation as well as introduce central instruments of personnel policy. The content of the lecture includes compensation, personnel planning, personnel development and more. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: None.

Eligibility: BWL (BA), VWL (BA), GBM (BA), ReWi (BA)

Semester: winter semester

Exam: every semester, normally on the 14th exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Erik E. Lehmann, Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk 

German name: Personalpolitik

Type: Lecture (and tutorial)

Content: The course highlights the major aspects of personnel policy over the life cycle of an employee starting with their hiring and ending with their leaving of the organisation. Students are made familiar with the economic principles that govern personnel decisions, learn to analyse these practices and evaluate them. The lecture includes the topics of adverse selection and personnel selection, training and development, work structure, moral hazard and compensation, internal career incentives, personnel evaluation and layoffs. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of mathematics, statistics and microeconomics as is taught during your sub-honour courses.

Eligibility: BWL (BA), VWL (BA), GBM (BA, PO 2008), ReWi (BA)

Semester: winter semester

Exam: every semester, normally on the 8th exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

LecturerProf. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

Type: Lecture (in English)

Content: The course is split into two equal parts, the first of which highlights the basic models of international economic theory (Prof. Dr. Welzel, Chair of Economic Policy) and the concepts of international business management (Prof. Dr. Warning, Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management). Hence, the course builds an important foundation for more advanced honours modules. The lectures cover a range of topics, such as institutions and culture, international trade, foreign direct investment, strategy and structure. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of mathematics, statistics and microeconomics as is taught during your sub-honour courses.

Eligibility: GBM (BA), visiting students

Semester: winter semester

Exam: every semester, normally on the 1st exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning, Prof. Dr. Peter Welzel

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Internationales Personalmanagement

Type: Lecture

Content: The lecture covers fundamental instruments of human resource management and analyses how and why these instruments vary across countries. Furthermore, students learn to interpret empirical evidence in the realm of international human resource management. The covered topics include methods for international comparisons, international differences in education, working time across countries, compensation compared internationally, and differences in family policy in different countries. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of mathematics, statistics and microeconomics as is taught during your sub-honour courses.

Eligibility: GBM (BA), visiting students

Semester: summer semester

Exam: every semester, normally on the 4th exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Konzepte und Instrumente der Personalpolitik

Type: Seminar (literature)

Content: The seminar deals with different concepts and instruments of personnel policy on a literature basis. The topical focus varies and has previously included topics such as women and career or working time and flexible employment. The current focus will be announced on Digicampus. Presentations during the seminar can be held in English (on a voluntary basis). The seminar provides an excellent preparation for writing a bachelor thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management. 

Requirements: good English skills

Eligibility: BWL (BA), VWL (BA), GBM (BA), ReWi (BA)

Semester: winter semester

Exam: seminar paper and presentation

Application: Please note that applications for this seminar are coordinated through the central application process of the cluster “Strategy, Management & Marketing”. For further information, please visit the  cluster website.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

Type: Seminar (in English, literature)

Content: The seminar deals with different concepts and instruments of personnel policy in an international context on a literature basis. The topical focus varies and has previously included topics such as cultural diversity and intercultural management, HRM in the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of the current semester will be announced on Digicampus. The seminar provides an excellent preparation for writing a bachelor thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management. 

Requirements: very good English skills

Eligibility: GBM (BA), (i)BWL (BA), (i)VWL (BA), visiting students

Semester: summer semester

Exam: seminar paper and presentation (both in English)

Application: Please note that applications for this seminar are coordinated through the central application process of the cluster “Strategy, Management & Marketing”. For further information, please visit the cluster website.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Projektseminar Personal und Global Business

Type: Seminar (empirical)

Content: The seminar focuses in the empirical analysis of questions in the realm of human resource management – usually in an international context. Students are introduced to working with the statistical software Stata. Hypotheses of empirical studies are tested with simple methods, interpreted and put into the context of current literature. The topical focus varies and will be announced on Digicampus. The seminar provides an excellent preparation for writing a bachelor thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management. 

Requirements: at least good skills in statistics and econometrics

Eligibility: GBM (BA), BWL (BA), VWL (BA), ReWi (BA)

Semester: summer semester

Exam: seminar paper and presentation

Application: Please note that applications for this seminar are coordinated through the central application process of the cluster “Strategy, Management & Marketing”. For further information, please visit the  cluster website.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning and research assistants

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Seminar zu Projects

Type: Seminar as part of a free project (GBM)

Content: The seminar includes the discussion of the target agreement with the supervisor as well as the final project presentation of all projects that are supervised by the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management.

Requirements: None

Eligibility: GBM (BA), Module group “Projects”

Semester: every semester

Exam: project report and presentation

Lecturer:  Stephanie Funk

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Seminar für Abschlussarbeiten

Type: Seminar for the supervision of a final thesis

Content: The Seminar for Final Theses accompanies the writing process of your bachelor thesis and includes an extensive discussion of relevant literature, the categorisation and evaluation of scientific literature as well as the writing process of the bachelor thesis. In open discussion sessions in small groups, the students can continuously discuss current problems with regards to their thesis. In addition, students have the opportunity to present their work in an interim presentation to their fellow students and their supervisor to give them to the chance to discuss questions and problems. While the participation in this seminar is voluntary, we strongly encourage students to take the opportunity. 

Requirements: detailed information on the requirements can be found on the page for final theses.

Semester: every semester

Exam: Written bachelor thesis

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning and research assistants

Contact: Stephanie Funk

 

Master

 

German name: HR: Empirische Personalforschung

Type: Lecture (and tutorial)

Content: The lecture aims to teach the application of empirical methods in the field of personnel research. The focal point lies on the testing of hypotheses based on theory using the statistical software Stata. Furthermore, the selection and application of appropriate methods as well as the interpretation and evaluation of empirical evidence is discussed extensively. Topics covered include professional experience and compensation, differences in compensation across groups, returns to education, compensation over time and promotions. The covered methodology includes interaction effects, effect size and predictions with cross-section and panel data. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of mathematics, statistics and microeconomics as is taught as part of a business or economics bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), GBM (MA), DFM (MA), ReWi (MA)

Semester: winter semester

Exam: winter semester, normally on the 5th exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Personalmanagement

Type: Lecture (and tutorial)

Content: Students are provided with advanced theoretical concepts of human resource management with a focus on questions that are of relevance for decision makers with staff responsibility (in- and outside of the HR department). Theoretical models are used as a foundation for empirical designs and hypotheses, which are tested on the basis of current research. The covered topics include compensation, career incentives and promotions, job design, work-life balance and employee satisfaction as well as fairness and reciprocity. For further details, please consult the module handbook of the respective semester.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of mathematics, statistics and microeconomics as is taught as part of a business or economics bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), GBM (MA), DFM (MA), ReWi (MA)

Semester: summer semester

Exam: winter semester, normally on the 19th exam day in the examination period. Binding dates to be announced via Studis.

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

Type: Seminar (emprical)

Content: The seminar focuses in the empirical analysis of questions in the realm of human resource management – usually in an international context. Students are expected to replicate the results of empirical studies using the statistical software Stata, interpret the results and put them into the context of current literature. The topical focus varies and will be announced on Digicampus. The seminar provides an excellent preparation for writing a master thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of statistics and econometrics, Lecture “HR: Empirical personnel research” advantageous but not required

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), GBM (MA), DFM (MA), ReWi (MA)

Semester: summer semester

Exam: seminar paper, presentation

Dozent:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning and research assistants

Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Funk

Type: Seminar (literature)

Content: In this seminar, students work on a topic from the field of personnel management on the basis of international literature. In addition to formulating a co-lecture or discussing an empirical design, the students acquire competencies in leading discussions beyond pure literature work. The main topic of the seminar varies and is announced in advance at Digicampus. The lectures in the seminar can (but do not have to) be held in English. The seminar is a very good preparation for writing a literature-based master thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management.

Requirements: good English skills, good understanding of statistics and econometrics, lecture “HR: Personnel Management” advantageous but not required

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), GBM (MA), DFM (MA), ReWi (MA)

Semester: every other winter semester 

Exam: Seminar paper, presentation

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning and research assistants

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Forschungsseminar

Type: Seminar (empirical)

Content: This seminar is aimed at advanced master students and doctoral candidates who want to write their master or qualification thesis in the broad field of human resources and education. Participants will carry out their own empirical research project based on a given (or their own) data set. The topic is determined individually. The seminar is a very good preparation for writing an empirical master thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management.

Requirements: very good English skills, very good understanding of statistics and econometrics, lecture “HR: Empirical Personnel Research” advantageous but not required

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), DFM (MA)

Semester: every semester 

Exam: Seminar paper, presentation

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Personalmanagement: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und rechtliche Fragen

Type: Seminar

Content: This interdisciplinary literature seminar is aimed at students with a special interest in the intersection between economics and law. The students work independently on an interdisciplinary topic. The main topics vary (e.g. personnel management, corporate governance) and will be announced at Digicampus in advance. The seminar is a good preparation for writing a literature-based master thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management.

Requirements: good English skills, basic knowledge in HR management and/or Labour Law

Eligibility: BWL (MA), EPP (MA), ReWi (BA), ReWi (MA)

Semester: some summer semesters

Exam: Seminar paper, presentation

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Michael Kort (Faculty of Law), Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning (Faculty of Business and Economics)

Contact: Stephanie Funk

German name: Seminar für Abschlussarbeiten

Type: Seminar for the supervision of final theses

Content: The seminar for final theses accompanies the writing of the master thesis. In regular sessions, the identification of relevant literature, the categorisation and evaluation of scientific literature and the writing of master theses are discussed in detail. In open discussion rounds, problems related to one's own work can be continuously discussed in small groups. In addition, up to two interim presentations to fellow students and supervisors are possible, in which students can present initial results, ask questions and discuss problems. Participation in the seminar is voluntary but is strongly recommended.

Requirements: detailed information on the requirements can be found on the page for final theses.

Date: every semester

Exam: Written master thesis

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning and research assistants

Contact: Stephanie Funk

 

Legend:

L: lecture

T: tutorial

S: seminar

WiSe: winter semester

SuSe: summer semester

(?): anticipated

Courses in the current semester

Lectures

 

 

(applied filters: semester: SS 2020 | institute: Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning - Global Business and Human Resource Management | course types: Vorlesung, Vorlesung + Übung)
name lecturer type language
International Business and Economics (presumbly Exam only; no lecture) Welzel

Peter Welzel,

Warning

Susanne Warning

Vorlesung englisch
Personalpolitik (voraussichtlich Klausur ohne Vorlesung) Warning

Susanne Warning

Vorlesung deutsch
Organisation und Personalwesen (voraussichtlich Klausur ohne Vorlesung) Lehmann

Erik Lehmann,

Warning

Susanne Warning

Vorlesung deutsch
Internationales Personalmanagement (GBM) Warning

Susanne Warning

Vorlesung deutsch
Human Resources: Personalmanagement (Master) (Vorlesung) Warning

Susanne Warning

Vorlesung deutsch

Seminars

 

 

(applied filters: semester: SS 2020 | institute: Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning - Global Business and Human Resource Management | course types: Seminar, Pflichtseminar, Proseminar, Proseminar mit Übung, Hauptseminar, Hauptseminar mit Übung, Oberseminar, Projektseminar)
name lecturer type language
Human Resources: Forschungsseminar (Master) Warning

Susanne Warning,

Aich

Patricia-Isabella Aich,

Funk

Stephanie Funk

Seminar deutsch
Human Resources: Empirical Research in Global Business (Master) Warning

Susanne Warning,

Aich

Patricia-Isabella Aich,

Funk

Stephanie Funk

Seminar deutsch
Seminar für Abschlussarbeiten (mehrere Gruppen) Warning

Susanne Warning,

Aich

Patricia-Isabella Aich,

Funk

Stephanie Funk

Seminar deutsch
Seminar zu Personalmanagement: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und rechtliche Fragen Kort

Michael Kort,

Warning

Susanne Warning,

Schmid

Daniel Schmid,

Funk

Stephanie Funk,

Macathy

Gabriel Macathy

Seminar deutsch
Seminar zu Projects (GBM): Abschlusspräsentation am Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Warning Warning

Susanne Warning,

Aich

Patricia-Isabella Aich,

Funk

Stephanie Funk

Seminar deutsch
Projektseminar Personal und Global Business Warning

Susanne Warning,

Aich

Patricia-Isabella Aich,

Funk

Stephanie Funk

Seminar deutsch

Seminar papers

Requirements

Literature seminar: good knowledge of English

Empirical seminar: at least good skills in statistics

 

Application

All applications for seminar theses are coordinated via the central application process of the “Strategy, Management & Marketing” cluster. For more information, please visit the cluster website. Please be aware that you can only be admitted to one seminar of the cluster if your application is successful.

 

Seminar theses for master students are not part of any centralised application process. Instead, students should sign up directly to the respective event on Digicampus. Applications are open after the seminar kick-off event.

 

Process

Seminar kick-off events are usually scheduled during the first week of teaching. The exact dates and more detailed information for each seminar can be found on the respective event page on Digicampus.

 

  • Topics in Global Business (BA)
  • Concepts and Instruments of Personnel Policy (BA)
  • HR: Research in Global Business (MA)
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  • Project seminar Human Resources and Global Business
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  • HR: Empirical Research in Global Business
  • HR: Research seminar
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Final theses

Thank you for your interest in writing your final thesis at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management. We appreciate it!

 

Requirements

For detailed information regarding the requirements for the admission to a final thesis, please have a look at our guidelines for writing final theses on Digicampus (to access the link, make sure to already be signed in on Digicampus).

 

Application: Bachelor theses

The application for writing a bachelor thesis is part of the centralised application process of the cluster “Strategy, Management & Marketing”. Applications for one of the six chairs of the cluster can be submitted on Digicampus. Please visit the cluster website for more information regarding this process.

 

Application: Master theses

Applications for master theses at the Chair of Global Business and Human Resources are open following the kick-off event of the seminar for final theses. Please provide all the documents required for your application before the application deadline via Digicampus. Detailed information regarding the application process and deadline can be obtained during the initial seminar meeting as well as on the Digicampus event page for the Seminar for Final Theses for the respective semester.

 

Process

The process for writing a final thesis is linked to the cycle of our seminar for final theses. While this seminar is non-compulsory, we strongly recommend taking this opportunity. The seminars for final theses usually start at the beginning of the semester. For the exact dates, please visit the respective event page on Digicampus. Supervision of a final thesis outside of this cycle is not possible. Should you be interested in choosing your own topic for your thesis, please prepare a disposition of said topic for the first seminar session. Further details regarding this can be found in our guidelines on Digicampus.

 

 

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  • Open discussion sessions: Discussion of questions and problems
  • Non-graded interim presentation
  • No final presentation

 

 

© University of Augsburg
  • Open discussion sessions: Discussion of questions and problems
  • Non-graded interim presentation
  • No final presentation

 

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