3.2 GM 2: Leadership & Human Resource Management

Both courses are designed to acquaint students to get an understanding of behaviour on an ethical background inside organisations, in roles as employees or managers.

3.2.1 Individual and Group Behaviour:

Objectives: To study the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behaviour within organisations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organisation's effectiveness. To understand the basic and enduring principles developed from the study of individual and group behaviour as they apply to the workplace. To understand the principal historical and contemporary approaches to the study of individual and group behaviour. To apply a range of analytical frameworks and theoretical approaches to practical workplace situations, with a special focus in the NGO sector, e.g. critical role in group dynamics between regular and volunteer staff and intercultural mixed teams.


  • Individual processes and Personality dynamics

  • Values, attitudes and emotions

  • Content theory and Process motivation theory

  • Teamwork and Decision making

  • Social Processes and Group dynamics

  • Organisational Processes, structures and types

  • Organisational and international culture

  • Change Management approach

  • CSR and

  • Organisational Development, Teamwork and HRM

3.2.2 Human Resources and Leadership:

Objectives: To study the fundamental concept of attracting, developing and maintaining an effective workforce. The students should be able to gain familiar with the basic concept of an HRM approach (Harvard vs. Michigan approach) and in the Leadership approach, and understand the common instruments and concepts especially in an intercultural background. The students will be able to adapt the critical role of HRM and Leadership in Strategic Management in future based on the environmental change (e.g. change in demography or human attitudes) and the specific critical incidents in NGO based circumstances (e.g. working with Volunteers or in intercultural Development Projects).


  • Functions in Personnel Management (Personnel Planning, Personnel Recruitment, Personnel Development, Personnel Controlling …)

  • Organisation of Personnel Management

  • Corporate Strategy and Personnel Management

  • HRM approach

  • Leadership Theories

  • Leadership situations and styles

  • Intercultural Specifics in HRM & Leadership

  • NGO specifics in HRM & Leadership