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040058 VO ABWL Management I (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

Bitte beachten Sie, es gibt zwei Prüfungen zu dieser LV:
3 ECTS - 040058 VO ABWL Unternehmensführung I/ 040058 VO ABWL Management I
4 ECTS - EC: Modulprüfung Unternehmensführung (inkl. selbständiger Lektüre)/ EC: Exam Management (incl. independent reading)

Selbststudium im EC:
Picot, A., Dietl, H., Franck, E., Fiedler, M., & Royer, S. (2015). Organisation : Theorie und Praxis aus ökonomischer Sicht (7.Auflage). Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.



Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

regular exam (3 ECTS): To register use the links provided on this page.
EC exam for the alternative extension (4 ECTS, and additional examination material): To register open the EC-ufind entry, there you will find the link to the EC-exam registration.

Thursday 22.10. 15:00 - 15:30 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 19.11. 15:00 - 15:30 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 15:00 - 15:30 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 15:00 - 15:30 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Overview and basic conceps
2. Strategy
- Introduction
- Five Forces Model
- Firms as part of the value chain
- Market entry and barriers
- Diversification und substitution
- Models of competition
- Competition and cooperation
3. Organizational structure
- Measures of efficiency
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Business processes
4. Human resources
- Personnel selection
- Motivation and incentives

The course is taught in 'Blended learning' format. Course content is provided in the form of videos (screencasts) on Moodle. To monitor you progress, there will be four online quizzes, outcomes of the quizzes and additional questions will be discussed in in-class sessions. If it is not possible to hold in-class units because of Covid-19 restrictions, these units will be replaced by online chat sessions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Please note that to take the exam for this lecture you need to register for the specific exam date (registration to the lecture does not automatically register you to the exam also). Students not registered for the exam cannot be graded!
Please be aware also that there are two different exams for this lecture. One is the regular exam (3 ECTS), the other is the exam for the alternative extension (4 ECTS, and additional examination material). Please make sure that you are registered to the right exam before the registration period is over!
A change in registration ex post is not possible! If you are unsure about which exam you need for your studies please contact your SSC.
Prerequisites to take part in the exams:
regular exam (for BA Bus. Admin/Int. Bus. Admin.): StEOP
MC-exam: PM1 Introduction to Business Administration
Updated exam procedure due to Covid-19 (20.05.2020):
55 multipe choice questions (1 point each)
1 open-ended question (20 points)
The exams for this lecture are planned as in-classroom examinations. Should changed covid-19 regulations prevent this, the exam will take place as an online-exam on Moodle. To this:
Quality control measures to ensure fairness in the exam: Turnitin for submissions + short, oral spotchecks via videoconference

BE AWARE: Any communication software opened and active during the exam will be treated as an attempt to cheat. Make sure to close any such sofware before starting the exam.

65 multipe choice questions (65 points)
1 open-ended question (10 points)

Bonus points
*You can earn a maximum of 10 bonus point in the course.
*A maximum 8 points of these can be earned through the 4 online quizzes.
- You will need a Moodle-enabled electronic device to take part in the quizzes
- Dates of the quizzes will be announced on Moodle. The quizzes will be accessible only during the indicated times.
*2 bonus points can be earned through an additional assignment (details to be announced during the lecture)
*You can achieve 100% in the exam, without the bonus points.
*1 bonus point is the equivalent to 1 exam point.
*The bonus points will be valid for the exam at the end of January 2021, and the two following exam dates.

dates of the quizzes:
22.10.2020 15:00
19.11.2020 15:00
10.12.2020 15:00
14.01.2021 15:00

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The goal of this course is to provide a thorough introduction into fundamental problems of management, in particular strategy, organizational design and human resource management. The course mainly takes an economic perspective, which is enriched by relevant results of behavioral research. The main focus of the course is on the relationship between strategic behavior of firms, their internal organization structures, and the individual behavior of members of the organization.

Examination topics

Lecture and classroom discussions. Supplementary material is provided via the e-learning platform
Students can register themselves for Moodle!

Reading list

!!! Extra-Reading mandatory for the EC-Exam:
Picot, A., Dietl, H., Franck, E., Fiedler, M., & Royer, S. (2015). Organisation : Theorie und Praxis aus ökonomischer Sicht (7.Auflage). Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.

Information on additional reading can be found on the e-learning platform

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 11.02.2021 15:28