Universität Wien FIND

040166 SE Seminar Strategic Management (MA) (2022W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Admission to the Master's programme, completion of the Minor

Class participation will be mandatory throughout the three seminar days (as well as the kick-off meeting).


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 17.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 05.12. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 07.12. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar forms part of the Major. Students will prepare and present their reports on subtopics pertaining to the seminar's overarching theme (the latter will be announced closer to the kick-off meeting).

- Introduce students to the analytical concepts necessary to understand and analyze different business models in different contexts
- Improve students' presentation skills by receiving detailed feed-back
- Enable students to write a group/individual paper on a predetermined topic

Please note that in case the circumstances surrounding the current pandemic necessitate a fast switch from teaching in the lecture halls to purely online-teaching this course will use Zoom as video-conferencing tool for its digital sessions.
We strive to offer you online-sessions of the same quality as our regular sessions, and while there might be other video-conferencing tools available, Zoom is currently the only widely used one that offers the full range of functionality we need for this course. Zoom will allow us to conduct case-based online-sessions that very closely mirror our regular, highly interactive seminar sessions.
However, Zoom is hosted and stores data outside of the EU, namely on US servers. We are thus not able to guarantee the storage and use of your data in full accordance with the GDPR, and cannot hold Zoom accountable for it either. Therefore we ask that you keep this in mind when registering and participating in this course.
To inform yourself on how Zoom processes and uses personal data, you may want to have a look at the Zoom Privacy Statement here: https://zoom.us/privacy#_Toc44414842
If your concerns about Zoom’s data security prevent you from registering for our courses we are regretful, but understand that you may want to take other courses/pursue a different specialisation instead.

Assessment and permitted materials

Your final grade will be determined based on three components:
Class participation 30%,
Group report 40%,
Presentation of your report in class 30%

Teams of three students will work jointly on pre-assigned subjects (to be announced during the kick-off meeting). Topics will be allocated by the lecturer (if possible, taking into account students' preferences), and each topic will only be handed out to one team. Teams working on survey topics may receive links to selected starting literature, however, we irrespectively expect that the teams' final reports will go significantly beyond summarizing the initial references provided by us; in fact, we expect teams to provide a synopsis of relevant literature in the field, potentially support their claims through expert interviews if appropriate and feasible, and through the use of available data.
Seminar reports (30 pages, Times New Roman font, 12, double-spaced, excluding references and appendices) must be handed in electronically via Moodle. (Please note that TURNITIN will be used in order to test all written coursework (e.g. seminar papers) for possible plagiarism.) Teams will present their research (-.ppt presentation) for 75 minutes (including Q&A) on one of the seminar dates and will attend ALL other team presentations during the seminar.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance throughout!
Group report, group presentation, individual class participation

Please note that the course may be held in a digital format if the circumstances (Covid-19) require it. In that case the requirements and assessment criteria will remain the same.

Examination topics

Group report, group presentation, individual class participation

Reading list


For further information, please refer to: https://strategy.univie.ac.at/

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.09.2022 15:07