Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Management Essentials - engl. (Sommersemester 2024)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Eric Kearney (Gastdozenten oder Dozenten der Uni-Potsdam)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.04.2024 - 15.04.2024
  • Examination time §9 (4) BAMA-O: 03.05.2024
  • Teaching Form: V (Block)
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
  • Course Language: English
  • Maximum number of participants: 30

Programs, Module Groups & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering MA
Data Engineering MA
Digital Health MA
Cybersecurity MA
Software Systems Engineering MA
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-ML Management and Leadership


This course offers an overview of the main topics of management. We will first cover the basics of management of organizations (strategic leadership) and will then turn to management in organizations (people management). With regard to the latter, the topics include leadership and motivation, employee satisfaction, personnel selection, training and development, and employee evaluation and compensation. Management knowledge is essential for all those who at some point wish to start their own companies or strive to occupy leadership positions in organizations.

Learning goals:

The students learn about the most important aspects of managing organizations and of managing people in organizations and how to apply this knowledge to concrete challenges.

Conveyed competencies:

  • Knowledge-related competencies: strategic management; methods in management research; personnel selection; job and work design; training and development; motivation; satisfaction; leadership; personnel evaluation; personnel compensation.
  • Methodological competencies; case study analysis; presentation techniques.
  • Social competencies; group work and discussions.




Laloux, Frederic (2014). Reinventing organizations. (recommended, not mandatory)


Lecture; discussions; presentations by students.


The grade will be calculated on the basis of a group presentation (30%) and a written assignment (70%). Both the group presentation and the written assignment will focus on management aspects in organizations that the students select themselves. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.


  • 19.04./20.04.2024 and 03.05./04.05.2024
  • Hours: 10:00 to 16:00 on each of the above dates

  • Room: H-2.57/58

  • Contact: kearney(at)uni-potsdam.de