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

Management Essentials (Sommersemester 2019)

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

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2
  • ECTS: 3
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.04.2019 bis 06.05.2019
  • Lehrform: Vorlesung
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-MK Management-Kompetenzen
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-ML Management und Leitung
Data Engineering MA
Digital Health MA


This course offers an overview of the main management topics such as strategy, organization, leadership, and human resources. Management knowledge is essential for all those who at some point wish to start their own companies or strive to occupy leadership positions in existing companies. It enables a better understanding of how organizations work and of the role that individuals and teams play in organizations. Aside from the main management topics we will also address currently important issues such as new approaches to leadership, motivation, and teamwork.

Learning goals:

The students learn about the most important management functions and how to apply this knowledge to concrete challenges in organizations.

Conveyed competencies:

  • Knowledge-related competencies: strategy and strategic analyses; organizational structure; organizational culture; organizational change and innovation; individuals in organizations: personality, motivation, and behavior; team work in organizations; leadership; personnel selection; personnel training and development; performance management.
  • Methodological competencies: Case study analysis; presentation techniques.
  • Social competencies: Group work and discussions.


Griffin, R. W. (2018). Fundamentals of management. Cengage. (recommended, not mandatory)

Lern- und Lehrformen

Lecture; Group discussion; Presentations by students.


The grade will be calculated on the basis of oral participation (25%) and a group presentation in the second half of the course (75%). These percentages may be changed depending on the number of students. (The more students enroll in the class, the less oral participation will figure into the final grade.) In case of a large number of participants, there may also be a written test. Any such changes will be announced on the first  day of the course. The overall number of students will also determine the size of the groups that will present their analyses (15-20 min.) of management issues in a specific organization.

! The deadline for enrolment for this course is May 6th.


  • May 10, May 11, May 24, May 25, 2019
  • Hours: 10:00 to 16:00 on each of the above dates
  • Room number: 24./25.05.: H E.51