Volker Hoffmann: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Volker Hoffmann
LehrgebietNachhaltigkeit und Technologie
Adresse
Nachhaltigkeit und Technol. D-MTEC
ETH Zürich, WEV J 412
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
Telefon+41 44 632 05 40
Fax+41 44 632 10 45
E-Mailvhoffmann@ethz.ch
DepartementManagement, Technologie und Ökonomie
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
351-0778-00LDiscovering Management
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC. This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01.
3 KP3GB. Clarysse, M. Ambühl, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, P. Schönsleben, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim
KurzbeschreibungDiscovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.
LernzielDiscovering Management combines in an innovate format a set of lectures and an advanced business game. The learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. The objective is to introduce the students to the relevant topics of the management literature and give them a good introduction in entrepreneurship topics too. The course is a series of lectures on the topics of strategy, innovation, corporate finance, leadership, design thinking and corporate social responsibility. While the 14 different lectures provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interactive business game. The purpose of the business game is to analyse the innovative needs of a large multinational company and develop a business case for the company to grow. This business case is as relevant to someone exploring innovation within an organisation as it is if you are planning to start your own business. By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and company success.
InhaltDiscovering Management aims to broaden the students' understanding of the principles of business management, emphasizing the interdependence of various topics in the development and management of a firm. The lectures introduce students not only to topics relevant for managing large corporations, but also touch upon the different aspects of starting up your own venture. The lectures will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.
The course broadens the view and understanding of technology by linking it with its commercial applications and with society. The lectures are designed to introduce students to topics related to strategy, corporate innovation, leadership, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, value chain analysis, corporate social responsibility, and business model innovation. Practical examples from industry experts will stimulate the students to critically assess these issues. Creative skills will be trained by the business game exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of Chief Innovation Officer of a large multinational company. As they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with, the students will have to develop an innovative business case for this multinational corporation. Doing so, this exercise will provide an insight into the context of managerial problem-solving and corporate innovation, and enhance the students' appreciation for the complex tasks companies and managers deal with. The business game presents a realistic model of a company and provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyse the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDiscovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
363-0387-00LCorporate Sustainability3 KP2GV. Hoffmann
KurzbeschreibungThe lectures addresses the assessment of corporate sustainability and its links to strategy, technology, and finance. Students learn why sustainability matters for managers and how businesses can act towards it. E-modules allow students to train critical thinking skills. In the 2nd half of the semester, sustainability challenges on water, energy, mobility, and food are explored in group projects.
LernzielUnderstand the limits and the potential of corporate sustainability for sustainable development

Develop critical thinking skills (argumentation, communication, evaluative judgment) that are useful in the context of corporate sustainability using an innovative writing and peer review method.

Be able to recognize and realize opportunities for corporate sustainability in a business environment
InhaltOverview of the key concepts of corporate sustainability and topics related to Water, Energy, Mobility, and Food

Business implications of sustainable development, in particular for the assessment of sustainability performance, strategic change towards sustainability, technological innovations and sustainability, and finance and corporate sustainability.
Critical thinking skills for corporate sustainability.
In-depth case studies of corporate sustainability challenges in the track phase: How to deal with environmental pressure groups? How to use the strengths of business to solve pressing sustainability problems? How to catalyze technological innovations for sustainability? How to invest money in a sustainable way?
SkriptPresentation slides will be made available on moodle prior to lectures.
LiteraturLiterature recommendations will be distributed during the lecture
363-0511-00LManagerial Economics
Not for MSc students belonging to D-MTEC!
4 KP3VS. Rausch, V. Hoffmann
KurzbeschreibungManagerial Economics beschäftigt sich mit der Anwendung ökonomischer Theorien und Methoden auf die Probleme der Entscheidungen von Marktakteuren. Der Kurs behandelt ökonomische Konzepte der Optimierung, der Konsumententheorie, der Theorie der Firma, der Industrieökonomik und der Entscheidungsfindung unter Unsicherheit. Theoretische Aspekte werden anhand von angewandten Methoden aus der numerische
LernzielDer Kurs bietet sowohl Bachelor als auch Master und PhD Studenten in MAVT eine Einführung in die Anwendung ökonomischer Konzepte für die Lösung von Managemententscheidungsproblem innerhalb einer Firma. Neben der Beschäftigung mit relevanten ökonomischen Theorien, sollen Studenten angewandten Methoden aus der numerischen Analyse, Statistik, Spieltheorie und Optimierung erlernen. Der Kurs beinhalt drei Vorlesungen von Professor Hoffmann, die sich auf relevante Management-Fallstudien konzentrieren.
LiteraturMikroökonomie (Pearson Studium - Economic VWL) Gebundene Ausgabe, August 2013, Robert S. Pindyck, Dr. Daniel L. Rubinfeld.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDer Kurs richtet sich sowohl an Bachelor als auch Master und PhD Studenten und bietet eine Einführung in die ökonomischen Konzepte und quantitativen Methoden, die für die Lösung von Managemententscheidungsproblemen von Relevanz sind. Für eine erfolgreiche Belegung des Kurses ist kein spezielles Vorwissen im den Bereichen Ökonomik und Management erforderlich.
363-1028-00LEntrepreneurial Leadership Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Limited number of participants.

Students apply with motivation letter, CV and a transcript of records no later than 22.8.2016.
Earlier applications welcome. Send application to mtec-els@ethz.ch.
Once your application is confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
4 KP3SC. P. Siegenthaler, P. Baschera, S. Brusoni, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, G. von Krogh
KurzbeschreibungThis seminar provides master students at MTEC with the challenging opportunity of a real case on strategy, innovation and leadership in close collaboration with the top management of leading Swiss technology company.
LernzielIn your team, you will work on a specific assignment that flows from the current strategic agenda of the board. While gaining substantial insights into the structure, dynamics and challenges of the industry, you immerse into the business model and strategic landscape of the corporate partner. You visit their headquarter, conduct interviews with members of the management team as well as internal and external experts before you discuss your ideas with top executives. To secure impact, it is key that you formulate your recommendations from a deep understanding of the authentic leadership culture of the corporate partner.
InhaltIn this endeavour you are coached and supported by
- Gudela Grote, Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology
- Stefano Brusoni, Chair of Technology and Innovation Management
- Claude Siegenthaler, Business School Lausanne / The St.Gallen MBA
- Georg von Krogh, Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation
- Pius Baschera, former Chair of Entrepreneurship
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPlease apply for this course via the official website (www.mtec.ethz.ch) - to be opened by end of May 2016. Apply no later than August 22.
The number of participants is limited to 18.
ECTS: 4
Participants receive a certificate.