Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

MAS in Management, Technology, and Economics Information
Einführungsveranstaltung für MAS MTEC Studierende des Jahrgangs 2016-2018:
Freitag, 26.08.2016, 18.00-20.00 Uhr, Dozentenfoyer
Wahlfächer, 1. und 3. Semester
363-0311-00LPsychological Aspects of Risk Management and Technology Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 65
W3 KP2VG. Grote, J. Schmutz, R. Schneider, M. Zumbühl
KurzbeschreibungUsing uncertainty management by organizations and individuals as conceptual framework, risk management and risk implications of new technologies are treated. Three components of risk management (risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication) and underlying psychological and organizational processes are discussed, using company case studies to promote in-depth understanding.
Lernziel- understand basic components of risk management in organizations
- know and apply methods for risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication
- know psychological foundations of risk perception, decision-making under risk, and risk communication
- know organizational principles for managing uncertainty
- apply theoretical foundations to applied issues such as safety management, regulatory activities, and technology design and implementation in different domains (e.g. transport systems, IT, insurance)
InhaltThe syllabus includes the following topics:
Elements of risk management
- risk identification and evaluation
- risk mitigation
- risk communication
Psychological and organizational concepts relevant in risk management
- decision-making under uncertainty
- risk perception
- resilient organizational processes for managing uncertainty
Case studies on different elements of risk management (e.g., rule making, training, managing project risks, automation)
Group projects related to company case studies
SkriptThere is no scirpt, but slides will be made available before the lectures.
LiteraturThere are texts for each of the course topics made available before the lectures.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is restricted to 40 participants who will work closely with the lecturers on case studies prepared by the lecturers on topics relevant in their own companies (Swiss Re, Skyguide, Swisscom).
365-0351-00LPresentation Skills Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Ausschliesslich für MAS MTEC Studierende (1. Semester).
Beschränkte Teilnehmeranzahl: Minimum 10 und Maximum 12 Teilnehmer pro Kurs.

Voranmeldung erforderlich: Montag 12.09.2016 (10:00) bis Donnerstag 22.09.2016 (10:00) via Moodle
Nach Bestätigung eines definitiven Kursplatzes ist eine Belegung in myStudies ab 26. September 2016 möglich.
W1 KP1ST. Skipwith
KurzbeschreibungDieser Kurs beinhaltet wie eine Präsentation vorbereitet und vorgetragen wird. Dank dem Feedback ihrer Kursteilnehmer, des Trainers und des Videos werden sie ihre eigenen Stärken und Schwächen besser kennenlernen.
LernzielDie Teilnehmer kennen die wichtigsten Elemente einer professionellen Präsentation. Sie halten professionellere und interessantere Präsentationen als zuvor. Sie strukturieren ihre Präsentationen so, dass sie selber und das Publikum leicht folgen können. Sie kennen ihre eigenen Stärken und Schwächen. Sie können aus dem Stegreif eine Rede halten.
Sie geben ihren Kollegen konstruktives Feedback.
InhaltDieser Kurs beinhaltet wie eine Präsentation vorbereitet und vorgetragen wird. Das umfasst die folgenden Themen:
Die wichtigsten Elemente einer überzeugenden Präsentation, Struktur vorbereiteter Präsentationen, Gebot und Tabus, Umgang mit Nervosität, Einsatz von PowerPoint, Körpersprache (Gestik, Mimik, Stimme, Blickkontakt), Beantwortung von Fragen, Stegreifreden.
LiteraturSkipwith, Thomas: Die packende betriebsinterne Präsentation. BoD, Norderstedt, 2009. 2. Aufl.
Skipwith, Thomas; Reto B. Rüegger: Der Wurm muss dem Fisch schmecken. Orell Füssli, Zürich, 2011.
363-0393-00LCorporate Strategy Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Due to didactic considerations, the number of participants for this course is limited to 50.
Please register through myStudies to enroll for the course. Slots are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis (in the order of the registration date on myStudies). We will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you have any inquiries about the course, please contact the course assistant.
W3 KP2VS. Ben-Menahem
KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on the challenges in managing multi-business corporations, and covers topics related to the vertical and horizontal scope of business activities.

70% of the final grade consists of a final closed-book written exam and 30% of the final grade will consist of individual/group assignments.
LernzielCourse Topic and Learning Objectives:

Large- and medium-sized corporations play a central role in the economic activity of most developed and developing countries. Many of these organizations perform multiple business activities in multiple markets. In the face of increasing international competition, globalization, technological development, deregulation, and the emergence of new markets and industries, operating such a portfolio of business activities poses important managerial challenges forcing corporations to continuously re-consider their vertical and horizontal scope and boundaries.

The course Corporate Strategy draws from a wide range of theories and methods to develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks, debates, and developments concerning decisions associated with the management of multi-business corporations. We will cover the key questions driving a firm's corporate strategy, including:

- In what markets to compete with which businesses?
- Which activities should be performed by the firm and which should be outsourced (i.e. "make" or "buy" decisions)?
- What are the most appropriate approaches to growth and divestiture?
- How do institutional forces impact corporate strategy?

Specifically, we will examine how organizations manage their portfolio of business activities and markets to achieve competitive advantage through vertical integration, cooperative strategies such as strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate diversification, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and globalization/international strategies, and strategic renewal.


The course is a combination of lectures about concepts/methods, guest lectures, case studies/assignments, and group debates/assignments.
InhaltThe course homepage can be found at:
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesHaving participated in the course Strategic Management by Prof. Georg von Krogh/Dr. Zeynep Erden is an advantage but not a requirement.
363-0861-00LAlliance Advantage - Exploring the Value Creation Potential of CollaborationsW3 KP2GC. G. C. Marxt
KurzbeschreibungThe development of new business models coping with the constantly augmenting complexity of technologies and systems as well as the ever increasing global competition force organizations to focus on close collaboration with key partners. These alliances are key value creation opportunities and constitute the core part of this lecture.
LernzielLearning outcomes professional competence
- The students learn and understand the management basics of inter-firm cooperation and organizational networks (business models, incl. risk, communication, etc.)
- realize the value creation potentials of alliances (added value)
- understand underlying theoretical models (Transaction cost theory, principal agent, game theory)
- Identify and understand specific forms of collaboration (Strat. All., JV, Networks, M&A, etc.)
- Apply tools hands on in real companies (in coll. with companies)

Learning outcomes methodological competence
- Writing academic papers
- Developing structured documentation of interviews
- Transferring theory directly into application
- Contributing to the learning journey

Learning outcomes social competence
- Work together with industrial partners
- Improving communication skills as basics for collaboration
- Developing and applying team work skills
- Coping with conflicts resolution in teams
InhaltThe constantly augmenting complexity of technologies and systems, the increased pressure caused by competition, the need for shortening time-to-market and the thereby implied growing risks force organizations to increasingly focus on core competencies. Collaboration with external partners is a key value creation opportunity for successful ventures. This type of cooperation also has implications on daily management activities. This lecture will provide a better understanding of special requirements needed for management of cooperation issues.Content:
- Introduction to theory and management of inter-firm collaboration and networks.
- Description of the formation, management and evolution of collaborations and networks.
- Collaborations in marketing, development, manufacturing (e.g. NUMMI).
- Special forms of collaborations: mergers & acquisition (e.g. pre- and post-merger activities, joint venture, strategic alliances (e.g. Doz & Hamel, networks, virtual communities)

Learning journey:
In an introductory lecture we will give an overview of the theoretical framework and explain the concept of the lecture (Sept. 18, 2014). In weeks 2-5 you will work on a first assignment on six different aspects of the underlying framework: strategy and activities, structure and process, culture and people orientation, interaction and roles, risk and trust, knowledge and learning. This first assignment will give you the basics to participate in the second part (Oct.30-31.2014, 2014) of this seminar. There you will present the results of the first assignment and get additional theoretical input to perform the 2nd assignment. The second assignment will be to analyze real alliance projects in the partner companies. The final lesson will be used as a best practice exchange together with our industrial partners (Dec.18, 2014).
Skript- Lecture script
- Current course material
- Harvard Case Studies
- Reader with current papers
LiteraturA list with recommended publications will be distributed in the lecture.

Additional Books:
HBR Collaborating Effectively ISBN 978-1-4221-6264 4
HBR on Mergers and Acquisitions: ISBN 1-57851-555-6
Doz, Y.; Hamel, G.: Alliance Advantage: ISBN 0-87584-616-5
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe number of students participating in the lecture is limited to 30.
351-0555-00LOpen- and User Innovation Information W3 KP2GS. Häfliger, S. Spaeth
KurzbeschreibungThe course introduces the students to the long-standing tradition of actively involving users of technology and other knowledge-intensive products in the development and production process, and through own cases they develop an entrepreneurial understanding of product development under distributed, user-centered, or open innovation strategies.
LernzielThe course includes both lectures and exercises alternately. The goal is to understand the opportunity of user innovation for management and develop strategies to harness the value of user-developed ideas and contributions for firms and other organizations.

The students actively participate in discussions during the lectures and contribute presentations of case studies during the exercises. The combination should allow to compare theory with practical cases from various industries.

The course presents and builds upon recent research and challenges the students to devise innovation strategies that take into account the availability of user expertise, free and public knowledge, and the interaction with communities that span beyond one organization.

Grading is based on the final exam, the class presentations (including the slides) as well as class participation.
InhaltThis course on user innovation extends courses on knowledge management and innovation as well as marketing. The students are introduced to the long-standing tradition of actively involving users of technology and other knowledge-intensive products in the development and production process, and through own cases they develop an entrepreneurial understanding of product development under distributed, user-centered, or open innovation strategies. Theoretical underpinnings taught in the course include models of innovation, the structuration of technology, and an introduction to entrepreneurship.
SkriptThe slides of the lectures are made available and updated continuously through the SMI website:
LiteraturRelevant literature for the exam includes the slides and the reading assignments. The corresponding papers are either available from the author online or distributed during class.

Reading assignments: please consult the SMI website:
363-0884-00LIndustrial Engineering and Management Methodology for Theses in Companies Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Prerequisites: study of documents provided on the Internet and of the book Züst, R.: Einstieg ins Systems Engineering. 3. Aufl., Verlag Industrielle Organisation, Zürich 2004.
KurzbeschreibungThis course is a preparation course for theses in industry: Criteria of scientific work, writing the final report, using research resources at ETH. Using case studies, content of other lectures is discussed with regard to the special challenges during theses: Systems Engineering, Social science methods for empirical data collection and analysis, project management, presentation technique.
LernzielThe objective of this course is to provide students with a practical toolset of techniques, procedures and hints for a successful scientific thesis (Bachelor/Master/MAS Thesis) in industry. The course is held by assistants of professorships at D-MTEC.
InhaltMethodology: Systems Engineering, problem solving process, situation analysis, SWOT, objectives, solution finding, evaluation.

Social science methods for empirical data collection and analysis: how to develop a good research question: methodological awareness and practical considerations, criteria in social research: reliability and validity.
Research Designs and Strategies: qualitative and quantitative research.
Methods for data collection and analysis: observation, interview, questionnaire, document and literature analysis, and combinations.

Project Management: tasks plan, milestones, roles, communication
Scientific work: research, resources, citation, argumentation
Presentation: techniques, procedure, handouts, significance
Final report: organization, layout, figures, formal requirements, appendix

Handouts of the presentations / course materials have to be downloaded and printed out before
the course (see link above).
LiteraturFurther reading:

Haberfellner R., de Weck O., Fricke E., Vössner S.: Systems Engineering - Grundlagen und Anwendungen, 12. Auflage, Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich 2012.
Züst, R.: Einstieg ins Systems Engineering. 3. Aufl., Verlag Industrielle Organisation, Zürich 2004.
Züst, R.; Troxler, P.: No More Muddling Through: Mastering Complex Projects in Engineering and Management. 1. Auflage, Springer, Netherlands 2006.

Bryman, A.: Social Research Methods. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004.
Langdridge, D.: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology. Chapters 4 & 21. Pearson Education, Edinburgh 2004.

Poenicke, K.: Wie verfasst man wissenschaftliche Arbeiten? 2. Aufl., Dudenverlag, Mannheim 1988.
Steiger R.: Lehrbuch der Vortragstechnik. 8. Aufl., Huber, Frauenfeld 1999.
Theisen, M.R.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. 12. Aufl., Vahlen, München 2004.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is intended for students who want to carry out a thesis in industry, in general these are:

(1) MSc-students MTEC or MAVT with master thesis (MA) during the next term and supervised by MTEC, (corresponds to 3rd or 4th semester Master) and
(2) BSc-students MAVT with bachelor thesis (BA) in industry and supervised by MTEC, as well as with full MTEC focus (corresponds to 5th or 6th semester Bachelor) or
(3) MAS MTEC students in 3rd semester for MA during the next term.

Important note: Credits will only be awarded to students according to (1), (2) or (3). Prerequisites for obtaining the credit or "Testat": being present during the whole course (presence list) and prior study of documents provided on the Internet and of the book Züst, R.: Einstieg ins Systems Engineering. 3. Aufl., Verlag Industrielle Organisation, Zürich 2004.

Other students on request (limited places).

Important: the chair coaching your BA/MA defines whether the course is mandatory. Please contact your chair!

Electronic enrollment until 08.09.2015 required. Without electronic enrollment participation in the course can't be confirmed. The course is held "en bloc" at the beginning of the semester.

Date: Friday 11.09.2015 (13:15-17:00), location: HG E33.1 (ETH main building) and Saturday, 12.09.2015 (09:15-17:00), location: HG E33.1 (ETH main building). Participation at both days required (Friday afternoon and Saturday whole day).

The course is held in English; handouts are available in English.

Besonderes (deutsche Version):

Der Kurs richtet sich an Studierende, welche an einer Professur des D-MTEC eine Arbeit in der Wirtschaft schreiben werden. Im Allgemeinen sind dies:

(1) MSc-Studierende MTEC oder MAVT mit Masterarbeit (MA) im kommenden Semester, die vom MTEC betreut wird, (entspricht 3. oder 4. Semester Master) sowie
(2) BSc-Studierende MAVT mit Bachelorarbeit (BA) in der Wirtschaft, die vom MTEC betreut wird, sowie mit vollem MTEC Fokus (entspricht 5. oder 6. Semester Bachelor) oder
(3) MAS MTEC -Studierende im 3. Semester für MA im kommenden Semester.

Achtung: Kreditpunkte erhalten nur Studierende gemäss (1), (2) und (3). Testat-/Kreditbedingung: Anwesenheit während des ganzen Kurses (Präsenzkontrolle), vorgängiges Studium der auf dem Internet zur Verfügung gestellten Unterlagen und des Buches Züst, R.: Einstieg ins Systems Engineering. 3. Aufl., Verlag Industrielle Organisation, Zürich 2004

Andere Studierende auf Anfrage (beschränkte Anzahl Plätze).

Wichtig: die Professur, welche die jeweilige BA/MA betreut, legt fest, ob der Besuch der Veranstaltung obligatorisch ist. Bitte informieren Sie sich dort!

Elektronische Einschreibung bis zum 08.09.2015 notwendig. Ohne elektronische Einschreibung kann Ihre Teilnahme am Kurs nicht bestaetigt werden.

Der Kurs wird als Blockkurs zu Beginn des Semesters gehalten.

Termin: Freitag, den 11.09.2015 (13:15-17:00) im HG E33.1 und Samstag, 12.09.2015 (09:15- ca. 17:00) im HG E33.1 (ETH Hauptgebäude). Anwesenheitspflicht an beiden Tagen (Freitagnachmittag und Samstag ganztags).

Die Veranstaltung wird auf Englisch gehalten; Handouts sind in Englisch verfügbar.
363-0790-00LTechnology Entrepreneurship Information W2 KP2VU. Claesson, B. Clarysse
KurzbeschreibungTechnology ventures are significantly changing the global economic picture. Technological skills increasingly need to be complemented by entrepreneurial understanding.
This course offers the fundamentals in theory and practice of entrepreneurship in new technology ventures. Main topics covered are success factors in the creation of new firms, including founding, financing and growing a venture.
LernzielThis course provides theory-grounded knowledge and practice-driven skills for founding, financing, and growing new technology ventures. A critical understanding of dos and don'ts is provided through highlighting and discussing real life examples and cases.
InhaltSee course website: Link
SkriptLecture slides and case material
363-0345-01LRingvorlesung Einkauf Information W2 KP1VS. Wagner
KurzbeschreibungPraxis- und Theorie-Dialog zu Einkauf und Beschaffung. Referenten aus Industrie- und Dienstleistungsunternehmen beleuchten den Beitrag von Einkauf und Beschaffung zum Unternehmenserfolg. Mögliche Referatthemen: Unternehmens- und Beschaffungsstrategien, Lieferantennetzwerke, Beschaffungsorganisation, Innovationen in der Beschaffung, Supply Chain Redesign, Nachhaltigkeit in der Beschaffung.
LernzielZiel der Veranstaltung ist es einen Einblick in die praktischen Herausforderungen von Einkaufs- und Beschaffungsmanagern zu erlangen, den Einkauf als wichtige Unternehmensfunktion kennen-zulernen und seine Bedeutung für den Unternehmenserfolg zu erkennen.
InhaltPraxis- und Theorie-Dialog zu Einkauf und Beschaffung. Referenten aus Industrie- und Dienstleis-tungsunternehmen beleuchten den Beitrag von Einkauf und Beschaffung zum Unternehmenserfolg.

Die Referenten sind Führungskräfte aus den Bereichen Einkauf und Supply Chain Management sowie der allgemeinen Geschäftsführung. Sie diskutieren aktuelle Themen in Einkauf und Beschaf-fung wie beispielsweise: Unternehmens- und Beschaffungsstrategien, Lieferantennetzwerke, Beschaffungsorganisation, Innovationen in der Beschaffung, Supply Chain Redesign, Nachhaltigkeit in der Beschaffung.

Die diesjährigen Veranstaltung trägt den Titel "Einkauf und Volatilität - vor dem nächsten Frankenschock und anderen Herausforderungen"
363-0887-00LManagement Research Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
The course is mandatory for MSc students and recommended for MAS students who write their Master Thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation.
Participation to both sessions are mandatory to receive the credit, there will be no exceptions.
If a student can't take part in one of the sessions, the course has to be taken the following semester.
W1 KP1SZ. Erden Özkol
KurzbeschreibungThis course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of social sciences. The goal is to motivate students to develop an own thesis design and write scientific articles.
LernzielThis course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of social sciences. The goal is to motivate students to develop an own thesis design and write scientific articles.
InhaltThis course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of social sciences. It is an introduction into the fascinating field of research. The course shows the power of theory and literature, helps formulating intriguing research questions, provides an overview of scientific methods and data analysis, and gives hints on how to derive insightful conclusions out of results. The goal is to motivate students to find and read research papers relevant to their field, develop an own thesis design and write scientific articles.
LiteraturEisenhardt, K. M. (1989). 'Building Theories From Case Study Research', AMR, 14, 532-550.
G. Morgan and L. Smircich (1980), The case for qualitative research, AMR, 5, pp. 491-500.
K. Weick (1995), What Theory is not, Theorizing is, ASQ, 40(3), pp. 371-385-390.
Nicolay Siggelkow (2007) “Persuasion with Case Studie” AMJ Vol. 50, No. 1
R.I. Sutton and B.M. Staw (1995), What Theory is not, ASQ, 40(3), pp. 371-384.
Shah, S. K. & Corley, K. G. (2006). 'Building Better Theory By Bridging The Quantitative–Qualitative Divide', Journal of Management Studies, 43, 1821-1835.
Yin, R. K. (2003). 'Case Study Research: Design and Methods', Sage.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is mandatory for MSc. students and recommended for MAS students who write their Master Thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation - those will be served first.
· The course will be given once every semester by Dr. Zeynep Erden Özkol and the PhD students of the chair
· The course takes two days, one for lecture, one for student paper presentations. Participation to both sessions are mandatory to receive the credit, there will be no exceptions.
· Students who participate in the lecture and present a paper receive 1 credit point. The course and the presentations will be given in English.
. Students might benefit more if they take this course towards the end of their studies, before writing their master thesis.
363-0445-02LProduction and Operations Management (Additional Cases)W1 KP2AT. Netland, P. Schönsleben
KurzbeschreibungExtension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
LernzielExtension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
InhaltAdditional cases to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
363-0622-00LBasic Management Skills Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl.
Obligatorische Anmeldung an:
Seminar 1: bis 30.6.2016
Seminar 2: bis 26.9.2016
W3 KP8GR. Specht
KurzbeschreibungDieses Seminar wird in 2 Blöcken zu je 5 Tagen durchgefürht und vermittelt grundlegende, praxisorientierte Managementfähighkeiten, die die Studierenden auf die Übernahme unternehmerischer Verantwortung vorbereiten.
LernzielManagement-Verhalten anhand von praktischen Beispielen, eigener Erfahrung in Gruppen und kurzen Theorieblöcken.
Inhalt1 Grundlagen der Kommunkationspsychologie
2 Kommunikation im Business-Alltag
3 Grundlagen der Führung
4 Self-Management und Life Balance
5 Führungswerkzeuge
6 Problemlösungs- und Entscheidungstechniken
7 Leistungscoaching
8 Konfliktmanagement
9 Persönlichkeit
10 Summary-Tag, Domino-Prüfung
SkriptWird ca. eine Woche vor Seminarbeginn in elektronischer Form auf zur Verfügung gestellt
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSpezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig.

Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt: Obligatorische Anmeldung notwendig.


Voranzeige: Das Seminar 2 bezieht sich auf das FS 2017. Es kann jeweils NUR "Seminar 1" oder "Seminar 2" belegt und absolviert werden.

Seminar 1: 2 x 5 Tage

Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt: Obligatorische Anmeldung für "Seminar 1" bis 30.06.2016 an E-Mail:

Block I: 15.-19.08.2016, 9-17 h
Block II: 05.-09.09.2016, 9-17 h

Ort: tba


Seminar 2: 2 x 5 Tage

Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt: Obligatorische Anmeldung für "Seminar 2" bis 26.09.2016 an E-Mail:

Block I: 30.01.-03.02.2017, 9-17 h
Block II: 13.02.-17.02.2017, 9-17 h

Ort: tba
365-1019-00LHuman Resource Management: Skills in Practice Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

Limited number of participants: a minimum of 10 persons and a maximum of 25 persons. Please register by 27.10.2016 at the latest via myStudies

Prerequisites: Prior participation in the lecture "Human Resource Management: Leading Teams" (363-0302-00L) in Spring Semester is recommended.
W2 KP2SM.  Gubler, M. Kolbe
KurzbeschreibungBased on several core Human Resource Management processes, this seminar teaches practical skills in HRM and leadership in teams. Using a variety of interactive methods and discussions of real-life situations, it provides a highly practice-oriented approach to dealing with potential HRM- and team-related conflicts at work.
LernzielParticipants are able to cope with potentially difficult HRM-related situations they may encounter as line managers and team leaders.
InhaltBased on several core Human Resource Management processes (e.g. recruiting, performance management, reward, training and development), this seminar teaches practical skills in HRM and leadership in teams from a managerial point of view. Using a variety of interactive methods (e.g. role plays) and discussions of real-life situations, it provides a highly practice-oriented approach to dealing with potential HRM- and team-related conflicts at work. The course also includes a guest lecture on diversity and gender issues at work.
LiteraturWill be announced and published ahead of each session.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrior participation in Prof. Grote's lecture 'Human Resource Management: Leading Teams' is highly recommended.
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
Once your application is confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
W4 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 ( - to be opened by end of May 2016. Apply no later than August 22.
The number of participants is limited to 18.
Participants receive a certificate.
363-1021-00LMonetary PolicyW3 KP2VJ.‑E. Sturm, D. Kaufmann
KurzbeschreibungThe main aim of this course is to analyse the goals of monetary policy and to review the instruments available to central banks in order to pursue these goals. It will focus on the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy and the differences between monetary policy rules and discretionary policy. It will also make connections between theoretical economic concepts and current real world issues.
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of monetary economics and explain the working and impact of monetary policy.
LiteraturThe course will be based on chapters of:
Mishkin, Frederic S. (2015), The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 11th edition, Pearson. ISBN 10: 1-29-209418-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-292-09418-2
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge in international economics and a good background in macroeconomics. The course website can be found at:
365-1029-00LHarvard Business School: Financial Accounting Online Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (first semester).
The online course will be open from 19.09.2016 to 22.01.2017. Within this time, students can proceed through the course at their own convenience. Seat time is about 25 hours.

All MAS MTEC students will receive further information by e-mail on 19.09.2016.
W1 KP2SA. J. Schicker
KurzbeschreibungThis course is a web-based, online, interactive introduction to financial accounting within the context of management requirements. It has been developed by Harvard Business Publishing.
LernzielThe online course uses the case study "Global Grocer" to guide the students from company foundation with a simple balance sheet towards more complex balance sheets, income and cash flow statements. This ensures an integrated understanding of company transactions.
Inhalt1. Introductory Section
1.1 Terms and Concepts
1.2 The Balance Sheet
1.3 Income Statement
1.4 Accounting Records
1.5 The Statement of Cash Flows
2. Advanced Section
2.1 Revenue & Receivables
2.2 Inventories and Cost of Sales
2.3 Depreciation and non-current Assets
2.4 Liabilities and Financing Costs
2.5 Investment & Investment Income
2.6 Deferred Taxes and Tax Expense
2.7 Owner's Equity
SkriptThe Financial Accounting online-course is an ideal complement to the lectures "Accounting for Managers (363-0711-00)" as well as "Financial Management (363-0560-00)" with the purpose to further deepen the student's knowledge of accounting. Parts of the course content are overlapping, however, it is provided in a different context. Not covered in the online course is managerial accounting which is an important topic in the lecture "Accounting for Managers".
LiteraturNeedles & Powers (2010), Financial Accounting, 11e, South-Western College Pub
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe online course will be open from 19.09.2016 to 22.01.2017. Within this time, students can proceed through the course at their own convenience. Seat time is about 25 hours. The online course should be accessed and activated only if students wish to take and complete it.

No lectures are offered for this course. Specific course topics can be discussed with other course participants, and any questions regarding the course content will be answered by an expert on the learning platform Moodle.
363-1044-00LApplied Negotiation Seminar Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Due to didactics reasons, the number of participants is limited to 30.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of lectures "363-1039-00L Introduction to Negotiation".
W3 KP2SM. Ambühl, A. Knobel
KurzbeschreibungThe block-seminar combines lectures introducing negotiation, negotiation engineering and specific aspects of successful negotiation with the respective application through in-class negotiation case studies and games.
LernzielStudents obtain a concentrated insight into key aspects of the field of negotiations, negotiation engineering and specific aspects of successful negotiation. Multiple opportunities to apply that knowledge in different negotiation situations allow for an in-depth learning experience.
365-1035-00LQuality Management Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W3 KP2SNoch nicht bekannt
KurzbeschreibungThe design of this course is intended to introduce quality management from an operations and manufacturing viewpoint. Many of the key topics covered throughout the course can be located in the Content section below.
LernzielThis course will provide students with the underlying principles and techniques surrounding Quality Management with an emphasis on the application in manufacturing and services settings. Students will develop a working knowledge of the best practices in Quality and Process Management. Students will learn to view quality from a variety of functional perspectives and in the process, gain a better understanding of the problems associated with improving quality. The course aims to impart knowledge on the quality management process and key quality management activities. Specifically it aims to: Compare and contrast the various tools used in quality management, comprehend the concepts of customer's value, discuss the emerging tendencies toward global competitiveness, understand different perspectives on quality, explore six-sigma management and its tools, demonstrate how to design quality into product and services, describe the importance of developing a strategic plan for Quality Management, and discuss the importance of 'benchmarking' as a means of identifying the choice of markets.
InhaltMajor Topics:

Total Quality Management (TQM): Excellence in manufacturing/service, factors of excellence, applications of TQM

Process Management: Quality function development (QFD) and quality assurance systems, factors affecting process management

Benchmarking Procedures

Statistical Process Control (SPC) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) procedures

Demming's 14 points of Management

Continuous Improvement

Supplier Evaluation: Managing Supplier Quality

Manufacturing capabilities: Quality as a core focus, cost management, competencies

Environmental Factors: Turbulent environments, manufacturing intensity, uncertainty

Quality Systems Certification Policy:

Six Sigma

ISO 9001, 9002, 9003 / ISO 14001 (Environmental quality policies)


363-1049-00LContemporary Conflict ManagementW3 KP2VM. Ambühl, S. C. Zürcher
KurzbeschreibungThe course provides students with theoretical background and practical insights in conflict management in the 3 areas international, business and interpersonal (legal) relations. Students are introduced into theoretical concepts related to the research field and real world case studies including examples of international conflicts, WWI, old and new regional conflicts, business and mediation.
LernzielStudents will gain
- knowledge of history of conflict management;
- comprehension of major ideas in the theory and practice of conflict management, mediation, transformation and resolution;
- application of theoretical concepts to current conflict situations;
- evaluation of conflict situations in international relations and business.
InhaltThe following topics will be covered:
- history of international and regional conflicts;
- theoretical concepts of conflict management;
- theoretical models of arms races and conflict escalation;
- case studies in international conflicts, as well as in business.

Distinguished guest speakers will be invited.
Literatur- Jacob Bercovitch, Victor Kremenyuk, and I. William Zartman (editors) (2013): The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution. SAGE, Los Angeles, LA
- Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse, and Hugh Miall (2012): Contemporary Conflict Resolution. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK
-Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson (2012): Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century: Principles, Methods, and Approaches. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI
- Peter Wallensteen (2012): Understanding Conflict Resolution. SAGE, London, UK
- Tricia Jones and Ross Brinkert (2007): Conflict Coaching: Conflict Management Strategies and Skills for the Individual. SAGE Publications, London, UK
- Susan S. Raines (2013): Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series). Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco, CA
- William Ury (2015): Getting past no: Negotiating with difficult people. Random House, UK
- Philip D. Straffin (1993): Game theory and strategy. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
363-1051-00LCases in Technology Marketing Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 20.

Students have to apply for this course by sending a CV and an one-page motivation letter to Additionally please enroll via myStudies. Places will be assigned on the basis of your motivation letter.
W3 KP1GF. von Wangenheim, C. Grieder
KurzbeschreibungThe aim of this module is to introduce students to some key concepts in technology marketing and to familiarize them subsequently with the challenges that (marketing) managers face in technology intensive markets by using real life cases. Students will have to "solve" current and past managerial problems and will be enabled to compare their solutions with what has actually been done.
LernzielThis module should enable students to deal with the uncertainty related to challenges in technology marketing by introducing them to some key concepts and letting them apply those concepts to real life cases. The competences acquired in this module are meant to go beyond the mere understanding of the study material by improving students' problem solving capabilities, analytical skills and capacity for team work. Furthermore, students will be exposed to decision-making styles and procedures in companies.
InhaltStudents have to work on three to four real Bühler cases and present the solutions in class.
Solutions/ presentations will be part of the grades.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents have to apply for this course by sending a CV and a one-page motivation letter until 09.09.2015 to
365-1067-00L(Un)ethical Decision Making: Alternative and Critical Thinking in Management Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

Limited number of participants: a minimum of 10 persons and a maximum of 40 persons.

Please register by 7.9.2016 at the latest via myStudies.
W2 KP2SA. Vaccaro
KurzbeschreibungThis course is about decision making processes in complex situations involving financial, relational and ethical problems. First, it provides fundamental tools for addressing problematic situations.
Second, it discusses how stakeholders' ethical expectations and social responsibility issues can be effectively implemented and integrated in organizational systems and strategic planning processes.
Lernziel- Become familiar with tools and procedures to prevent, identify and resolve corporate fraud and crime in organizations
- Understanding the mutual relationship between financial, relational and ethical drivers in managerial decision making
- Become familiar with tools and procedures to prevent and resolve corporate crises and scandals
- Understanding the opportunities associated with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement and how to integrate CSR in organizational and strategic planning
- Create an effective CSR strategic planning process to successfully develop and implement a CSR package
- Understand a variety of strategic CSR planning tools
- Become familiar with creating deep destructive change in pursuit of dual economic and social value
Inhalt- Fraud and corruption in organizations
- Crisis management
- Personnel problems: Preventing and managing mobbing and sexual harassment
- Global criminal networks
SkriptMost classes are taught through a series of mini-cases and notes that represent real management decisions.

Some classes are complemented with readings from prominent media resources, guest speakers and experimental exercises.
LiteraturThis course is based on mini-cases that will be distributed during the classes.
(The Enrollment Key to Moodle will be provided one week before the course)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesNo Pre-course preparation as requirement.
This is an interactive course.
363-1080-00LPower and LeadershipW3 KP2SP. Schmid
KurzbeschreibungStudents will learn about different leadership styles and how power and leadership play out in social interactions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of implementation and application to the workplace.
LernzielThis course will enhance students' understanding of the complexity of hierarchical relationships in the workplace in weekly lessons that include lectures, analysis of leadership situations (e.g., case studies), exercises, and group discussions. More specifically, students will be informed about how power shapes people's behaviors and decision-making processes. They will learn to analyze the different elements that make a good leader including personality traits, behavior, and skills. With case studies and small group exercises, students will learn to evaluate different types of social and emotional skills related to leadership and will be encouraged to reflect upon their own communication skills and leadership potential. The course further addresses integrity and ethics in leadership.
Class presence is mandatory.
365-1083-00LManaging the Technology Driven Enterprise Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (third semester).

Limited number of participants: a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 persons.

Please register through myStudies to enrol for the course no later than 10.10.2016.
W2 KP1SP. Bubenzer
KurzbeschreibungThis interactive course provides leaders in technology-driven enterprises with critical insights and tools for addressing key challenges in innovation management.
LernzielThis course offers an intensive, two-day integrated learning experience to provide leaders in technology-driven enterprises with critical insights and tools for tackling key innovation management challenges. The course combines an innovate set of lectures with practical case studies and group exercises taught by seasoned industry executives with experience in technology-driven start-ups and large firms in a variety of industries. Unlike more traditional courses, this is a highly interactive immersion into real-life challenges where established frameworks and contemporary models are used to develop leadership capabilities in technologically complex business environments. This course is thus designed to particularly suit the needs and expectations of engineers or other technology specialists who intend to develop into more general leadership roles in technology based enterprises.
InhaltThis course is tailored to, firstly, enable participants to understand key concepts of technology and innovation management and, secondly, gain practical "real-life based" leadership skills that improve their ability to implement massive innovative change in today's dynamic global work and marketplace. In consequence, the first part of the course explores foundational frameworks in technology and innovation management with a particular focus on the evolution and adoption of technology-based innovations. The second part of the course, then, provides tools for successfully implementing innovation initiatives at all levels - individual, project and organization.
LiteraturLiterature and readings will be announced beforehand.
363-1082-00LEnabling Entrepreneurship: From Science to Startup 1 Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Students should provide a brief overview (unto 1 page) of their business ideas that they would like to commercialise through the course. If they do not have an idea, they are required to provide a motivation letter stating why they would like to do this elective.

The total number of students in this first batch will be limited to 30. It is preferable that the students already form teams of at least two persons, where both the team-members would like to do the course. The names of the team-members should be provided together with the business idea or the motivation letter submitted by the students.

The students should submit the necessary information and apply before 21st September 2016 to They will be intimated by 23rd September 2016 to confirm if they have secured a place.

Once the application has been confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
3 KP2VA. Sethi
KurzbeschreibungParticipants form teams and identify an idea, which is then taken through the steps necessary to form a startup. The primary focus of the course is geared to technology startups that want to reach scale.
LernzielParticipants want to become entrepreneurs.
Participants can be from business or science & technology
The course will enable the students to identify an idea and take all necessary steps to convert it into a company, through the duration of the two semesters.
The participants will have constant exposure to investors and entrepreneurs (with a focus on ETH spin-offs) through the course, to gain an understanding of their vision and different perspectives.
InhaltParticipants start from idea identification, forming team, technology and market size validation, assessing time-to-market, customer focus, IP strategy & financials, to become capable of starting the company and finally making the pitch to investors.

The seminar comprises lectures, talks from invited investors regarding the importance of the various elements being covered in content, workshops and teamwork. There is a particular emphasis on market validation on each step of the journey, to ensure the relevance of the idea, relevance to customers, time to market and customer value.
Sethi, A. "From Science to Startup"
ISBN 978-3-319-30422-9
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course is only relevant for those students who aspire to become entrepreneurs.

Students applying for this course are requested to submit a 1 page business idea or, in case they don't have a business idea, a brief motivation letter stating why they would like to do this course.

This will be in two modules (autumn and spring), which will run in two consecutive semesters. Priority for the second semester will be given to those students who have attended the first semester.
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