Chair of Social Business
The Chair of Social Business offers a variety of courses within the bachelor and master programs. We further teach in the MBA and the Executive Education program as well as in the doctoral summer school. You will find a detailed overview of all courses below.
Overview of the courses
- Doctoral Studies
Qualitative Research Methods: This course aims at helping students to implement qualitative research methods within their doctoral research. We discuss theoretical orientations in interpretive research, sampling issues as well as methods of data collection and data analysis.
Research Methods: This course equips students with the skills to conduct independent, high-quality studies in the field of business and management. The course covers all aspects of the research process from choosing a topic, formulating a research problem, developing an appropriate research design, through to collecting and analyzing data, and writing the thesis.
Responsible Leadership: Students learn the fundamentals of how to cope with the multifunctional and multidimensional problems of leadership in and of an organization, relating to for example sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This is achieved by case studies, exercises and discussions on topics that help students to reflect on what their values, beliefs and attitudes are.
MOOC Social Innovation: This course offers a profound introduction on the principles, concepts and theories of social innovation and how they can help to solve societal problems. Students will get an overview of important literature and debates regarding social innovation. The course consists of an online course combined with interactive workshops.
Social Business and Social Entrepreneurship (SBSE): In this innovative course format, students gain an overview over the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social business. In a 4-week consulting project established social entrepreneurs act as clients and students are asked to develop solutions for their most pressing challenges. In past years diverse social enterprises have received consultancy from students, such as: Apopo, Ashoka, Book Bridge, Chancenwerk, Deutschland rundet auf, Dialog im Dunkeln, Fair Observer, Futurepreneur, GreenMania, Hundebande, LAETO, Mensch! Westend, More Than Shelters, Rock-your-life, Social Streetfood, Streetfootballworld, TeamU, Was habe ich? Impressions on the course can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ELVDWz
Qualitative Research Methods: The course is part of the module research methods. It aims at helping master students to successfully prepare research papers and their master thesis. Students will get to know a ‘toolbox’ they can use for collecting and analysing qualitative data. Furthermore, students will learn how to avoid possible pitfalls within the process of academic writing.
Business & Society: The course focuses on four main topics: 1.) The role of businesses in society and corporate social responsibility, 2.) Globalization and business-government-relations 3.) Management of civil society organizations, 4.) Business models with a social mission (e.g. social entrepreneurship, social business).
- Executive Education
Social Business and Social Entrepreneurship (SBSE): This certificate course for executives offers insights into the management of and consultancy for foundations, social enterprises and social businesses.
- Further Courses (Bachelor, MBA and MSc)
VIP Curriculum – „Very Inspiring Personalities“: This course facilitates an intense exchange with a number of very successful and inspiring personalities. The students get the opportunity to learn about and to reflect on the VIPs life stories and personal development, career paths, values, aspirations and challenges. The objective of the course is to provide students with the inspiration, knowledge and analytical capabilities central to personal growth, professional success and self-fulfilment.
- Thesis Opportunities
Bachelor and master thesis: Bachelor and master students interested to focus their thesis on a topic related to our teaching and research fields are most welcome to contact us to discuss potential topics.