Food: Product and Process Design

Business and Human Resources Management

Integrated course, 2.50 ECTS


Course content

Introduction to the following topics: Empoyees as success factors in modern enterprises, leadership and motivation, corporate culture and human resources management.
Operational tools for strategic human resources planning, labor law.
Types and foundation of enterprises, change management, criteria for and development of sustainable strategies, company evaluation.
Company case study for a selected topic.

Learning outcomes

Participants gain basic knowledge for taking responsibility for human resources and finances in an enterprise in food processing and production. They understand their role in an organisation.
Participants understand circumstances of human resources management and experience the use of management tools in leadership situations.
Participants are able to determin cost and benefit of investments and know traditional and unconventional sources for funding, including R&D projects.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

J. Wolf: Unternehmensführung - Das internationale Managementwissen
R. Bergmann: Strategische Unternehmensführung
H. Siegwart: Kennzahlen für die Unternehmensführung
R. Dillerup: Unternehmensführung
Business + Innovation, Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, Changement, Controlling & Management Rewiev, Organisator, Zeitschrift LO - lernende Organisation

Mode of delivery

Integrated Course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Business Courses

Assessment methods and criteria

Module Exam