Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.4133 The Economics of Individual Behavior in Organizations II
(The Economics of Individual Behavior in Organizations II)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick
Ansprechpartner (contact): Pascal Haase (pascal.haase[at]
Credits: 10 ECTS
Workload: 300 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.41331 / Organisationsökonomie: Individual Behavior II Seminar 60 Std (h) 240 Std (h) P 15 TN (PART)
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

M.184.2131 Organisation und Unternehmensführung

In order to write the seminar paper, basic knowledge of the contents from the above mentioned course is recommended though not obligatory.

Inhalte (short description):

​ The workload of the seminar includes writing a scientific paper (20 pages max.) and holding a presentation on the results from the fields of the economics of individual behavior. Students will have to economically analyse a relevant research question by the means of theoretical models and empirical evidence. The topics encompass a wide array of research covering the economics of individual behavior in organizations and can be extended to topics of own interest in the respective field. Reseach questions might deal with: individual behavior in every day life (e.g. gender differences, peer effects, corruption etc.) and under extreme conditions (e.g. in wars and in prison).

 A detailed list of the topics covered will be uploaded in Panda in the mid of April.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • ​should be able to analyse empirical research by the means of econometric methods.
  • should be able to write their papers by the means of scientific terminologies.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • ​ learn to choose, apply and evaluate methods in order to answer an economic research question. 
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • ​discuss and evaluate research contribution of students.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • ​ write an own scientific research paper and present the results.
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulteilprüfungen
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Hausarbeit 20 Seiten 50.00 %
    b) Präsentation 20 minutes 50.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    M.Sc. IBS, M.Sc. BWL, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Taxation, Accountingand Finance, M.Sc. Winfo, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M.Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    15 Personen
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    The language of the course is English. The paper can be written either in German or English language. The presentation has to be held in English. It is only allowed to attend the 5 ECTS or the 10 ECTS course. The number of participants is restricted to 15 students.

    Please hand in a 250-words exposé for the application until March 24th 2024 ( The chair (not the office of academic affairs) will select the students for the course based on the exposés. The chair will inform you about your selection status by the end of March 2024. ​

    The exposé should answer the following questions:
    What is your motivation to participate in the course?
    What do you expect from the course?
    What could be a research question in the area of economics of individual behavior​?

    Please contact Pascal Haase in case you have questions. 

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