Innovation and Leadership

Semester: Winter Term
Course Type: Lecture
Location: Hybrid (see particular lectures for format)
Time: Friday, 13:15 – 16:30
Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 5 ECTS/ 4 SWS
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Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein
Matthäus Wilga, M.Sc., M.Sc.
Dr. Martin Schymanietz

[ Findet im WS 21/22 statt / Is offered in winter term 21/22 ]

Creating a sustainable innovative environment is a leadership task. In order to succeed at this task, leaders must develop innovative abilities to deal with the challenges inherent in a business environment characterized by fluid, unstructured and changing information. The aim of this course is thereby twofold.
First, the course delineates and describes different yet emerging innovation tools, organizing them into a coherent set of classes. Each class of tools is described using a set of up-to-date business cases that depict the current status of the information systems.
The second aim of this course is to get an overview of how to structure leadership systems towards innovation, how leaders can motivate to foster innovative thinking and what new forms of innovation (e.g. open innovation) mean for the definition of leadership.
In doing so, this lecture represents an Idea Transformation Class as students are encouraged not only to merely develop, but to actively deploy specifically developed concepts.

Registration via StudOn starting on 27th September, ending 11th October. Furthermore, an examination application is obligatory via myCampus (in the examination registration period).

Lecture dates:

=> The lecture will take place mostly online.

=> Certain sessions and meetings with the lecturers will take place in a hybrid format:

  • FAU students will be required to attend in person
  • Exchange students not able to travel to Germany and EELISA students will be able to participate and interact with physically present persons via a virtual channel


Date                     Timeframe                        Location

22.10.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

29.10.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

05.11.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

05.11.21              16:00 – 19:00                   LG 0.142 (+ virtual channel for intern. students)

12.11.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

19.11.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

03.12.21              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

10.12.21              13:15 – 16:30                   Online

17.12.21              12:15 – 14:30                   Online

14.01.22              13:15 – 14:45                   Online

21.01.22              13:15 – 16:30                   Online

22.01.22              13:15 – 16:30                   Online


More information on the course setting and format of lectures in the kick-off session on 22nd October.