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Strategic Leadership, Group C

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2023
Dr. Steffen Löv, Juniorprof. Dr. Pisitta Vongswasdi, Juniorprof. Dr. Lukas Löhlein
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

Strategic leadership is the practice of adding value to an organization by influencing, inspiring, and coordinating activity in a way that enhances long-term prospects while meeting short-term requirements. Rather than being an individual activity, leadership is co-construed within social groups at various levels of the organization. Set against the backdrop of leadership theory, students learn about their own leadership style, further developing it as they work through a number of common leadership challenges.

Learning topics include:

  • Foundations of leadership
  • Leadership context
  • Leading people and teams
  • Leadership development
  • Leading through crisis
  • Strategic decision-making
Date Time
Friday, 20.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 24.01.2023 08:00 - 11:15
Monday, 30.01.2023 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 08.02.2023 08:00 - 11:15
Wednesday, 22.02.2023 08:00 - 11:15
Thursday, 23.02.2023 09:45 - 11:15
Thursday, 23.02.2023 15:00 - 16:30
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of leadership and help build their leadership repertoire. The theories and practices taught in this course are applicable in a wide array of positions in all types of organizations students may enter. The principal aims of the course are:
  • to provide students with a broad and critical understanding of the key issues and concepts in leadership.
  • to stimulate both appreciation and consideration of current leadership theory and research.
  • to allow students to reflect on their own experience, extrapolate and develop better leadership skills.
  • to prepare students for future roles in which they need to work with individuals and groups in organizations.
Robbins, S. & Judge, T.A. (2019). Organizational Behavior (18). London: Pearson. For each session, the slides contain references to additional literature. You are strongly encouraged to read at least a few original articles per lecture.
Total: 90 points

Final written exam: 60 out of 90 points

Business Simulation: 20 out of 90 points

Individual Reflection on Business Simulation: 10 out of 90 points

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