Problem-Solving and Communication
- Course M.WIWI-BWL.0161 -

Course for Master's degree programs

Management Master students are required to attend the kickoff meeting on Wednesday, 01/11/2023, from 18:00-20:00 in ZHG 103.

Brief Overview
What? How?
Offering frequency every winter semester
Type of event Lecture and exercise
Recommended prior knowledge none
Type of examination Presentation (max. 20 min) in groups of 5-6 participants
Credits 6
Teaching format live
Prerequisite for participation Registration
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff

Overview of the most important dates
What? When?
Kick-off event Wednesday, 01.11.2023, 18:00 - 20:00, ZHG 103 (mandatory)
Q&A Session Tuesday, 07.11.2023, 18:00 - 20:00, ZHG 103
Inverted Classroom Sessions Friday, 17.11.2023, 8:30 - 16:00(mandatory)
Friday, 01.12.2023, 8:30 - 16:00 (mandatory)
Friday, 15.12.2023, 8:30 - 16:00 (mandatory)
Exam Friday, 12.01.2024 (mandatory)


The course provides students with practical problem solving skills and communication of the knowledge gained. The skills for problem solving refer to the systematic identification, structuring, analysis of problems. In the course, relevant tools are presented and deepened through examples with the students. The skills for communicating the knowledge gained refer to the processing, presentation and discussion of a management presentation on a case study derived from practice.
Upon completion, students will have acquired the following competencies:

  • students have an understanding of how to identify, structure, and analyze relevant problems using a systematic process
  • students are able to precisely summarize the findings of the problem-solving process using appropriate and relevant forms of presentation and to communicate them in a management-oriented manner
  • students have also expanded their group work skills and developed their communication skills in the context of presenting and discussing their findings