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EMBA Class of 2019 Completes Module “Organizational Change & Communication”

After a successful summer semester kick-off, our Class of 2019 became acquainted with new perspectives on dealing with change in organizations during the second module of the year. From 6 – 12 July, participants focused on “Organizational Change & Communication” with practice-oriented lectures from leading sociologists and change managers.
Reputed sociologists Prof. Dr. Hans Pongratz and Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek presented the latest scientific theories regarding organizational changes. These insights were supported by examples from practice in global enterprises in a presentation by Hans-Joachim Gergs, lecturer at the TUM Executive Education Center and consultant on change management at Audi AG. These new and alternative perspectives proved a welcome opportunity for participants to expand their horizons, and will surely come in handy once their final EMBA exams demand analysis of change projects.
A high-stakes case of Change Communication in global enterprises was presented by Christian Weyand, partner at Brunswick. His real case demonstrated the challenges involved in Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which made history as one of the largest corporate takeovers of the past decades. Additionally, TUM lecturer Prof. Bernd Mühlfriedel presented a case involving start-up company 12snap, followed by a barbecue.
Participants also had an opportunity to work on their personal leadership styles: During a “Self Management“ session with Dr. Martin Sulzberger, our Class of 2019 members not only reflected on their personal career roles but also their roles in society at large.
Rounding out a successful module, participants used the Alumni Welcome Event to meet and greet their new peers in the Executive MBA and Executive MBA programs and expand their personal networks.

 

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