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WiSe 2022/23 - SoSe 2023


Management of Corporate Crisis


Kratzer, Jan




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335200 FG Entrepreneurship und Innovationsmanagement



H 76

Evertz, Derik


Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this module, participants have the skills to recognize the phenomenon of “corporate crisis” with its causes, process, and effects as well as evaluate its practice-oriented importance. The students are also able to apply tools of crisis foresight and early crisis recognition. Equally, they are in a position to design strategies and actions within the scope of crisis management as well as to shape the management processes of insolvencies from a business point of view.


Essentials - Organizational crisis: Causes, processes, effects - Crisis management in the narrower and broader sense Crisis prevention - Risk management (in accord with German KonTraG) - Business continuity management - Management of resilience and anti-fragility Early crisis recognition - Operative and strategic characteristics of early warning systems for an early recognition of latent organizational crisis Crisis coverage - Strategies for crisis coverage - Actions for crisis coverage - Financial actions for crisis coverage - Crisis coverage during bankruptcy (in accord with German Insolvency Law Reform (ESUG)) - Crisis communication Management, leadership and behavior during organizational crisis - Appropriate leadership styles (authoritarian, cooperative, transformational etc.) - Behavioral facets of organizational crisis (intra-organizational communication, intra-personal trust and motivational perspective)

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Management of Corporate CrisisIVWiSeEnglish4

Workload and Credit Points

Management of Corporate Crisis (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
preparation and follow up15.04.0h60.0h
120.0h(~4 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
exam preparation1.040.0h40.0h
group presentation1.020.0h20.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The module consists of lectures, presentations by experts from practice and presentations by students. The lectures impart theoretical and conceptual basics of corporate crisis and crisis management. During the presentations by experts the students get an impression of crisis management from a practical viewpoint, for example in the banking sector or business consultancy and restructuring service. In teams the students work on subject-related themes and introduce the solutions in a presentation.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic knowledge of (strategic) controlling, (strategic) business management and organization.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

Group presentation25oral25 min each group
written exam75written60 min

Grading scale

Notenschlüssel »Notenschlüssel 4: Fak I, Fak VII«


Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014)

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 60.

Registration Procedures

Information is displayed on the website of the chair: https://www.tu.berlin/entrepreneurship/forschung-und-lehre/lehre/moduluebersicht/ Further information will be announced during the first lecture.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available



Recommended literature
A relevant literature list, which is updated semester by semester, is also available to the participants and will be communicated at the beginning of the course.
Eine relevante Literaturliste, die semesterweise aktualisiert wird, steht den Teilnehmern ebenfalls zur Verfügung und wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltungsreihe kommuniziert.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.
The module is especially adapted for master students.


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