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Industry Spotlight on Innovation Management



#70386 / #2

WS 2020/21 - SoSe 2021

Fakultät VII

H 71

Institut für Technologie und Management

37331200 FG Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement

Salomo, Sören

Salomo, Sören

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2349419 41964 Industry Spotlight on Innovation Management

Learning Outcomes

- Understanding M&A as a viable element of an innovation stategy - Ability to apply conceptual models in M&A to specific use cases - Development of skills in defining perfomance of M&A - Ability to identify challenges of different M&A strategies - Understanding of the complex management processes from pre to post merger - Ability to perform a professional M&A investment pitch - Ability to combine theoretical concepts with practical examples of innovation M&A


- Classification of Mergers & Acquisitions as a possible instrument of an innovation strategy - Development of use cases, objectives; possibilities of a success measurement - Development of success factors vs. challenges/pitfalls in integration - Holistic assessment of innovation M&A projects (financial, technological, strategic, organizational, cultural) - Application to concrete case studies; own development of an innovation M&A investment pitch - Creation of a written argumentation on the practical relevance of conceptual work

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Industry Spotlight on Innovation Management IV 3733 L 10593 SS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Industry Spotlight on Innovation Management (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 2.0 30.0h 60.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 2.0 30.0h 60.0h
Preparation of presentation and papers 2.0 30.0h 60.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

On the basis of case studies, theory units, exercises and group work, the essential challenge of using M&A as an innovation strategy is discussed and learned. Lectures, exercises, discussions, individual work, presentations, formal peer reviews and feedback characterize this course.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

+ Basic knowledge in innovation management, organization, and marketing (e.g. modules "Organization and Innovation Management" #70202 and "Marketing and Operations Management" #70183) + Students in Master's studies

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Paper 25 written 10 pages
Group presentation 25 oral 15 min.
Test 25 written 45 min.
Essay 25 written 2000 words

Grading scale

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 25.

Registration Procedures

The registration formalities are available on the internet at

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

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