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Management Skills winter term 2021/22

Management Skills is not a ‘normal’ seminar as you may know it from your regular studies. Instead, it is rather a workshop or a training which is held (mostly) by external trainers with long-time experience in coaching. Due to its interactive focus you will be forced to engage in discourse and to deal with your personal strengths and weaknesses.  In contrast to other seminars concentrating primarily on your study topic, our trainers will focus explicitly on your performance inside and in front of a group and give you individual feedback referring to your personal accomplishments. Thus, your presentation skills and your ability to manage a group work will improve significantly if you are willing to participate actively in the workshop.

Please note: For the moment and the upcoming semesters all courses are taught in English.

1. Different courses:

Please be aware that the diverse groups are representing different courses with different lecturers. Therefore, every group may vary in their content and type of examination.
All further information regarding the application process will be sent by e-mail via the Smail-account. Please check your Smail account regularly.

2. Dates and Content: 

Group 1
Lecturer: Veronika Seitler-Käfer
10.01. - 13.01.2022

Group 2
Lecturer: Veronika Seitler-Käfer
21.03. - 24.03.2022

Group 3
Lecturer: Kerstin Meyenschein
13. - 15.12. & 17.12.2021

Group 4
Lecturer: Kerstin Meyenschein
14.03 - 17.03.2022

Group 5
Lecturer: Kerstin Meyenschein
01.03. - 04.03.2022

Group 6
Lecturer: Veronika Seitler-Käfer
07.03. - 10.03.2022

Group 7
Lecturer: Alexander Edeling
07.02. - 10.02.2022

Group 8
Lecturer: Zeynep Karagür
10./11.01 & 17./18.01.2022

CEMS/MIM Management Skills:

CEMS Group
Lecturer: Veronika Seitler-Käfer
01./02.12. & 08./09.12.2021

3. Registration and Admission:

The registration to the course is made via KLIPS 2 at the 2nd enrolment period - from September 2nd - 23rd, 2021 - and students from advanced semesters are prioritized. At the end of the 2nd enrolment period (October 6th, 2021), you will see in KLIPS 2 if you were admitted to the course. Please note that KLIPS 2 prioritizes students enrolled in higher semesters.
Please do not forget to prioritise your favourite dates after the course assignment. https://klips2-support.uni-koeln.de/en/

1. All students with an admission at KLIPS 2 will receive further information by E-Mail via their Smail-account on October 6th, 2021.
2. A change of groups with other students is not possible. Therefore please prioritise your favourite groups!
3. All students have to register for the exam via KLIPS as well and before October 22nd, 2021.

4. Deregistration:

In case you have already registered for the exam but, however, do not want to take part in the course, you have to inform the WiSo-Career-Service till October 22nd, 2021. Otherwise, you will receive a failed attempt.

5. Further information:

1. On November 8th, 2021, you will receive a preparation exercise via ILIAS or by Mail that has to be prepared (if not communicated differently by the lecturer) until the beginning of the course. This exercise is part of your exam and will count for your final grade.
2. This exercise distinguishes in type and range according to the lecturer! The diverse groups are representing different courses with different lecturers. Please take a look at the description of our courses!
3. Further information regarding the preparation of the task will be given on November 8th, 2021 or by your lecturer.

6. Other Examination:

All further examination (term paper; portfolio…) will vary in type and range depending on lecturer, but the scope of examination is nearly the same in all courses.

7. Attendance: 

At the WiSo-Faculty there is no obligation to attend lectures. Nevertheless, we advise to attend this seminar regularly and actively as this course is different from other seminars in your studies. Only by participating actively you can acquire management skills and consequently derive the highest benefit for your personal development. As interaction represents the focus of this course, your attendance and commitment is required. Additionally, the oral presentation during the course counts 50% of your final grade.

In case you cannot participate because of urgent reasons please inform us immediately. If you do not appear at the presentation due to illness reasons you need to submit a medical certificate as the presentation is part of your exam. You can find further information related to attendance in your examination regulations.

8. Organisational issues:

If you have got any questions related to the course organisation (admission, free places), please write an E-Mail to managementskillsSpamProtectionwiso.uni-koeln.de.
For any questions regarding the content (e.g. preparation task ...) please contact your lecturer.

9. CEMS/MIM Students + CEMS/MIM Management Skills:

Please note: CEMS/MIM Students and Incomings enrol for the course at 2nd enrolment period as well.

10. FAQ

Change of groups
A change of groups with or without other students is not possible – even if there are free places in other groups.

Please prioritise the groups at the 2nd enrolment period. How to prioritise courses:  https://klips2-support.uni-koeln.de/en/ 

For students of M.Sc. Business Administration, for students of M.Sc. International Management and incoming students the seminar is graded from 1.0 to 5.0.

Students still studying in the "old PO (2015)" will only be assessed as passed/not passed.


The courses will be held in English.

Free places after admission via KLIPS 2

The waiting list for the winter semester 2020/21 is managed via Klips. Therefore you don't need to contact us via Mail. Please be informed that students enrolled in higher semesters will be prioritised.