Major Organisation and Personnel (40 ECTS)

The Major Organisation and Pesonnel consists of two parts, Organisation and Personnel I and II, each of which is worth 20 ECTS, and which together make up the 40 ECTS for the Major. Organisation and Personnel I on its own can also be chosen as a Minor.


Occupational profile
  • Management
  • Management consultancy
  • HR expertPersonell Developement and Recruiting
  • HR management

Organisation and Personnel I (20 ECTS)

The module aims to convey the essential concepts of the analysis of organizations and personnel management with an emphasis on the economic perspective, complemented to an appropriate degree by behavioral and social science aspects.

This module can also be chosen as a Minor.

Recommended preparatory courses from the introductory phase

  • Management I - Organization and Personnel (MA)
  • Management II
  • Decision and Game Theory (MA)

Elective Module

Organisation and Personnel I

  • KU Contracts, coordination and incentives (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Organization Theory I (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Personnel Economics I (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • SE Seminar Organization and Personnel (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Sociology of Organizations (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)

Organisation and Personnel II (20 ECTS)

This module aims at building on the knowledge acquired in the first module and delve further into the realms of organization and personnel management and related topics.

Elective Module

Organisation and Personnel II

12 ECTS from mandatory courses:
  • KU Organization Theory II (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Data Analysis on Organization and Personell (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Personell Economics II (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
+ 8 ECTS from elective courses:
  • KU Empirical Methods in Decision Sciences (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Psychology of Work and Labour (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Incentive Contracts (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • UK Quantitative Methods in Industrial Organization and Competition Policy (MA) (4 SWS, 8 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Decision and Game Theory II (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • UK Industrial Organization (MA) (4 SWS, 8 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Sociology of Labor Markets (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • KU Industrial Sociology (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, pi)
  • VO Economic Psychology  (MA) (2 SWS, 4 ECTS, npi)


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Fabel

room: 04.634 OMP

Administrative Support:

Elke Pendl

room: 04.630 OMP

o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Vetschera

room: 04.633 OMP

Administrative Support:

Elitsa Nestorova

room: 04.629 OMP


Literature list for the final oral examination

Content of all lectures completed within the scope of  Organization and Personnel I+II as well as:


  • Milgrom, P. and J. Roberts, Economics, Organization and Management, Prentice Hall.
  • Brickley, J.A., C. W. Smith and J. L. Zimmerman, Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture, McGraw-Hill
  • Besanko, D., D. Drabove, M. Shanley and S. Schaefer, Economics of Strategy, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Lazear, E.P., Personnel Economics for Managers, John Wiley & Sons.

Please note this is for students picking Organization and Personnel as their SECOND examination topic. If you have written your thesis in this module you will need to concentrate on the defense of your thesis and its scientific field.