European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management


Course code: 128037
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Rolf Seebauer, Michael Hathorn
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The course analyzes main theories and empirical findings related to social and emotional development. A significant part of topics will be covered including the self and social cognition, achievement, antisocial behavior, and differences in social and personality development. The impact of strong social contexts, such as business human environment, on individual development will be also reviewed.


The participants:

- will be able to recognize the psychological relationship between personality and leadership,

- will acquire techniques for developing personal skills and competences,

- will be able to work on developing social skills,

- will be able to use personal improvements in increasing business efficiency, and

- will acquire knowledge needed for managing people in business community.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Business Administration

Course Content by Units

Impact of one's own personality

Personality and social skills

Personality and development

Leadership skills and personality

Personal skills and business community

Personal skills and efficiency 

Teaching Methods

Classic lecturing

Free and interactive class discussion

Work in small groups


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