Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.    understand the criticality of defining and choosing an appropriate leadership communication style for the given management context
2.    employ relevant theoretical frameworks to analyse, plan and implement effective managerial communications
3.    construct sound, compelling and convincing arguments targeted at internal corporate stakeholders

Credits: 6

Schedule: 22.04.2021 - 27.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Michael Baker

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Michael Baker

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Management Communication is intended to help students think strategically about internal managerial communications. The course will provide a set of managerial communication best practices derived from both research and experience, and give students ample opportunity to implement these guidelines. Comprehensive feedback on messages targeted at internal stakeholders will allow the student to enhance his/her performance as a managerial communicator.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments 90%
    Class contribution 10%

  • Applies in this implementation:

    he course has a pre-work, 4 assignments and other required ungraded work.


     Readings and 2 pre-assignments. Individual.



     Bad-news message. Group



     Managerial proposal. Group.



     Transformational speech. Individual.



     Project presentation and executive summary. Group.



     Preparedness for class; contribution to group activities.


    Deadlines: To pass the course
    all assignments must be completed by the given deadlines. The due date
    for each assignment is clearly stated on the respective submission box.
    Please upload the final versions of each of your assigments (pdf) by the
    given deadlines.

    Grading criteria: Assignments are assessed using preformulated rubrics on a scale of 0-5.

    EBC grading criteria: 4.5 and above is a 5; 3.5-4.49 range is a 4; 2,5-3,49 range is a 3

    take a look at these grading criteria (in submission boxes) before you
    start work on the given assignment, and also before you submit your

    Team assignments: Only one group member needs to submit your team's assignment.

    Re-do or extra assignments not possible: Students are not able to re-do assignments, or do extra assignments to improve grades or make up for absences.

    Class contribution:
    This is a highly practical and experiential course so attendance is
    mandatory. However, one absence during the course is possible if a
    student has a valid reason. This will result in a 20% reduction of the
    class participation grade. More than one absence will result in not
    passing the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching: 18h (mandatory attendance)
    Independent work: 142h (including mandatory pre-work)
    Total 160h (ECTS)



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    All materials on the MyCourses workspace.61A00200 Business Communication or equivalent course.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    61C00100 Managerial Communication (old degree requirements 2005)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    61A00200 Business Communication or equivalent course.61C00100 Managerial Communication (old degree requirements 2005)