MARIHE

Master of Administrative Sciences

Modules

Modules

Systems in Transition I

Inhalte
  • The history of European cooperation in the field of education  
  • Education related policy initiatives and policies if the European Union since the adoption of the Lisbon strategy
  • The linkage of higher education policy with other policy areas in the EU (e.g. employment, regional development, research and innovation policies)
  • Key stakeholders in higher education and differences in their cultures, positions and interests
  • Main organisational structures in higher education on various levels, from individual departments, through faculties, universities to system level
  • Similarities and differences between private and public higher education institutions, as well as key differences between the university and non-university sector
  • Relationship between teaching and research, as two key activities in higher education
  • Differences, as well as similarities of higher education with respect to other public sectors (e.g. health) and with respect to other stages of education (e.g. primary and secondary education)
  • The EU and the Bologna Process
  • The Lifelong Learning Program of the European Union with a particular stress on the higher education sector
  • The “Education and Training 2020” strategy of the European Union
Lernformat

Präsenzlehre

ECTS-Punkte

5

New Public Management

Inhalte
  • New Public Management as the starting point of managerial reforms in the academic sector
  • Economic theories relevant for steering and management in the academic sector (institutional economics, principal-agent-theory, governance)
  • Application and applicability of management tools to higher education, potentials and limits of managerialism
  • Differences, as well as similarities of higher education with respect to other public sectors (e.g. health) and with respect to other stages of education (e.g. primary and secondary education)
  • The use of market mechanisms in tertiary education and research institutions
  • Case studies to illustrate the logic and limitations of New Public Management and the academic sector

 

ECTS-Punkte

5

Quality Management

Inhalte
  • Defining and assessing „Quality” in Higher Education
  • Costs and benefits of quality
  • Methods of quality assessment
  • The emergence of National Quality Agencies
  • Accountability and quality assurance
  • Self-assessment quality indicators
  • Instruments for self-auditing
  • Quallity improvement and culture change
  • Quality policy and quality plan  
  • The role of the leader in developing a quality qulture
  • Quality control, quality assurance and Total Quality Management
  • Teaching evaluation, research evaluation.  Responsible bodies/ structures for evaluation and the mechanisms, processes involved.
ECTS-Punkte

5

Management of Lifelong Learning - New Educational Markets

Inhalte
  • Policies concerning lifelong learning
  • Economics of lifelong learning
  • adult education trends and issues in Europe and at HEIs
  • organisational forms of lifelong learning activities at HEIs
  • curriculum design and development in lifelong learning
  • management of lifelong learning at HEIs (structures, processes, instruments and programmes)
  • Elements of relationships between prospective students, students and alumni and the university in the context of lifelong learning
  • The student lifecycle model
  • Student relationship management framework
  • Student data warehouse and student lifetime value
  • Marketing and service management
  • Collaborative student relationship management
  • Student segmentation
ECTS-Punkte

5

Human Resources Management

Inhalte
  • The HR context in HEI – extent of institutional autonomy for HR decisions in HEI in abour market conditions
  • Current challenges of HR management in Europe
  • Dimensions of human resource
  • Instruments and methods of strategic human resource management
  • manpower planning, staffing and workload targets, staff recruitment, staff development and appraisal of performance
  • Structures, roles and responsibilities for HR management
  • Contracts, remuneration and incentives
ECTS-Punkte

5

Research and Innovation Management

Inhalte
  • Basics of research and innovation management
  • System analysis – approaches and tools
  • Processes, projects and Instruments
  • Process and project monitoring and evaluation
  • Project selection and portfolio management
  • Managing financial resources and book keeping
  • Leadership and project management skills
  • Teamwork and networking
  • Lifecycle processes
  • ICT in implementation
  • Reporting project activities and results
ECTS-Punkte

3

German Language

Inhalte

Basic or elementary course in German 3 ECTS, levels: A1-A2

ECTS-Punkte

2

Systems in Transition II

Inhalte
  • Definitions and classifications of internationalisation, globalisation and regionalisation in the context of higher education, research and innovation
  • Introduction to the general characteristics of North American, South American and African higher education, research and innovation systems
  • Key actors (e.g. WTO/GATS, OECD, UNESCO, World Bank) and the development dynamics and modes of internationalisation of higher education (e.g. cooperative and competitive approaches, capacity building) in a global and context
  • Rationales and barriers for regionalisation and internationalisation of higher education, research and innovation in a global context
ECTS-Punkte

5

Concepts and Theories of Higher Education Research and Innovation Studies

Inhalte
  • History of higher education research and science & innovation studies
  • Higher education research and higher education, science & innovation studies as inter-disciplinary fields of research
  • Thematic areas and methods of higher education research and science & innovation studies
  • Interrelationships between research, policy and practice the field of  higher education, science & innovation studies
  • Distinguished higher education researchers, scholars, and significant research units and think tanks globally
  • Most important sources of information about recent higher education research and science & innovation studies
  • Interrelationships between institutional research (research supporting the decision making of HEIs) and higher education research

Theories of Organization and Change in Higher Education and Research Institutions

Inhalte
  • Organisation studies and general organisation theory
  • Special organisational characteristics of HEIs and research organisations
  • Designing organisation structures of HEIs
  • Organisational cultures in HEIs
  • Typologies of change and change strategies, change management and organisational development in HEIs and research organisations
ECTS-Punkte

5

Financial Management and Funding in Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Inhalte
  • Higher education, research and innovation as pubic and private goods
  • Markets and quasi markets in higher education, research and innovation
  • Financial autonomy and accountability of HEIs
  • Changing financing patterns of higher education: Global perspectives (tuition fees, cost sharing, diversified funding bases)
  • Worldwide perspectives on student financial aid and other support systems
  • Funding research and innovation: policies and practices
  • System level public funding of HEIs: allocation mechanisms, performance measurement, incentives
  • Institutional financial management: institutional funding models, cost accounting, financial planning, strategies for diversifying the funding base
  • Case exercise: designing effective system-level/institutional level funding model for a case country/institution
ECTS-Punkte

5

Entrepreneurial Higher Education Institutions and the Role of Higher Education Institutions in Innovation Systems

Inhalte
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial HEIs: concepts, theories and empirical examples  
  • Management of entrepreneurial HEIs
  • Criticism of entrepreneurial HEIs
  • National and regional research and innovation systems: actors and the dynamics of interaction
  • The role of HEIs in innovation and science policy
  • Country example: Finnish national innovation system and HEIs
  • HEIs adaptation in research and innovation systems
  • Group work exercise: Simulation on how to develop sustainable overall development strategy for an underperforming HEI in the context of research and innovation systems
ECTS-Punkte

5

Research Methods I

Inhalte
  • Basics of philosophy of science
  • Selection of research topic and formulation of research questions
  • Developing the analytical framework
  • Quantitative methods
  • Comparative methods
ECTS-Punkte

3

Finnish Language

Inhalte
  • Finnish as a Foreign Language: Survival Course in Finnish 2 ECTS,  level: A1
  • Finnish as a Foreign Language: Elementary Course 1, 3 ECTS, level: A1
ECTS-Punkte

2

Praktikum

Inhalte

practical insights and experiences into institutions in the field of research and innovation in HE: getting to know the institutions, cooperation in a certain project within the institution

ECTS-Punkte

5

Systems in Transition III

Inhalte
  • Introduction to the general characteristics of higher education systems of China and other Asian countries as Japan, India and Korea.
  • The traditional Asian higher education systems before the introduction of the Western higher education systems
  • The Western influence on the development of modern higher education systems in Asia
  • The challenges  and reforms of higher education systems in Asia  in a global context
ECTS-Punkte

5

Higher Education, Society, Governance and Policy

Inhalte
  • New challenges to higher education and the rise of the global higher educational reforms
  • Reforms in higher education management, administration and finance
  • Reforms in admission ,curriculum and teaching in colleges and universities
  • Faculty development and higher education reform
  • The roles of governments, industry and NGOs in higher education reforms
  • The roles of international organizations in Higher education reform around the world
ECTS-Punkte

5

Reforms in Higher Education

Inhalte
  • Theories and Styles of governance, management and leadership in higher education
  • The procedures and techniques of governance, management and leadership in higher educations
  • Higher educational Planning and Policy Formulation
  • The  process and approaches of educational policy
  • The theories and techniques of educational policies analysis
  • Case studies of educational policies around the world• Higher education and economy
  • Higher education and culture
  • Higher education and politics
  • Higher education and population
  • Higher education and science and technology
  • Higher education and satisfaction of basic needs
  • Higher education and sustainable development
  • Higher education traditions and modernization of higher education
  • Higher education and the global society
ECTS-Punkte

5

Research Methods II

Inhalte

Focus: quantitative methods, educational statistics, i.e.

  • The definition and features of quantitative research?
  • The basic procedures of quantitative research
  • How to sample, to collect quantitative data, to identify and process quantitative data, to present data and draw conclusions from data
  • Reflection on quantitative research and its relationship with policy making
ECTS-Punkte

5

Research and Innovation in Higher Education: Insights from Practice

Inhalte

bringing together insights and conclusions from the internship; shaping key topics in the field of research and innovation in HE for future research work

ECTS-Punkte

3

Chinese Language

Inhalte

Basic course in Chinese (KKKI1) 3 ECTS, level: A1

ECTS-Punkte

2

Leadership und Change

Inhalte
  • Leadership: state-of-the-art definitions
  • Leadership styles
  • Aspects and models for Self-Leadership
  • Self-assessment
  • Current challenges for leadership in the academic sector
  • Requirements for leadership in the academic sector
  • Concepts and key factors of organizational development and change management
  • Strategies for change in HE and research institutions
  • Case studies of change management (faculty management, Bologna implementation, implementation of new market-oriented steering and management instruments)
  • Key factors for successful change management in HE and research institutions
ECTS-Punkte

5

Management Game

Inhalte

Practical application of the following aspects in the context of a management game:

  • governance structures
  • Strategic management
  • Resource allocation
  • Leadership and change management

 

ECTS-Punkte

5

Master Thesis

Master Thesis (Management Track)

Inhalte

Colloquium, Thesis and Defence

ECTS-Punkte

20

Master Thesis (Research and Analysis Track)

Inhalte

Colloquium, Thesis and Defence/Written Maturity Exam

ECTS-Punkte

30

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