I-Week 2017

International Week courses:


Conflict Management and Mediation

Course in InSIS – 4EK 611, classroom – NB 457

Stephan Proksch is Mediator, Management Consultant and Trainer. He is Partner of Trialogis OG (www.trialogis.at) and coordinator of the mediation course of Incite of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO). His specialization is mediation and business mediation, organizational development and team building. He obtained a business degree from Wirschaftsuniversität Wien and a PhD degree from IFF in Vienna (Organizational development) . He is author of the book Conflict Management (Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2016).

The course covers the basics of conflict management and mediation in organizations. The participants will distinguish the most important methods and find out how to apply them adequately. Additionally they will learn how to act appropriately in conflict situations.

Course syllabus:

  • Basic conflict theory
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conventional and complementary forms of conflict management
  • Benefits and limits of presented methods
  • Basics of negotiation skills
  • Techniques of conflict management and mediation
  • Conflict prevention
  • Reflection and analysis of one’s own behavioral patterns in conflict situations
  • Case analysis and role play

Introduction to Empirical Finance

Course in InSIS – 4ST 640, classroom – SB 109

Associate Professor RNDr. Ing. Peter Molnár PhD. is originally from Slovakia. He obtained a masters degree in physics from Charles University, Prague and masters degree in finance from Prague University of Economics and Business. Afterwards he moved to Norway. He obtained a PhD degree from Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway. Subsequently he worked at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and is currently employed at University of Stavanger, Norway.This course covers empirical and quantitative analyses of financial and commodity markets. With financial markets we mean stocks, currency, and bond markets. With commodity markets we mean energy, metals and agricultural markets.

Through the course, the students are expected to develop competence in conducting their own empirical analyses of asset prices. The course will consist of standard lecturing and practical exercises, interfacing econometric methods and theories and topics from finance and commodity market economics.

Course syllabus

  • Factor models – capital asset pricing model (CAPM), 3-factor model of Fama and French, 4-factor model of Carhart, Other factor models
  • Principal component analysis – Introduction to PCA with some practical examples
  • Volatility modelling – Time-varying volatility, GARCH models, Realized volatility, Range-based volatility
  • Correlation – Introduction into correlation and why it matters
  • Cointegration – Introduction and examples
  • Copulas – Introduction and examples
  • Quantile regression – Introduction and examples

Product Management: innovating from startup to enterprise

Course in InSIS – 4IT 470, classroom – RB 338

Paolo Lacchè is a Product Management leader with over 13 years of global experience. He has studied Product Management at the Haas School of Business, Berkeley, California and served as a Senior PM for industry leading organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Skype, managing products used by millions of users worldwide and generating millions of dollars in revenue. Today Paolo Lacchè serves as business consultant for the main tech companies , as well as acting as mentor and advisor for several startup accelerators.Understand the theory of what is product management and what are the best practice and go through real industry examples and see how these practices are applied and what challenges they present. Look at the startup world and understand how innovation and new products see the light.Course syllabus

  • Product management theory
  • Having a good understanding of the business: mission, vision and business model
  • Defining a product strategy
  • Creating and managing a product roadmap
  • Leadershipand influence in cross-functional teams
  • Creating and delivering effective presentations
  • The function of product management in a modern enterprise
  • How a real-life working day looks like for a product manager
  • Product management in a startup today
  • Common startup mistakes in product
  • Size and timing for a startup with regard toproduct development
  • Choosing the right tools
  • Product management in the literature and references