366.078 Economics and Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

1. to prepare a conversation:

  • objectives:
    • to prepare for goal/target oriented conversation and for partner 
    • to define goals/targets for a conversation
    • to derive strategies and tactics
    • to recognize goals/targets of partner

2. to exceute a conversation aiming towards a desired result :

  • objectives:
    • to start conversation in a proper way
    • to execute a conversation aiming towards a goal
    • to execute a conversation in an efficient way
    • to be able to have a real dialogue
    • to come to an agreement at the end

3. to follow up / review a conversation:

  • objectives:
    • to recognize the importance to follow up the conversation afterwards
    • to be able to run through the essentials during a follow up
    • to recall the lessons learned in recurring situations

  4. to present complex content:

  • objectives:
    • to recognize the importance of goals / targets and target groups for representing the information right
    • to recognize relevance and coherence of text or during conversation
    • to prepare and adapt content in a comprehensive and compact way
    • to adapt content to fit with goals and target groups

Subject of course

Content of the lecture:

1. preparation of conversation:

  • topics:
    • conversation "partner"
    • conversation objectives, goals, targets
    • conversation strategies
    • analysis of "environment"
    • analysis of conversation partner
    • similarities
    • arguments and counterarguments
    • concessions and limits
    • team und roles in conversations

2. goal/target-oriented excecution of conversation:

  • topics:
    • start of conversation
    • personal means of action
    • content - time
    • listening - asking
    • summary and agreements
    • "feel-good factor" und positive conclusion

3. follow up / review of conversation:

  • topics:
    • "recording"/ visualization of contents / results
    • documentation of contents / results
    • timely presentation und change requests
    • targeted lessons learned

 4. compact representation of complex content:

  • topics:
    • goals and taget groups
    • structure of information
    • importance
    • complexity
    • facts and key issues
    • comprehensibility

Teaching methods

  • experience baced learning approach
  • role plays
  • 1:1 conversations, negotiations
  • 1:n conversations, presentations, discussions, moderations
  • m:n conversations, presentations, discussions
  • group negotiations
  • group exercises

Mode of examination


Additional information


Due to the current requirements of the federal government and the Vienna University of Technology, it is not possible to hold this course and its examinations or partial performances in person, so - as in the WS - there will be a switch to online teaching. The following methods and modes apply. These rules apply until further notice.

Method when switching to online format:
Basically remains the same in the online as in the face-to-face format

Required technical equipment for participation in the course and examination:
Device for participating in online meetings including audio and video transmission




Course dates

Mon09:00 - 13:0021.03.2022Seminarraum 366 Vorbereitung 1
Mon09:00 - 18:0004.04.2022Seminarraum 366 Durchführung 1
Mon09:00 - 13:0011.04.2022Seminarraum 366 Nachbereitung 1
Mon09:00 - 13:0002.05.2022Seminarraum 366 Vorbereitung 2
Mon09:00 - 18:0009.05.2022Seminarraum 366 Zusatztermin
Mon09:00 - 18:0016.05.2022Seminarraum 366 Durchführung 2
Mon09:00 - 13:0030.05.2022Seminarraum 366 Nachbereitung 2
Mon09:00 - 13:0013.06.2022Seminarraum 366 Vorbereitung 3
Mon09:00 - 18:0020.06.2022Seminarraum 366 Durchführung 3
Mon09:00 - 13:0004.07.2022Seminarraum 366 Nachbereitung 3
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Composition of the grade - valid for face-to-face and online format:

  • mandatory participation on at least 75% of hours (maximum absence 12 hours from 48 offered)
  • cooperation and collaboration
  • written elaboration of conversation cases "1 to 1", "1 to many", "many to many" - after every unit - until next unit


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon - 04.07.2022assessedno application-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2022 09:00 20.03.2022 18:00 20.03.2022 18:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

no previous knowledge required

Accompanying courses


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