Future of Work

EEU414 Future of Work

Høst 2024

  • Topics

    This course introduces you to the future of work and prepares you for your own future of work. The course consists of two modules:

    1. Presentation Techniques and Case Study in Collaboration with Polestar

    In this part student teams work on real life cases in collaboration with Polestar. The student teams will research their case independently but receive repeated feedback. We have several in-person meetings where we discuss the cases and students receive input on presentation/communication techniques. The aim is to enable students to become effective communicators and provide a simple set of best practices to make presentations more impactful. In the end students present their case to experts from Polestar.

    2. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) with Engage EU partners

    This module is taught together with colleagues from Mannheim, Vienna and Toulouse. The module provides a broad and interdisciplinary introduction to "future of work". This part of the course is fully online and consists of four learning modules covering different aspects of the future of work. Additionally students across institutions will team up and work together on another case study.

  • Learning outcome


    Upon completion of the course, the student can…

    • discuss the challenges and opportunities of future of work
    • describe the basic principles of effective communication


    Upon completion of the course, the student can…

    • analyze business-relevant cases relating to the future of work
    • produce impactful presentations

    General Competence

    Upon completion of the course, the student can…

    • present a case to experts and non-experts
    • collaborate in diverse and international teams

  • Teaching

    Online modules and in-person classes.

  • Restricted access

    EEU414 is an ENGAGE.EU signature course, and is offered to students from Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Mannheim, Toulouse Capitole University and the Norwegian School of Economics.

    The course is restricted to 30 students from the Norwegian School of Economics, and the total admission capacity is 90 students.

    For more information, please visit out website on courses with restricted access: https://www.nhh.no/en/for-students/master-level-restricted-access-courses/https://www.nhh.no/en/for-students/master-level-restricted-access-courses/ (copy url)

  • Compulsory Activity


  • Assessment

    The final grade will be based on the grades achieved in both parts of the course:

    Case Study Polestar (50% of the final grade): The case study is done in groups of 2-6 students per case, depending on number of students taking the course. Cases start in September and students have to hand in the final slides of the case study by end of November as well as a short report. The assessment is based both on a presentation of the case as well as the final slides and report. Active participation in the kick-off and closing event as well as active participation in the in-class meetings also enter the grade. Because the assessment is partly based on an oral presentation, students cannot appeal the grade for this part.

    Engage Module (50% of the final grade) : The grade is based on student group projects about future of work and online quizzes from the online modules. Groups consist of students from the different participating universities. Group sizes are between 2-6 students. Students have to hand in a report, slides and a video. Students are also required to complete four individual online multiple choice tests about the input lectures.

    All material must be written in English.

  • Grading Scale


  • This is an ENGAGE-course

    EEU414 is an ENGAGE.EU signature course.



Autumn. Offered autumn 2024.

For more information: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/engageeu-signaturecourse/ (copy url)

Course responsible

Assistant Professor Andreas Haller, Department of Economics