Future of Work

EEU414 Future of Work

Spring 2024

Autumn 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

    The module starts with a block course (in-person) where we discuss and practice 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. The students then form groups and work together on a case. The cases are in collaboration with Polestar. The student groups will research their case independently but receive repeated feedback. 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" and is fully online. Students across institutions will team up and work together on group projects.

  • Learning outcome


    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

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


    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

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

    General Competence

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

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

  • Teaching

    The first part of the course will be a joint course designed as a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). The second block course will be based on presentation techniques and group projects, where students collaborate within and across institutions on cases.

  • Restricted access

    Maximum 30 students from the Norwegian School of Economics.

    Maximum 150 students in total.

    This course has restricted access. Apply within Monday in the first week of teaching (21. August 2023): 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

    Case Study Polestar: The case study is done in groups of 5-10 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.

    Engage Module: Student group projects about future of work. Groups consist of students from the different participating universities. Group sizes are between 2-10 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



ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Autumn. Offered autumn 2023

For more information:

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

Course responsible

Assistant Professor Andreas Haller, Department of Economics