International Summer School for Advanced Study

Leadership in Business

in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

  • HSB LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date / schedule

8 July – 2 August 2018 / morning session

Registration deadline

Deadline of registration: 1st of April 2018

Course language


Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level


4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

Leadership in Business

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours

Welcome to this course on Leadership in Business! Leadership is more critical than ever in today’s times, characterized by unprecedented challenges, polarizing opinions, mounting tensions and increased concern. In this course we will cover key theories of leadership in business organizations. Our emphasis will be on building a sound grasp of effective practice as you acquire new knowledge and advance your own leadership abilities. We will take a multimedia approach to learning, and use reading material, videos, peer learning, lectures, discussions, case analyses and student presentations.

Main topics are:

  • What is Leadership?
  • Leadership Traits
  • Leadership Skills and Styles
  • Leader-Member Exchange and Team Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Authentic Leadership and Servant Leadership
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Culture and Leadership

Module 1
Leadership in Business

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German language – a short introduction

Module 3
Plant tour

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2017: PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Dr. Seemantini Pathak
Associate Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen


Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant.
Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Students of economics, business studies, management studies and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.


For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access / wifi within the university /HSB is available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Supporting Program

An attractive and colourful supporting program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen, Germany and Europe (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "supporting program".


For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.


Course fee*

Leadership in Business
8 July – 2 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.