Study program "Management and regulation of work, business and organization" (MaRAWO)


The master program Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organization (MaRAWO) provides scientific knowledge and professional qualifications in the areas of work, the economy and organizations.

The focus of the study program is on topics such as the management of profit and non-profit organizations, workplace participation and employment regulation in today's working world, as well as analysis of business locations and service sectors. Particular emphasis is placed on an international comparative perspective.





In the course of globalization and the transition to the service and knowledge society, management and regulation of work and organization as well as participation in economic and non-profit organizations are increasingly affected by global exchange processes. New management concepts and production systems call for new ways of employee’s workplace participation and diverse societal developments are changing the conditions of the working world.

The study program therefore provides knowledge from the field of social science research in the following areas:

  • labor market and present-day developments in the field of labor
  • change of industries and economic structures
  • change of management and organization in the course of digitalization, internationalization and flexibilisation
  • participation and co-management of employees in works councils, trade unions and international labor organizations
  • dynamics of decision-making and coordination processes at regional, national, supranational and transnational levels

The main focus of the program is therefore on international organizations and the transnationalisation of work, organizations and employment regulation.


Study Programme

The MaRAWO program covers four semesters and offers both specialization in the study program’s core contents as well as more general courses on social science theory and methods.

For example, the module "Research Methods and Statistics" prepares for the methodical work in the Research Module. Furthermore, modules from other study programs or the modules in "Social Science Theories" and "Qualitative Methods of Social Research" can be chosen. In addition, for the “Supplementary Module”, students may either select other courses from the faculty of social sciences or from another faculty, allowing them to follow their individual focus within the master program.

Specific to the study program Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organization (MaRAWO) are three program modules which describe the core content of the study program:


  1. Work & Organization
  2. The core of this module is an intensive examination of the central theories of organizational and occupational research in which both the historical developments and changes in approaches as well as their different perspectives are presented. In addition, the module deals with current topics of the working world such as organizational cultures, corporate social responsibility, diversity management and sociology of leadership.


  3. Employment Regulation & Participation
  4. The focus of this module lies on the dimensions and institutions of employment regulation at national and international level. In addition to theoretical models and empirical findings on the current status of employment regulation, the module deals with the prerequisites, forms and effects of participation for employees, enterprises and society.


  5. Service Sectors & Business Locations
    This module analyses selected service sectors as well as regional and local innovation systems with regard to structure, indicators and development perspectives, especially referring to Germany as a business location. A further focus lies on the employment orientation and employment conditions of different sectors and regions.

    In addition to the three program modules, two further modules offer students the opportunity to sharpen their own profile and to acquire relevant scientific and professional qualifications:

    • Research Module: In this two-semester module, students empirically investigate a MaRAWO-specific research topic. In the first part of the module the focus is on theoretical and methodological issues while the in the second part students carry out their own research project studies and eventually present their results in a research report.
    • Practical Course: Through an at least eight-week internship students get to know a MaRAWO relevant field of work and acquire practical qualifications for their future working life. In an accompanying course students will also reflect on their experiences and learn about further professional opportunities for MaRAWO graduates.


    Information sheet of the course of studies