363-0341-00L  Introduction to Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersG. Windisch, S. Brusoni, B. Luthra
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-0341-00 GIntroduction to Management
The lesson of October 31, 2019 is irregular.
Time: 15.00 - 19.00 h
2 hrs
Thu15:15-17:00HG F 1 »
31.10.17:15-19:00HG F 1 »
G. Windisch, S. Brusoni, B. Luthra

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course is an introduction to the critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, controlling and leading an organization.
ObjectiveWe develop a 'systemic' view of organizations.
We look at organizations as part of an industry context, which is affected by different elements like strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people and outputs.
We consider how managerial decisions are made in any one of these domains affect decisions in each of the others.
ContentFurther information is available on the Tim Group Chair's website:

and on the Moodle of the course:
Lecture notesThe content of the course will rely on the book:
Dess, G. G., Lumpkin, G. T., Eisner, A. B., & McNamara, G. 2012. Introduction to Management. New York: McGraw Hill.

Selected readings from the book and additional learning materials will be available on the course Moodle:

All the materials uploaded on Moodle must be considered as required readings.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe final exam of the present course is online exam.
The final exam is requested for all types of students (BSc, MSc, MAs, PhD, and Exchange students).
It is not possible to retake the exam within the same term or academic year.
We strongly recommend Exchange students to take it into consideration when selecting the courses to attend.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Brusoni, B. Luthra, G. Windisch
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationClosed book examination: no written or printed material.
No dictionaries and electronic devices (cellphones, calculators etc.) are allowed. English questions and answers.
Exam on the computer.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.

Learning materials

Main linkIntroduction to Management
Additional linksTIM Group - Education - Introduction to Management: All pertinent information here
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

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