363-0341-00L  Introduction to Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersZ. Zagorac-Uremovic, S. Brusoni, J. O'Neil
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
363-0341-00 GIntroduction to Management
The lecture takes place ONLINE via Zoom (recorded).
The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
2 hrs
Thu16:00-18:00ON LI NE »
Z. Zagorac-Uremovic, S. Brusoni, J. O'Neil

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AbstractThis course is an introduction to the critical management skills involved in planning, organizing, leading and controlling an organization.
ObjectiveBy the end of this course, students will understand management as a set of skills, processes, tools and methods that enable organizations to achieve their goals and to coordinate routine operations in order to meet evolving customers’ and societal needs. The students will achieve these goals by being able to:
- Analyze organizations as open systems, and describe their critical elements,
- Apply conceptual tools and methods that help to analyze or approach the critical elements,
- Compare different notions of organizational performance, and explain why they matter,
- Discuss the relationships that connect the critical elements of an organization on the basis of real cases,
- Explain how change, internally or externally initiated, impact such relationships
ContentThis course is an introduction to critical management skills involved in planning, organizing, leading and controlling an organization. This course follows a 'systemic' view of organizations and adopts the congruence model as a framework to analyze the critical, interconnected elements of organizations: Input (i.e., from external environment), strategy, people, work, formal and informal structure of the organization, and its outputs. In this course we will introduce these critical elements and learn how managers can analyze and approach these elements by means of different conceptual tools and methods in order to achieve performance. We will furthermore discuss the relationships that connect the critical elements together by means of real-life cases, whereby the focus will be on the critical reflection of particular cases of fits and misfits between those elements and on the application of a selection of tools and methods.
Lecture notesThe content of the course will rely on different readings, cases and selected chapters of following book:
Dess, G., McNamara, G., Eisner, A., & Lee, SH. 2018. Strategic Management: Text and Cases. McGraw Hill.

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

Zoom will be the online platform of this course, and the login information for all subscribed students will be published on Moodle one week before the course starts.
LiteratureThe content of the course will rely on different readings and on selected chapters of following book:
Dess, G., McNamara, G., Eisner, A., & Lee, SH. 2018. Strategic Management: Text and Cases. McGraw Hill.

Selected readings from the book and additional learning materials will be available on the course Moodle:
Link
Prerequisites / NoticeThroughout the course different session preparation assignments, like book chapters or case studies will be handed out to the students on moodle. This preparation is required to participate in the lectures.
The 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
ExaminersZ. Zagorac-Uremovic, S. Brusoni, J. O'Neil
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
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
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

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Restrictions

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Doctoral Department of Mechanical and Process EngineeringDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
Management, Technology and Economics MasterGeneral Management and Human Resource ManagementW+Information
MAS in Management, Technology, and EconomicsGeneral Management and Human Resource ManagementW+Information
Public Policy BachelorAdditional Elective CoursesWInformation