30153 - ORGANIZATION THEORY
Course taught in English
The course deals comprehensively with all the central issues and themes for anyone who has to manage people and organizational structures within a company. Starting from classical theories and then passing on individual, social, and organizational variables in a greater detail, the student are able to develop an overall understanding of the organizational environment.
- Classical organizational studies.
- Decision Making.
- Organizational Design amd Structures.
- People Management.
- Organizational Culture.
- Organizational Change.
- Power and Influence.
This course provides an undergraduate-level introduction to organization theory. The course has two main objectives:
- Provide a specialized language typical of the organizational discipline.
- Provide a 360-degree overview of the core organizational theories to ensure a basic knowledge but adequate and rigorous.
- Develop the ability to apply theories, models and conceptual schemes to different business realities.
- Analyze, individually or in team, a specific business reality with an organizational frame and expertise. Be confident in giving advice to design a stronger organization and to increase people's motivation and satisfaction.
- Face-to-face lectures
- Online lectures
- Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
- Group assignments
- Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
- In-class exercises to understand the language and to apply models and theory.
- Theories and/or case studies discussions (in-class) to improve communication skills.
- Oral presentations group assignments to improve public speaking skills.
- Group assignments to learn how to apply theories to reality.
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
With the purpose of measuring the acquisition of the learning outcomes, the assessment for attending students is based on two main components:
- Field project (40% of the final grade) aimed to test the students’ ability to apply theories and models to a real case study through in-company interviews. The project is based on a written report and a power point presentation.
- Written exam (60% of the final grade), consisting of multiple choice questions and open questions aimed to assess students’ ability to apply the models and to use in properly all the organizational concepts. Students can have also a partial written exam as a self - assessment moment. It not counts as a part for the final grade.
Only written individual general exam with multiple choice questions/open questions on the entire text book.
Class notes and a set of selected readings and slides and case studies uploaded on the Bboard and/or Library Course Reserves.
J.M. PHILLIPS, S.M. GULLY, R.W. GRIFFIN, Organizational Behaviour, Managing People and Organizations, Cengage Learning, 2017, 12 Ed.