30402 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 25
This course aims to provide the foundations of knowledge required to understand how business organizations work and how they can be management for the creation of economic and non-economic value for their key stakeholders: customers, employees, investors, business partners and social communities. It thus introduces the key concepts and theoretical frameworks related to some of the foundational questions in management.
- Why do firms exist? What is their societal role?
- How can they be governed?
- What is performance and how it can be assessed through basic economic indicators?
- What are the key strategic choices that firms make and how should they be approached?
- How can firms’ activities be organized and their cultural traits assessed?
- How can teams be managed and organizations be effectively led?
- Know the complementary roles that different actors (individuals, organizations, institutions) play in modern economic systems.
- Understand the behaviour of people engaged in economic activity.
- Know fundamental concepts required for the economic analysis of firms' processes, as well as the ability to use them in basic situations.
- Evaluate the various elements that make up a business organization: its purpose, governance, strategy, structure, culture and leadership/managerial traits. They will also learn to assess the economic performance and identify some of the key explanations for positive and negative results.
- Face-to-face lectures
- Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
- Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
- Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
- Individual assignments
- Group assignments
- Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
The course leverages several different pedagogical approaches. In addition to class discussions, participants are involved in case study discussions as well as computer-based business simulations and project group work and presentations.
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
- Group project (25%)
- Partial exam (25%)
- Final exam (50%)
100% Written exam.
The course relies on a brand new text book, which covers all the subject areas. In addition, there are readings and case studies for class discussion made available on the course platform (Bboard).