30402 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 25
- make students aware of the complementary roles that different actors (individuals, organizations, institutions) play in modern economic systems;
- develop a critical attitude regarding the objectives and the behaviour of people engaged in economic activity;
- provide students with the fundamental concepts required for the economic analysis of firms' processes, as well as the ability to use them in basic situations;
- provide a systematic picture of the wide range of decisions faced by managers and of the underlying economic analyses.
- the economic activity: organizations, firms, and economic specialization;
- theories of the firms: stakeholder versus shareholder view;
- behavioral assumptions: ethics and bounded rationality;
- protecting shareholders’ interests: corporate governance mechanisms.
- strategic analysis: diagnosis, formulation, and implementation;
- strategic diagnosis: scale, scope, learning and network economies;
- strategy formulation: resources and competences;
- strategy implementation: Expanding scope, acquiring resources, strategic partnerships.
- organizational structures, mechanisms, and culture;
- aligning organization and people;
- managing groups and individual behaviors;
Attending students will be evaluated based on the following two parts:
- A written exam: 80% of the final grade;
- A field project (realized in teams of 5-6 students): 20% of the final grade.
For Non-Attending students:
Non-Attending students will be evaluated based on a general written exam only (100% of the grade), which can be made either in December or in January/February, or in any of the future exam sessions.
- There is no textbook but only readings listed in the syllabus and available through Course Reserve.
- Cases discussed in class and available through Course Reserve.
- All other materials distributed during classes or made available on the course e-learning space, unless otherwise specified.