Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The first module of Accounting and Business Administration presents a thorough and systematic introduction to contemporary principles and practices of managing. It focuses on the basic roles, skills and functions of management, with special attention to managerial responsibility for effective and efficient achievement of goals. Special attention is given to organisation culture, planning and decision-making, and controlling. Each week we’ll focus on different aspects of the managerial process, its inherent issues, problems, and solutions. The textbook chosen for this course offers an excellent assembly of text, real life illustrations, personal surveys, and case studies.
Expected learning outcomes
What students can expect to learn after attending this course:
- what are the tasks, processes and context of managerial work in organizations
- what are the main theoretical perspectives on management and how they relate to each other
- what are the cultures and contexts within which managers work and how to analyze them
- what are the factors shaping the work in international context
- what are the dilemmas of ethical and responsible behavior that managers face in organizations
- what is planning and how it can be used for achieving the goals
- how managers make decisions
- how the design of control and measurement systems can help organizations meet their goals
Good understanding of English language
1. Managers and managing
2. The Evolution of Management Thought
3. Values, Attitudes, Emotions and Culture
4. Ethics and Social responsibility
5. Managing in multicultural and global environment
6. Decision-making, learning, creativity and entrepreneurship
7. Planning and strategizing
8. Functional strategies for competitive advantage
9. Managing organizational structure and culture
10. Organizational control and change
11. Motivation and performance
The main reference for the course is “Contemporary Management“ by Gareth R. Jones and Jennifer M. George, McGraw Hill; 11th edition, (2020).
Additional materials will be distributed by the course instructor via moodle platform.
The final grade for the entire course is calculated as an average between grade for Module 1 and grade for Module 2.
Module 1 is evaluated based on oral exam. To be admitted to the oral exam of Module 1, you first need to pass the written exam of Module 2. In order to pass the entire course, you need to pass both modules.
During COVID-19 emergency assessment methods may be subject to change.
The teaching format for this course will include frontal lectures and class discussions.
There will be also 5 practical sessions during the 1st period conducted by the teaching assistant. The purpose of the practice sessions is to identify and/or make connections between theoretical concepts and the real life experience of managers and firms. During practical sessions, students will be asked to read and discuss case studies and participate in team-based management simulations. . Please check the moodle page of ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - PRACTICE 1 for more details.
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 16/09/2021
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