88203 - Fundamentals Of Management (5 Cfu)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics and business (cod. 9202)

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide students with a framework of the core concepts of firms’ management. By the end of the course students understand the main management problems, learn about strategic decision management, and are able to apply tools and techniques useful to support management's processes in the areas of marketing, finance, human resources, logistics and supply chain management.

Course contents

In this course we will discuss essentials of management to provide foundation for understanding the challenges faced by managers and organizations. The main theories of management will be presented together with an array of core models and techniques for the implementation in an organization. The course will cover basics in management providing students with cases and example from real organizations.

Specifically, the course will cover the following topics:

  • Management, managers and management studies
  • Strategy and Decision making
  • Managing Change and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Planning and Goal settings
  • Structure and Design of Organizations
  • HR management
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Teams and Communication
  • Managing operations


Fundamentals of management, Global Edition

Robbins, S. P., Coulter, M. K., & DeCenzo, D. A. (2020)

Digital version is available on Pearsons VitalSource platform.

Program for attending students

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 11

Operations Module

Program for NON attending students

From Chapter 1 to Chapter 14

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, case studies, team work and exercises

Students will be asked to work in team on a final project and to read some case studies before classes (2 cases through out the course).

Cases will be distributed during the second week of the course.

Assessment methods


Evaluation of student performance will be based on class participation, group work and presentations, and final written exam.

The final grade is composed as follows:

20%: Class Participation

40%: Group Work

40%: Final Exam


Written exam will be counting for 100% of the grade.


  • <18 fail
  • 18−23 sufficient
  • 24−27 good
  • 28−30 very good
  • 30 e lode excellent

Teaching tools

In this course different types of resources will be used.

PowerPoint presentations of the lectures will be made available on Virtuale every week.

Additional material as cases, excel worksheets or papers will be distributed to students through the Virtuale platform.

The teacher will be available to meet students by appointment. If you need to book an appointment, please sending an email to the institutional email address.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Zammit


Quality education Decent work and economic growth

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.