75235 - Principles of Management (B.A.)

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  • Teacher Angelo Manaresi

  • Credits 9

  • SSD SECS-P/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

SDGs

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

Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course stundents can understand operations of market oriented companies. Students can manage activities of market oriented companies by defining strategic framework by analysing competition and market segments; students are also able to manage and control operating porcesses.

Course contents

Management is the process which requires leading and directing an organization, through techniques and activities to use and combine different types of resources. The resources are namely: human, financial, material, intellectual, intangible. Every management course covers to some extent the five management functions: Planning, Organizing, Leading, Co-ordinating, Controlling.

In this course, after introducing the main issues related to the activities and contexts of management, we mainly discuss the principles, techniques and steps to use, plan, organize, lead, coordinate and control material resources. The four essential core areas of operations management and supply chain management are thus analyzed: strategy, process management, supply chain management, and inventory and control (supply and demand planning). Such concepts are integrated by the idea of sustainability as a strategic consideration. The course includes updated company applications, problems, and cases.

The main sections of this course are:

-Introduction: this course of Principles of Management and its relation to the Corso di Laurea in Business and Economics

-Definition of management and main concepts and activities

-Firms and customers, what is a firm, how firms interact with each other, how customers (consumers and customer firms) changed in the last decades, the impact of new technology on the workplace

-Regulating context: general norms, antitrust regulation and consumer protection, governmental regulation about products, prices and the workplace

-Corporate social responsibility and business ethics: the internal and external impact of company behaviour on society

-Operations and supply management

-Strategy and Sustainability

-Manufacturing Processes

-Service Processes

-Supply Chain Processes

-Supply and Demand Planning

Readings/Bibliography

Textbook:

From McGrawHill it is available a compact edition of the book specifically packaged for our course, so only including the chapters that are relevant for our course; this makes the price lower.

Course PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT - ANGELO MANARESI

Università degli Studi di Bologna - Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali - C.d.L. in Business and Economics

Subject: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

1. Operations and Supply Chain Management: Chapter 1 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

2. Strategy and Sustainability: Chapter 2 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

3. Strategic Capacity Management: Chapter 4 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core,Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

4. Learning Curves: Chapter 4A from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

5. Manufacturing Processes: Chapter 6 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

6. Break-Even Analysis: Chapter 6A from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

7. Sales and Operations Planning: Chapter 8 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

8. Inventory Management: Chapter 11 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

9. Lean Supply Chains: Chapter 12 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

10. Global Sourcing and Procurement: Chapter 13 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

11. Location, Logistics, and Distribution: Chapter 14 from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

A. Appendix: Linear Programming Using the Excel Solver: Chapter A from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

B. Appendix: Answers to Selected Objective Questions: Chapter B from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

C. Appendix: Present Value Table: Chapter C from Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, Fourth Edition by Jacobs, Chase, 2017

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Alternatively, if you have editions of the book from previous years of CLABE, it is ok, just be careful that you have to study one of the following books:

Title: Operations and Supply Chain Management – The Core – International Edition

Authors: F. Robert Jacobs, Richard B Chase

Publisher: McGraw Hill – International Edition

Edition one of the following international editions:

-Second Edition - International Edition, November 2009 - ISBN: 978-0-07-017226-5 - Only the following selected chapters of this edition are included: chapters 1,2,3,4,5-pages from 108 to 131 excluded, and 8,9,10,12,13)

-Fourth Edition – International Edition, March, 2016 – ISBN: 978-1-259-25352-2 - Only the following selected chapters of this edition are included: chapters 1,2,4,4a,6,6a, 7-pages from 215 to 239 excluded, 8,11,12,13,14)

You can find the book either (on order) in bookshops or on line (Amazon or similar on line retailer)

There are additional readings and teaching materials that are part of the program and must be studied for the exam; they will be discussed during the course and will be gradually available to be downloaded from the official database of the university of bologna

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, case studies, exercises on computer models, videos

Assessment methods

The grading process includes written exams as follows:

1. one intemediate exam after the first half of the classes (end of october - beginning of november) with open questions, of 60-70 minutes.

2. one final exam (at the end of the classes, in december, and in january-february) with open questions, of 60-70 minutes on the following contents:

2a) on the second part of the course, for students who have taken and passed the first intermediate exam,

2b) or on the whole course, for students who have not taken or passed the first intermediate exam

From the third opportunity ("appello") to take the exam onwards, which takes place in September, it will be organized only a full exam including the whole course, of 60-70 minutes.

Students of previous years must prepare the program of the current year and can only take a full exam on the whole program.

The exam, intermediate and final, has the following goals:

· knowledge of principles of management concepts discussed during lectures , case studies and exercises, during company presentations from managers.

· capability of applying operation and supply management tools to manage companies.

· ability to use results from management models models to understand business activities and decision processes

For the students who decide to take the intermediate exams: each of the intermediate exams will be evaluated from 0 to 30 (18 is pass grade). A student can take part in the second partial test only if he/she has passed the 1st, that is to say with an evaluation of at least 18/30. In case of passing of the second partial test, with at least the score of 18/30, the final evaluation, published with reference to the list of members of the 2nd partial test, consists of the arithmetic mean of the evaluations obtained in the two partial tests and concludes the examination.

In the event that the student decides to be evaluated by participating in the single exam session including both parts of the program, the evaluation is 0 to 30 (18 is the pass grade).

To take the exam, registration is required through the Almaesami electronic system, in compliance with the deadlines provided.

The registration of the grade achieved takes place in Almaesami. It is possible to view the exam paper and ask for clarifications on the date indicated by the teacher accompanying the list of results. The possibility of using alternative hours of receipt to view the exam paper is reserved for exceptional cases, with a valid motivation. The recording of the vote can take place in the absence of the student.

Graduating students who pass the exam and need to register the grade before the planned date, are invited to communicate it to the teacher through an email to be sent immediately after taking the exam.

The exam is carried out in writing and provides an evaluation 0 to 30 (18 is a passing grade). In addition to answering some questions concerning the methods ("theory questions"), students will have to perform exercises in which they demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired tools to manage a specific practical situation in management, operation and supply chain management, verify specific hypotheses and interpret the achieved results.

During the exam test, the use of support material such as textbooks, notes, computer or telematic media is not allowed. A student is able to pass the written test (and to also acquire the maximum assessment provided) even without attending classes, given that attendance is not mandatory; however, statistically this rarely happens.

Teaching tools

Excel files with management models; case, excercises and videos will be discussed in class. Students will sometime be asked to read a specific case study before class.

Office hours

See the website of Angelo Manaresi