88203 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT (5 CFU)

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Istruzione di qualità Lavoro dignitoso e crescita economica

Anno Accademico 2020/2021

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

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.

Contenuti

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 

 

Testi/Bibliografia

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

Metodi didattici

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. 

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

ATTENDING STUDENTS

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 

 

NON ATTENDING STUDENTS

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

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

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.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Alessandra Zammit