Organization and Management

Course NameOrganization and Management
Course CodeBUS604
DescriptionFor organizations to create value, they must have the capability to react to market opportunities quickly. This course introduces the tools, techniques, and skills necessary to increase the capacity of firms to do that. Building on insights from economics and strategy, this course teaches students how to align incentives, identify and change employee preferences, assign decision rights, and select and retain appropriate employees. Most importantly, this course will describe how a firm can be designed and managed to reduce the bureaucratic behavior that destroys value in organizations.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of this course, students will understand:
– A structural frame, which emphasizes goals, tasks, rules, roles, formal relationships, and the rational side of organizations;
– A people frame, which focuses on individuals’ needs, attitudes, motivation, satisfaction, and skills;
– A political frame, which examines power, conflict, and coalitions among those who have vested interests to protect and who want to advance within a context of scarce resources;
– A symbolic frame, which explores how organizations use symbols and ceremonies to establish an organization culture and meaning.
SchoolSchool of Business Administration (SBA)
LevelMaster of Business Administration
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS