Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management

Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 102 Fundamentals of Management Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 126 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr. Senior Teaching Assistant Nereida Hadziahmetovic Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. A comprehensive immersion in the fundamentals of management. This course provides a thorough understanding of what is required to set up organization, motivate and manage your team successfully and provides clear structures and tools to enable you to do this. It will show you how to master the five key areas of modern management: Goal Setting; Effective Time Management; Performance Management; Motivating Your Team.


  1. Introduction: Managing and the Manager\\\\
  2. The Environment and Culture of Organizations
  3. The Ethical and Social Environment
  4. The Global Environment
  5. The Multicultural Environment
  6. Basic Elements of Planning and Decision Making
  7. Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning
  8. Mid-term Exam
  9. Managing Decision Making and Problem Solving
  10. Basic Elements of Organizing
  11. Managing Organization Design; Managing Organization Change and Innovation
  12. Managing Human Resources in Organizations
  13. Managing Work Groups and Teams
  14. Basic Elements of Control
  15. Managing Information and Information Technology

  1. Case: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  2. Case: Goldman Sachs Banks on Cultural Capital
  3. Case: Sex, Drugs, and Reckless Controls
  4. Case: Shifting Gears in the Auto Industry
  5. Case: BET Bets It Can Be Better
  6. Case: How to Succeed in Business
  7. Review
  8. Mid-term Exam
  9. Case: The Verdict on Groupthink
  10. Case: Who Governs the Governing Authority?
  11. Case: Cultivating Innovation at IKEA
  12. Case: The Temptations of Temping
  13. Case: Tracking Carbon Footprints Across Scientific Borders

  1. Case: How Indiana Lost Control of Its Welfare System
  2. Review

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Term Paper110
Final Exam145
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
    • Management, Ricky W. Griffin, Houghton and Mifflin, 11th Edition, South Western Cenage Learning

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
    Preparation for Final Examination11515
    Assignment / Homework/ Project12525
    Seminar / Presentation12525
    Total Workload: 126
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5