Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
3+2 Management

Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 509 Management and Organizations Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 3 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Merdzana Obralic Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The field of Management and Organization stretches far and wide. An important challenge that you face as a master student is developing your own “mental map” of this field. My role in this course is to provide a (partial) guided tour through the field of Management and Organization so that you can begin to develop this map.

The objective of the course is to provide foundation knowledge in Management and Organization. In a single semester it is impossible to complete an exhaustive tour of the field, thus we will explore select research domains that will give you a sufficient lay of the land.

This course deals with the actual problems and issues in management; that is, how to identify and choose an effective ways to have well-designed organizations, how to understand influence of current developments, and finally how to create the organizational context to develop alternative approach to solve problems. As such, the objectives of this course are twofold:
1) to explore new conceptual frameworks and models which will assist you to understand current situation into management;
2) to help you acquire practical experience in dealing with managerial issues.
In the end, my intent is to prepare you to contribute to the current dialogue in the field.

  1. Course introduction and management basics
  2. Management and Organization: Understanding the Management Process, Flexibility within the organization & Products and services
  3. The environmental Context of Management: The environment and culture of organization, The ethical and social environment, The Global environment & The multicultural environment
  4. Strategic Management and Business Policy; Competitive and Cooperative Interactions
  5. Business Ethics and Global practices; Understanding personal values
  6. Organizational Structure and change, Impact of structure on organization change, and Impact of Environment and cultural variables on organization structure and style
  7. Midterm
  8. Business groups;Family business
  9. Human Resource; Recruitment and retaining the best employees; Motivation and Team building
  10. Basic elements of control, Managing Operations, Quality and Productivity Conflict
  11. Internationalization of firms; Exploring Global Business
  12. Technological Change New Trends

  1. Managing Information, Information Technology and business
  2. Social Media E-Business
  3. Organizational Theory Institutional Theory (old and new): What it brings to Organization Theory


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)230
    Term Paper160
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      • 1. Certo, S. C. and Certo, T. (2006). Modern Management: Concepts and Skills, 10/e, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
      • 2. Henriette Bjerreskov Dinitzen, Lars Krogh Jensen (2010). Organisational Theory: A Practical Approach, Hans Reitzels Forlag.
      • 3. All material for the course will be sent to students

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0