INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Management PhD
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 631 Reading in Organization and Management Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 6 3 145

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr. Merdzana OBRALIC, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The field of Organization and Management stretches far and wide. An important challenge that you face as a doctoral 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 Organization and Management so that you can begin to develop this map.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The objective of the course is to provide foundation knowledge in Organization and Management. 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.

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

  1. Social Media E-Business
  2. Organizational Theory Institutional Theory (old and new): What it brings to Organization Theory
  3. Final Exam – Discussion on the research proposals

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project130
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • You will receive the material (articles) for each week.
      • The material for the lesson is uploaded on the system.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
      Midterm Examination (1 week)11414
      Final Examination(1 week)111
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project13030
      Seminar / Presentation13030
      Total Workload: 145
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6