Introduction to Business and Management
The course provides a review of management as an area of theoretical development as well as a field of practice. It comprises classical management theories and modern approaches to organisation and business. Main blocks of the
course are functions of management, managerial processes and interaction between organisations and their environment. The course includes elements of organisational behaviour. Business cases are used as application of theoretical concepts.
The Management Role
Functional Areas of Management
Organisation Structure and Power
Communication in the Organisation
Strategy and the Organisation
Managing Groups and Teams
Managing Organisational Change and Innovation
Corporate and National Culture
Approaches to understanding business organisation
Ethics in Management
Management in the 21st Century
The main objective of the course is to present modern concepts of management to the students and help to develop skills in analysis of business organisations both in terms of their internal functioning and interaction with the environment.