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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

30153 - ORGANIZATION THEORY

Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31 - 32 - 33

CLEF (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - CLES-BESS (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - WBB (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - BIEF (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - BIEM (6 credits - I/II sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/10) - BIG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10) - BEMACS (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/10)
Course Director:
MARINA PURICELLI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.) - 33 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MARINA PURICELLI, Class 32: ALBERTO MONTI, Class 33: ALBERTO MONTI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course deals comprehensively with all the central issues and themes for anyone who has to manage people and organizational structures within a company. Starting from classical theories and then passing on individual, social, and organizational variables in a greater detail, the student are able to develop an overall understanding of the organizational environment.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Classical organizational studies.
  • Personality.
  • Perception.
  • Motivation.
  • Decision Making.
  • Organizational Design.
  • People Management.
  • Organizational Culture.
  • Organizational Change.
  • Team.
  • Power and Influence.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

This course provides an undergraduate-level introduction to organization theory. The course has two main objectives:

  •  Provide a specialized language typical of thee organizational discipline.
  •  Provide a 360-degree overview of the core organizational theories to ensure a basic knowledge but adequate and rigorous.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Develop the ability to apply theories, models and conceptual schemes to different business realities.

A course student should be able to analyze, individually or in team, a specific business reality with an organizational frame and expertise. She/he should also be confident in giving advice to design a stronger organization and to increase people's motivation and satisfaction.


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
DETAILS
  • In-class exercises to understand the language and to apply models and theory.
  • Theories and/or case studies discussions (in-class) to improve communication skills.
  • Oral presentations group assignments to improve public speaking skills.
  • Group assignments to learn how to apply theories to reality.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  •     x
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Written individual general exam on the class programme (60% of the final grade) plus project work (group assignment - 40% of the final grade). The written exam is structured with open questions and multiple choice questions.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Only written individual general exam with multiple choice questions on the entire text book.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Class notes and a set of selected readings and slides uploaded on the Bboard and/or Library Course Reserves.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    PHILLIPS, GULLY, GRIFFIN, Organizational Behaviour, Managing People and Organizations, Cengage Learning, 2017, 12 Ed.

    Last change 03/07/2018 12:33