Business Organization 2017/2018
- 5 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Continuous Assessment
- relevant skillset
This course aims at giving more detailed knowledge and competences in Firm Organization so as the student
is more able to work in the field in this area. The student should be able:
To understand each of the phases of the management cycle, which will be the basis for better understanding
other curricular units in the Management field.
To develop and present a critical analysis of real management issues concerned with Planning, Organization,
Direction and Control.
To develop an integrated approach of the organization as well as of the relations and flows of information
between different management areas.
To apply the contents in real context by doing course-works based on empirical analysis.
To develop critical analysis capacities in doing group course-works and in-class presentation and discussion.
Exposition method for presentation of the topics of the syllabus.
Application of demonstrative and active methods with real situation analysis and in-class discussion.
Discussion of course-works presented by students in class, indicating their strengths and also the areas for
improvement in future course-works.
Body of Work
1.1.The concept of Management
1.2.The Management Cycle
1.3.Levels of Management
1.5.Evolution of Management
2.THE COMPANY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
2.1. The firm as a social organization
2.2. The firm as a open system
2.3. Goals and resources
3.PLANNING AND DECISION PROCESS
3.1. Planning function
3.2. Decision Process
4.1. Process and goals
4.2. Functions, departmentalization,diferenciation
4.3. Responsibility, authority and delegation
4.4. Principles of organization
4.5. Organizational structures
4.6. Informal organization
4.7. Authority, influence and power
4.8 Main trends
5.1. Theories of Human Nature
5.2. Motivation Theories
5.3. Leadership in organizations
5.5. Organisational Culture
6.2. Standards and types for controlling
6.3. Control frameworks: Balanced Scorecard
Williams, Chuck (2015) Principles of Management, 7th ed., Mason, Cengage Learning
Teixeira, Sebastião (2013), “Gestão das Organizações”, Escolar Editora
Baranger, P. e Outros (1993), “Gestão”, Ed. Sílabo
Sousa, António (1990), “Introdução à Gestão – uma abordagem sistémica”, Editorial Verbo, Lisboa
2. Introduction: the concept of Management; the Management Cycle
3.Levels of Management. Managers capabilities. Evolution of Management
4.THE COMPANY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
14. Course-work presentation
15. Course-work presentation and Assessment
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The syllabus begins with a theoretical approach that intends to clarify the importance of Management, presenting this curricular unit as introductory to this area of knowledge. Each chapter developed in class is structured in a way that allows its individual understanding as well as the relationship between each other, forming a true management cycle. The syllabus allows the student to develop an integrated understanding of the organization as well as of the flow of information between different areas of Management. It also allows the identification of management problems and the formulation of adequate strategies, adequate to the organizational arena.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
The exposition method of the topics considered in the syllabus, with student active in-class participation, as
well as the application of active and demonstrative methodologies allow the students to familiarize with the
concepts and to be able to apply to real situations in particular to develop and present a critical analysis of real
management problems and have an integrated view of the organization and the relationships and information
flows between different areas of Management. The application of active and demonstrative methodologies also allows the students to develop oral presentation abilities and critical analysis and thinking.
|relevant generic skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes||Yes|
|Adapting to new situations||Yes||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes||Yes|
|Balanced decision making|
|Commitment to effectiveness||Yes||Yes|
|Commitment to quality||Yes||Yes|
|Ethical and responsible behaviour||Yes||Yes|
|Event organization, planning and management||Yes||Yes|
|Foreign language proficiency|
|Information and learning management||Yes||Yes|
|Initiative and entrepreneurship capability||Yes||Yes|
|Problem Analysis and Assessment||Yes||Yes|
|Relating to others|
|Written and verbal communications skills||Yes||Yes|