Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ORGANISATION I|
|Course Unit Code||ABSO103|
|Course Unit Details|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||5|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
The Nature of Management and Organizations
• Types and main forms of business organizations and the reasons for their existence.
• The various resources organizations have available for the delivery of goods and services
• The roles, functions and skills of management.
• Application of the management functions on different organizational settings
The Evolution of Management Theory
• The schools of management though, since its early evolution.
• The relevance of Classical, Behavioural, and Management Science theories to management practice
• The Contingency and Systems approaches to managerial practice.
• The factors necessitating organizations to become learning organizations.
Organizational Environment and Effectiveness
• The major micro environmental and macro environmental factors impacting business operations
• The impact of the environment on organizational and managerial decisions.
• Techniques employed by organizations to respond to environmental impacts
Organisational Ownership and Types of Structures
• Forms of business ownership
• The structure of a proprietorship, partnership and Limited liability companies
• Managing franchising and licensing
• The characteristics of mergers, acquisitions and alliances
• Special issues in Corporate ownership
The Ethical and Social Environment of Organisations
• Ethics in an Organisational context
• Managerial ethics and managing ethical behaviour
• Emerging ethical organisational issues
• Social responsibility and corporate social governance
• The role of Government in social responsibility and the influence to organisations
Information Technology effects on Management
• Managing Information and Information Technology
• Information and the manager
• Role of information in the manager’s job
• Characteristics of useful information
• Types of information systems
• The internet
|Recommended and/or required reading:|
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||Lectures, discussions, presentation of case studies, movies, assignments|
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|