SOI-016 Basics of Management

Instructor Erica Santini
Modality In presence
Duration 12 hours
Period First semester

14.11 h19-21
20.11 h19-21
21.11 h17-19
27.11 h19-21
28.11 h17-19
4.12 h17-19

Course objectives

Basics of Management is an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of modern management. The purpose of the module is to provide a set of integrated frameworks highlighting why firms exist, and how these business organizations are structured and function. Drawing upon transaction cost thinking, each organisation is treated as a work in progress that has permeable boundaries and may always give birth to new enterprise. The module also aims at providing a practice-based introduction to understanding of business strategy and the relationship between business strategy and goals.Learning is facilitated and reinforced through the analysis of case studies and class discussions.

Content summary

  • What is management?
  • The market and the nature of the firm
  • Organization and Functions
  • The strategy
  • Production
  • Knowledge and Culture

Teaching methods

Case analyses