Updated A.Y. 2015-2016

This course combines a comprehensive and classic framework with a deeper treatment of contemporary man-agement topics. It is an essential introduction to the administration of a business, covering topics such as performance and management of business operations, decision making as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources. Practical applications of the concepts will be given with examples, exercises, and case studies arising from the real-life context.

Module 1
• Defining Management
• Types of managers and skills
• The Organizational context: organizational cultures
• The organizational context: national cultures
• Globalisation
• Planning and strategy

Module 2
• Organising
• Leadership
• Management control
• Introduction to financial accounting
• Introduction to cost accounting
• Responsibility accounting

Required Textbook
SMITH M., (2011), Fundamentals of Management, 2/e, McGraw-Hill; chapters: 1,2,4,5,8,10,12,14,17,20

Suggested Reading
• PORTER M.E., (1996), “What is strategy”, Harvard Business Review, 61-78.
• STOLLER J., (2010), “ The world according to Gantt”, CMA Management, 84(5), 33-35.
• MINTZBERG H. H., (2009), “We’re over-led and undermanaged”, Business Week, 17 august, 4143, 68.
• KAHNEMAN E., AND KLEIN G., (2010), “When can you trust your gut?”, McKinsey Quaterly, 00475394, issue 2.
• KAPLAN, R. S., AND NORTON, D. P., (2007). “Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System”, Harvard Business Review, 85(7/8), 150-161.
• FLEISCHMAN R.K., AND TYSON T.N. (1998) “The evolution of standard costing in the UK and the US: from deci-sion-making to control”, Abacus, 34(1), 92-119.
• MATTESSICH R. (2003), “Accounting research and researchers of nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century: an international survey of authors, ideas and publications”, Accounting Business & Financial History, 13 (2), 125-170.
• REICH R.B., (2008), The Case against Corporate Social Responsibility, Goldman School Working Paper Series, Berkeley, CA: University of California.
• PAVA M., (2008) “Why corporations should not abandon social responsibility”, Journal of Business Ethics, 83(4), 805-813.