BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Code
73110
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9921 INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (L-9) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/35
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course introduces to business management in a broad sense and then to the manager's job. Business management is a knowledge made of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. This is why the attention of this course is to both knowledge and know-how. Business management is much more than just good administration, although necessary. It is the capacity to organize, to decide and to govern relations with other actors of the economic system, in particular with the upstream markets

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic principles for business management

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to provide general management concepts necessary to face all future studies in the field of management engineering.

At the end of this course the student will have acquired a knowledge of business management with particular reference to:

1) organization or the ways in which work is divided and coordinated among individuals and, at a more aggregate level, among organizational units;

2) decision-making processes or how people, organizational units and whole organizations make decisions

3) management of relationships within the supply chain, i.e. how the company interacts with the actors upstream in the economic system

Specifically, the student will be able to:

- Know the theories underlying the three themes mentioned above

- Apply methods and tools within the three themes mentioned above

- Critically think to identify the applicability domains of introduced theories / methods / tools

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons / exercises /  plenary discussion of in-depth readings

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) Organizational planning: division and work coordination. The types of structures and the organizational mechanisms. Business process management.

2) Decision-making processes in conditions of bounded rationality and in turbulent environments: approaches, methods and tools

3) Vertical relationships: market, hierarchy and evolved customer-supplier relationships. Supply chain management: make or buy choices, partnership relations, operational and technological collaboration

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

La gestione dell'impresa: Organizzazione, processi decisionali, marketing, acquisti e supply chain di Gianluca Spina, Etas libri

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANIA TESTA (President)

MARCO RABERTO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons / exercises /  plenary discussion of in-depth readings

LESSONS START

In accordance with the Course decision.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test at the end of each module; final written test

Assessment methods

On a 30/30 ranking scale