BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Last update 09/06/2021 10:35
Code
97161
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 10716 MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/35
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course introduces business management in a broad sense and therefore the manager's job. Business management is knowledge made up of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. For this reason, the focus of this course is on knowledge and know-how. Business management is much more than just good administration, although necessary. It is the ability to organize, decide and manage relationships with other actors in the economic system, in particular with the upstream / downstream markets

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objectives of the course are to provide students with the basic concepts of business management (organization and decision-making processes) and business relationships with customers and suppliers. Furthermore, the course aims at integrating the theoretical concepts with examples, applications and real cases, in order to understand their relevance as well as their possible implications.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of this course is to provide the general management concepts necessary to face all future studies in the field of management engineering.
At the end of the course the student will have acquired a knowledge of business management with particular reference to:
organization or the ways in which work is divided and coordinated between people and, at a more aggregate level, between organizational units;
decision-making processes or how people, organizational units and entire organizations make decisions;
management of relationships within the supply chain, or how the company interacts with the actors upstream in the economic system
Specifically, the student will be able to:
Know the theories behind the three themes indicated above
Apply methods and tools within the three themes indicated above
Apply critical reasoning to identify the areas of applicability of theories / methods / tools introduced

PREREQUISITES

None.

Teaching methods

This course is delivered mainly through lectures and exercises. In addition, case studies, videos and workshops will be used to discuss and contextualize the most important concepts.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Organizational design: specialization  and coordination of work. Types of structures and organizational mechanisms. 
Decision-making under bounded rationality and in turbulent environments: approaches, methods and tools
Vertical relationships: market, hierarchy and new forms of  customer-supplier relationships. Supply chain management: make or buy choices, partnership relationships, operational and technological collaboration

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Spina G. Gestione aziendale, Etas Libri, 2012 (for parts 2 and 3 of the program)
PPT slides on aulaweb (for parts 2 and 3 of the program)
English language papers on aulaweb (for parts 2 and 3 of the program)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office number 7, palazzina Delfino, Campus, Savona, on appointment

LESSONS

Teaching methods

This course is delivered mainly through lectures and exercises. In addition, case studies, videos and workshops will be used to discuss and contextualize the most important concepts.

ORARI

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