Economics and Management of Organizations
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Business Management, Economics
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The main goal of the course Economics and Management of Organizations is developing your knowledge about and creating insight into the functioning of organizations. In addition you will learn analyzing, recognizing and solving organizational problems.
After successfully completing the course you are able to:
• explain scientific insights into the functioning of organizations (Bridging Theory and Practice);
• describe the functioning of organizations in practice (Bridging Theory and Practice);
• study, analyze and assess organizations on a scientifically sound basis (Academic and Research Skills);
• come up with solutions for various organizational problems from a good theoretical basis (Academic and Research skills);
• carry out assignments and the results in a team and present the results convincingly (Social Professional Skills).
The course Economics and Management of Organization provides insights into the basic terminology and the fundamental concepts of management and organizations, particularly in the role of the managers. During the lectures the focus is on strategy, organizational structure, leadership, motivation, organizational culture, and planning and control. In addition to the lectures, you will apply the theory to a real life case. You are supposed to analyze several organizational problems within a profit or a not for profit organization and give the management your advice to solve these problems. By following this course, you develop into a 'smart manager': a manager who is able to combine scientific economic and managerial knowledge to understand the (dis)functioning of organizations in practice.
FORM OF TUITION
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Written exam - individual assessment
Advice assignment - team assessment
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Academic Skills, Marketing I, Microeconomics I and Macroeconomics I.
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