Management Theory and Practice
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina
Area of Study
Business Management, Management Science
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units5
Hours & Credits
GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides a comprehensive overview of management theory and practice, acquainting students with the discipline of management and its evolution, schools, and theories. The content of the course covers strategic planning and decision-making, organizing and managing human resources, communicating, motivating and leading, management control and operations management. The course integrates classical and modern managerial concepts with an array of real-world cases studies.
Management theories, organizational psychology, managerial economics, cost management techniques, competitive strategies, analyzing industries, marketing mix, marketing positioning, sale techniques and negotiations.
- Provide a comprehensive and integrated view about principles of management.
- Develop the techniques and processes required for business management.
- Analyze business strategies and study the competitive environments.
- Cover the most relevant concepts of management.
Principles of Management: What's management? - 5 hours
Management Theories: Most important authors of managment theories. - 5 hours
Managerial Economics: Demand, supply, and market equilibrium. - 5 hours
Analyzing Industries: Porter's 5 forces definition. - 10 hours
Competition: Competitive Strategies. - 10 hours
Marketing Basic Concept: Marketing Mix. - 5 hours
REQUIRED READINGS and/or TEXT(S)
Drucker, Peter F. The Practice of Management. Butterworth-Heinemann 2007 (2nd revised edition)
Porter, E. Michael. On Competition. Havard Business Book, 1998.
Ferrel, O. C. & Hartline, M. D. Marketing Strategy. São Paulo: Thomson, 2005.
Practical tasks and tests - approved with final grade higher than 7 points (maximum 10 points) and 75% of class attendance.
Attendance - 30%
Test 1 - 20%
Test 2 - 30%
Test 3 - 20%
To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and 75% of class frequency. The student cannot be absent on up to 25% of classes.In case of injury or sickness the absence of the student will not count if he presents a medical certificate. In this context, the classroom assignments shall be sent via e-mail to him. When the student joins back his group, the professor is instructed to pay extra attention to him/her in the process of catching up with the class.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations