Checking date: 21/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Management and Organization
Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 399 - Estudio: 201)

Coordinating teacher: MONTES SANCHO, MARIA JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


This course is an introduction to organizational design and business strategy. The course attempts to provide the following competencies to students: * Understanding and analyzing the challenges faced by organizations with respect to the management of their workforce * Understanding the link between management and organizational structure * Understanding the basic elements of organizational structure and fundamental factors of organizational design * Understanding the link between strategy and structure/design * Analyzing the constitution process of firms competitive advantage * Understanding the link between management, structure and strategy
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Management 2. The evolution of organization: Management Theories 3. Organizational structure and design 4. Introduction to strategy 5. Porter's five forces 6. Competitive Strategy. 7. Corporate Strategy
Learning activities and methodology
Every week there will be a theory session (in a large group) where it will introduce the theoretical frameworks and a practical session (in a small group) where it will apply these concepts in case studies. Case studies must be preparated before the corresponding practical sessions (individual or teamwork depending on the case). Practical sessions will be devoted to discuss and provide solutions to the exercises that students will have previously worked at.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Daft, R.L. . Organization. Theory and Design. Cengage Learning. 2015
  • LR Gomez-Mejía, DB Balkin. Management. Pearson. 2012
  • Mintzberg. Structure in 5's: A Synthesis of the Research on Organization Design. . Journal: Management science, 26(3), 322-341. 1980.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.