Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Management and Organization
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)

Coordinating teacher: MONTES SANCHO, MARIA JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to Organization and Management The evolution of Organization Theories Organization Design and departamental structures Management in Tourims companies Model of five competitive forces Competitive advantage
Learning activities and methodology
Every week there will be a theory session (in a large group) and a practical session (in a small group), except the final weeks where they will class presentations. Students must study the contents of each theory session after the session takes place. Case studies must be preparated before the corresponding practical sessions. Practical sessions will be devoted to discuss and provide solutions to the exercises that students will have previously worked at. The course understands management as a practice, being the distribution of the activities as follow: - Individual participation (1 credit) - Teamwork & managing conflict skills (2 credits)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Daft, R.L.. Organization. Theory and Design. Cengage Learning. 2015
  • Daft, R.L.; Murphy, J.; Willmont, H.. Organization: Teory and Design. Cengage Learning. 2010
  • Gomez-Mejía, LR ;Balkin, DB ; Cardy, RL. Management. McGraw-Hill. 2005
  • Mintzberg, H.. Structuring in Fives. Prentice-Hall. 1992

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.