Organisation and Management
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-CIWB151-IBC
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Communication and Information Studies;
prof. dr. J.M.A. Hornikx
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. L.A.L. van de Wijngaert
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. L.A.L. van de Wijngaert
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. L.A.L. van de Wijngaert
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
PER 3  (04/02/2019 to 05/04/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksAccessible to exchange students (maximum 30).
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
At the end of this course, the student has an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, and debates in the field of management and organisation. Additionally, the student has gained knowledge about the contributions of different disciplines (psychology, sociology, and economic) to the Management and Organisation course. And finally, the student has acquired knowledge of the history of thinking on management and organisation.

Practical application;
The student can analyse organisations, their internal environment and processes with the concepts, models, and theories discussed. 

The student can reflect critically on both the theoretical and practical value and the usability of concepts, theories, and models discussed for both science and the professional practice of the communication professional.

The student can present information, ideas, and solutions to an audience composed of specialists and non-specialists.

Study skills;
The student has the study skills required to continue his/her education, which requires a high degree of autonomy.
This course offers International Business Communication students a first introduction to the broad field of Organisation and Management. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the perspective, (basic) concepts, and theories of management studies and the application of business administration principles in (communication) practice.

Themes covered in the course include an introduction with regard to
  • how we can understand organisational behaviour,
  • the changing context in which organisations operate (e.g. culture, technology) and
  • organisational structures (e.g. work design, elements of structure, organisation design and organisational architecture).
In addition, this course will familiarise students with the core activity of organisations: making decisions with regard to products, prices, marketing, logistics and finance. The basis for this is a management game in which students run their own virtual organisation. 
Assumed previous knowledge
Only accessible to students of the BA International Business Communication (and a limited number of exchange students).

Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least B2 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

Required materials
Title:Organizational Behaviour, Pearson.
Author:Huczynski, A. & Buchanan, D.
Title:Bizzgames, Sonic Factory Licence.

Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Test weight25
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3, Block PER 4

Minimum grade

Written exam
Test weight75
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3, Block PER 4

Minimum grade

Note to exchange students: it is not possible to take the written exam at a different time or place.