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.
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.
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
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.
- 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).