Economics and Management of Organizations

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics and Management of Organizations

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The main goal of the course Economics and Management of Organizations is developing your knowledge about and creating insight into the functioning of organizations. In addition you will learn analyzing, recognizing and solving organizational problems.

    After successfully completing the course you are able to:
    • explain scientific insights into the functioning of organizations (Bridging Theory and Practice);
    • describe the functioning of organizations in practice (Bridging Theory and Practice);
    • study, analyze and assess organizations on a scientifically sound basis (Academic and Research Skills);
    • come up with solutions for various organizational problems from a good theoretical basis (Academic and Research skills);
    • carry out assignments and the results in a team and present the results convincingly (Social Professional Skills).

    COURSE CONTENT
    The course Economics and Management of Organization provides insights into the basic terminology and the fundamental concepts of management and organizations, particularly in the role of the managers. During the lectures the focus is on strategy, organizational structure, leadership, motivation, organizational culture, and planning and control. In addition to the lectures, you will apply the theory to a real life case. You are supposed to analyze several organizational problems within a profit or a not for profit organization and give the management your advice to solve these problems. By following this course, you develop into a 'smart manager': a manager who is able to combine scientific economic and managerial knowledge to understand the (dis)functioning of organizations in practice.

    FORM OF TUITION
    Lectures
    Tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam - individual assessment
    Advice assignment - team assessment

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Academic Skills, Marketing I, Microeconomics I and Macroeconomics I.

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