Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Verona)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Organization Studies

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Name of lecturer
Cecilia Rossignoli
Cecilia Rossignoli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Second semester bachelor degree dal Feb 17, 2020 al Jun 5, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with knowledge about the basic elements and fundamental institutions to understand how the organization works. To this end, the conceptual and operational tools are provided to read and design the organizational structures.
The course also aims to develop the skills of reading and interpreting the different phenomena of the organizational culture of the company.
At the end of the lessons, the student must be able to understand the basic concepts of business organization, to know the main categories of organizations as well as to understand the dynamics that govern the organizations themselves. In addition, the student will be able to recognize opportunities arising from new technologies that facilitate the development of new business models. With reference to the applied comprehension skills, the student must be able to translate the theoretical concepts presented in the classroom in situations and concrete cases of business organizations.


Organization Theory - (Intro)
- Strategy and Organization Design
- Organization Structures
- Organizations and Environments:
- Organization Design for international relationships
- Technologies for Manufacturing and Services
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Innovation and Change

The teaching method includes lectures integrated by the analysis of business cases found in the literature carried out by the students. There are also testimonies made by experts/managers working in the company.
Teaching therefore involves frequent discussions of case studies focused on the definition and resolution of the different organizational configurations that can be adopted in different cultural and environmental contexts.
The preparation and presentation of cases in the classroom by the students is optional, but helps the students to develop both their ability to work in a group (during the preparation of cases) and their communication skills (in the presentation phase of the cases in front of all colleagues in the classroom).
The e-learnig platform also represents the repository for material under discussion

Course Material
Daft R.L.: "Organizzazione Aziendale" sesta Edizione - Apogeo 2017. Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 11

Morgan G. "IMAGES, Le metafore dell'organizzazione". Franco Angeli Milano 2002 (Chapters 1,2,3,4)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Richard L. Daft Organizzazione Aziendale (Edizione 6) MAGGIOLI 2017 978-88-916-2119-1 Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 11

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test with 3 open questions.
The questions are structured to verify the level of knowledge acquired by the students. At the same time the questions want to verify the ability of students to interpret organizational phenomena.
The written test is aimed at ascertaining:
- knowledge of the topics in the program, with particular reference to their applicative and methodological aspects;
- the ability to apply logical schemes to the various organizational problems presented, with particular reference to issues related to organizational planning.
- the depth and breadth of the acquired knowledge;
- the property of language;
- the ability to connect knowledge in a systemic way.
The final evaluation, which takes into account any activities related to the carrying out of case studies carried out during the course, is expressed in 30ths.
The case study is an optional activity that the student can do to obtain a maximum of 2 points that are added to the written test score (only if the latter is sufficient). In the classroom, during the first lesson, the teacher explains in detail how the case study should be carried out. In the second part of the program the teacher plans the presentation in the classroom of the case studies prepared and presented by the students.
The intermediate test is not foreseen.
During the last lesson a simulation will be carried out concerning the exam mode.

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