Courses Bachelor Display 2013-2014

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Course title Management of Organisations and Marketing
Course code EBC1003
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2-9-2013 25-10-2013 L X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Kelly Geyskens, Nicolle van den Elst
For more information: k.geyskens@maastrichtuniversity.nl; n.vandenelst@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This introductory course Management of Organisations and Marketing serves two main purposes. First, it aims at providing you with crucial theoretical and practice-oriented knowledge that helps you to understand the functioning of companies and the behaviour of management in business contexts. This knowledge will be derived from two disciplines: management and organisation (1) and marketing (2). More details on the perspectives of these disciplines will be provided in the next section. A second purpose of this course relates to the development of basic learning skills that you will need throughout your study at Maastricht University. This skills training mainly focuses on Problem-Based Learning. We introduce the 7-jump, different roles in tutorial groups and various PBL working methods. During the group sessions, you will have ample opportunity to practice your newly acquired PBL skills.

When you have successfully finished this course, you are:
-capable of studying in an academic problem-based learning environment
-knowledgeable of the foundations of management and organisation studies
-knowledgeable of the foundations of marketing studies
-capable of understanding and explaining basic organisational and marketing problems in isolation
Description
This block, which has an evident business administration character, addresses the issues of managing organisations and their marketing activities. With respect to the management of organisations, several topics such as the nature, origin, purpose and scope of the management activity and styles, design, and effects of management will be addressed. Based on this knowledge, the course also deals with challenges of modern organisations such as corporate social responsibility, motivation, and teamwork. The marketing part of this course builds upon ‘marketing orientation’ as a foundation of contemporary firms. Attention is, for instance, paid to basic marketing tools, positioning and segmentation strategies, and customer motivation.Throughout the course has to be examples and problems from real life situations. Next to these main subjects, practical skills deemed relevant for a successful study career will be emphasised.
Literature
Introductory marketing book
Introductory management book
Reader
Prerequisites
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Participation / Written Exam
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