Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title Managers @ Work
Course code EBC4045
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 X X
Level Intermediate/Advanced
Coordinator Anna Huppertz
For more information: anna.huppertz@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
1) enhance awareness of the relevance and applicability of theoretical concepts on management practice, incl. managerialism and organizational dynamics; 2) stimulate critical reflection on assumptions/hypotheses about management; 3) familiarize students with challenging settings in which managers operate and have to deal with paradoxes, trying to balance stakeholder and shareholder interests; 4) introduce and train students in positive management and reflective practitioning.
Description
Management is one of the most influential inventions of 20th century capitalism. Accordingly, there is plenty of literature on the roles and functions of managers and executives, both academic and more practitioner oriented. Quite a bit of what is written about managers may differ though from the reality of everyday managerial work. Managers best use an evidence-based approach to assess which advise is useful for them and their organizations. Similarly, you as a student should never forget to take a critical reflective stance towards all information provided.
The course Managers@Work aims to provide an opportunity to explore the work of managers. The course invites you to take a critical stance towards management and its impact on society. Think about such pertinent questions like: "What does management look like? How do managers actually behave and perform, and why so? Which challenges do managers face during their careers? What impact do managers have on society? Are managers behaving responsibly? And if so, how?"
Literature
To be announced: A leading book in the field of management and academic articles.
Prerequisites
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Participants should have a bachelor degree with a major in Business or Economics. This also applies to exchange students. Exchange students need to major in organisation in their Master.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
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Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Managerial Decision-Making and Control Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Marketing-Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Compulsory Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Marketing Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Supply Chain Management Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Elective Course(s)
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