Economics and Management of Organizations


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.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written exam - individual assessment
Advice assignment - team assessment

Entry Requirements



Jones, G.R., & George, J.M. (2019). Contemporary Management (11th
Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.

The ninth and tenth edition of the book are still usable, however the
version from
2019 is leading. In the course manual and during the lectures, the
edition is always referred to.

Recommended background knowledge

Academic Skills, Marketing I, Microeconomics I en Macroeconomics I.

General Information

Course Code E_EBE1_EMO
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. G.P. Melker
Examiner dr. G.P. Melker
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
Target audiences

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