Course Outline for BMA 5004 Management and Organisation
Course Objective: To enable managers from non-business background to understand the basics of managing a company. The course will place heavy emphasis on self-learning, so that students can get the most from the classes and the lessons will stay with them the rest of their lives.
Course Instructor: Dr William Koh (Office: Mochtar Riady Building # 08-50; Tel: 65163190; Hp 91163126)
1. Understanding the four essential functions such as Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling; the role of a manager. In order not to overlap with other courses in the MBA curriculum and considering the fact that this course is only half a module, this course will focus on the Planning and Organising functions of effective management.
2. Understanding the organisational environment – The external business environment has changed very dramatically over the past decade. The Internet and the IT revolution have effectively changed the way organizations conduct their business. Students need to appreciate the latest development in the external environment order to better manage their organisations.
3. Planning – This involves the setting of corporate goals and objectives; students will be taught how to set goals that are motivational for organizational members.
4. Organising – This involves the way tasks will be broken down into components, and the components assigned to different departments and how work needs to be coordinated in order for the organisation to function effectively and efficiently.
5. We will also look at the alignment between an organisation’s goals, strategies, organizational design/structure and other processes in order to facilitate organizational effectiveness.
Text contents; Case Studies; Management Videos; Group Project; In-Class Management Exercise
(1) Test (MCQ) 15%
(2) Class Participation 15%
(3) Group Project 40%
(4) In class – Case Test 30%
1. New Era of Management (9th Edition) 2010; Daft, R. Thomson, Southwestern.
Readings from the textbook:
Chapter 1: Innovative Management for Turbulent Times
Read: 3-10; Skip 10-12 (under the heading “Management type); read 12-18; Skip 18-20 (under the heading “Managerial roles); read 21-24.
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Management Thinking
Read 47-51 (under the heading “Recent historical trends”)
Chapter 3 The Environment and Corporate Culture
Read 61-84 (and stop just before “Cultural leadership”)
Chapter 4 Managing in a Global Environment
Read: 102-111 (starting with heading “The International Business Environment”) Stop just before the heading “International Trade Alliances”)
Chapter 6 Managerial Planning and Goal Setting
Read 159-168 (Stop just before MBO)
Chapter 7 Strategy Formulation and Implementation
Read 185-203 (Stop just before “Strategy Execution”)
Chapter 9 Designing Adaptive Organisations
Chapter 10 Managing Change and Innovation