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Management: The Fundamental Principles

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €1,000 per programme


This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of “management”. The primary emphasis is on individual and group behavior within organizations, in order for you to learn what it means to be an effective member of an organization – both as a new employee and eventually as a manager.

This course will cover a wide variety of topics related to that overall goal, including personality types, individual and group decision-making, working in teams, communication, motivation, networks, culture, organizational design, organizational change, and related ethical issues. We will then briefly explore how these issues relate to external strategic issues faced by businesses and organizations.

This course will aim to move beyond the theoretical foundations of these topics and explore how they come to life in the modern workplace in 2020.

Course objectives
At the end of the course, you should be able to:

Learn teamwork skills and understand what it means to be an effective team member.
Define what it means to influence and lead others through communication methods and motivational tools.
Recognize individual and team-based problem solving and decision making processes, and engage in these processes to analyze and solve problems.
Examine and characterize organizational dimensions and how their design can affect organizational performance.
Define what it means to be an effective and ethical organizational citizen.
Improve critical thinking skills.

BUS2007 is an introductory course with one prerequisite. Enrolled students must be interested in or have knowledge of basic business principles and meet at least one of the following conditions:
1. Current student at a university
2. Working professional with a university degree

Recommended reading
- Textbook “MGMT” by Chuck Williams or a similar, alternative title
- 5 brief cases written by instructor that illustrate organizational behavior principles
- Additional articles (to be determined)

Apply now! Block 1.3 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States