Grades are integers ranging from 1 to 10.
The final test has a pass point of 1.5 (out of 4.0); lower scores will result in exam failure, without regard to other partial scores. Nevertheless, that 1.5 is necessary, but not sufficient, for passing!
The final test includes questions from every chapter.
Some chapters, not so relevant for the students in the first year of study (as those related to controlling), are addressed by only one question each.
Other chapters, more relevant (as decision making or motivation), are addressed by two questions, or even three, each one.
Collective task: teams of 4-6 students (5, when possible).
Deadline: seminar class no. 5 of each official unit (the task is assigned in the seminar class no. 3).
Materials: one flip-chart sheet provided by the instructor, during the seminar; additional: students’ own tools to write, draw, paint, cut, paste, print etc.
Procedure: one topic of the evolution of management is randomly assigned to each team (the topic my address an epoch or a viewpoint). The members of the team study the topic using different sources, e.g. the lecture presentations (available for download in this page), manuals or books in Management, Wikipedia or other websites etc. – the more sources, the better. Using sources in other languages is highly encouraged. Then, the students fructify this information in a poster that they are going to exhibit and present during the seminar class no. 5 (questions and remarks should come from other teams).
Tips: as much information as possible; creativity and fantasy highly encouraged; even humour; the authors must be the first ones to adore the poster; any technology may be used (the students may draw caricatures of the representatives of the viewpoint, paint a background, sew something, do anything else that it is worth it).
Lecture attendance is not mandatory and it is not monitored in any way.
Seminar attendance is not a condition for passing the exam, but it is still monitored. Seminar attendance has a certain influence on the final grade, through the application portfolio and the active involvement in discussion. Missing a seminar class results in missing the corresponding small score.
The list below is only indicative.
Basically, any topic in the course – decision making, organization structure/design, motivation, communication etc. – may become a topic for the bachelor dissertation paper, provided it is approached practically. Usually, such a practical approach is performed within an organization; nevertheless, there may be studies unrelated to one certain organization, such as focusing a country, o branch/industry, a kind of organizations and so forth.
The elements below are ideas, not titles.
Therefore, some examples:
Organizational culture in company X.
Changing organizational culture in company X.
Social responsabilities assumed by company X.
Managerial ethics in company X.
Strategic/tactical/operational planning in company X.
Management by Objectives applied in company X.
Improving the decision-making process in company X.
Collecting new employee ideas in company X.
Innovation management in company X.
Restructuring company X.
Job design in company X.
HRM in company X.
Conflict management in company X.
Stress management in company X.
Motivation in company X.
Leadership in company X.
Communication in company X.
Managerial control in company X.
Designing/improving/assessing/… the information system(s) in company X.
One may also propose a subject that goes beyond the materials detailed in the course but are related to management, e.g.:
Management in joint-venture/international/multinational companies.