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2013/2014  BA-1IBA  Introduction to Business Administration

English Title
Introduction to Business Administration

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Ioanna Constantiou - Department of IT Mangement (ITM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
Last updated on 30-01-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
  • Describe the different areas of Business Administration and in relation to a business case
  • Explain the objectives of each area of Business Administration by providing practical examples.
  • Apply business tools and models, presented in the course, towards a practical business problem.
  • Present argumentation that supports the proposed solution to a business problem, based on the analysis of a given case.
  • Identify business consequences of using the different tools and models on a given issue.
Introduction to Business Administration:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure
The course covers various topics of the major subject areas in Business Administration, including:
the international business environment, focusing on industrial platforms and competition in local and global markets, human resource management focusing on employees motivation and retention, financial management focusing on understanding financial information and accounting principles, marketing management focusing on building customer relationships, developing and pricing products and services, as well as managing operations focusing on business process reengineering and supply chain management.
Teaching methods
Teaching Methods
Lectures and Workshops
Expected literature

Understanding Business by William G. Nickels, James McHugh and Susan M. McHugh (2012)

Last updated on 30-01-2014