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2018/2019  BA-BHAAI1074U  Principles of Management

English Title
Principles of Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration Summer
Start time of the course Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 120
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Course instructor - Donna N. Losciuto Lane, PhD Professor, School of Business, Southern Oregon University, laned@sou.edu
    Sven Bislev - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
In case of any academic questions related to the course, please contact the course instructor or ISUP academic director, Sven Bislev at sb.msc@cbs.dk.
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 05/12/2018

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and use of terms related to managing, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of various organizations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of ethical and socially responsible behaviors to global, technology driven, organizations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal challenges involved in becoming a manager and a leader in today's turbulent environments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mangment and leadership practices as applied to small, medium, and large organizations.
Course prerequisites
Basic computer skills
Principles of Management:
Exam ECTS 7.5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer, Ordinary exam: 4 hour written exam in the period of 30 July - 2 August 2019
Retake exam: 4 hour written exams in the period of 1-7 October 2019
3rd attempt (2nd retake) exam: 72-hour home assignment- 25-28 November 2019 – for all ISUP courses simultaneously

Exam schedules available on https:/​/​www.cbs.dk/​uddannelse/​international-summer-university-programme-isup/​courses-and-exams
Aids Closed book: no aids
However, at all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player), and the student is allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam.
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.
Retake exam: 4 hour written sit-in exam, new exam question
Exam form for 3rd attempt (2nd retake): 72-hour home project assignment, max. 10 pages.
Course content and structure

The goal of this course is to survey the principles of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) as well as the underlying behavioral theories concerning people in the work/organizational environment (individual needs, group behavior, leadership styles and team dynamics). Class discussions will be based on assigned readings and assigned chapter materials including discussion questions, experiential exercises, ethical dilemmas, and case studies. As such, it is essential that the assignment be completed before each class. Classroom sessions will be used to review the assigned reading, present new information, pose questions, focus students on the issues being studied, discuss assigned chapter materials, and/or analyze assigned cases; in short, classroom sessions will be used to develop a foundation and awareness of the process called management. Emphasis will be placed on the practice of management in medium and large size domestic business enterprises. Specialty sections of the text will be utilized via lecture, videos, and small group activities to give students an opportunity to think about and discuss ethical, global, and small business/entrepreneurial/nonprofit organizations.


Preliminary assignment: Reading of Chapter 1

Class 1: Introduction to Management

Class 2: The Environment of Management

Class 3: Planning- Planning and Goal Setting

Class 4: Planning- Strategy Formulation and Execution

Class 5: Planning- Mangeiral Decision Making

Class 6: Organizing- Designing Organization Structure

Feedback activity: Decision Making Assignment in class

Class 7: Orgainzation- Managing Change and Innovation

Class 8: Orgainzation- Managing Human Resources and Diversity

Class 9: Leading- Understanding Individual Behavior and Motivating Employess

Class 10: Leading- Leadership, Leading Teams, Managing Communication

Class 11: Contorlling- Managing Quality and Performance

Description of the teaching methods
The methodology will include class discussions, end of the chapter discussion questions, experiential exercises, case studies, and ethical dilemmas.
Feedback during the teaching period
Decision Making Assignment in class
Student workload
Preliminary assignment 20 hours
Classroom attendance 33 hours
Preparation 126 hours
Feedback activity 7 hours
Examination 20 hours
Further Information

Preliminary Assignment: To help students get maximum value from ISUP courses, instructors provide a reading or a small number of readings or video clips to be read or viewed before the start of classes with a related task scheduled for class 1 in order to 'jump-start' the learning process.


Course timetable is available on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams


We reserve the right to cancel the course if we do not get enough applications. This will be communicated on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams end February 2019 at the latest.



Expected literature

Mandatory readings:


Managment 12th Edition by Richard L Daft



Last updated on 05/12/2018