Maastricht, Netherlands

Management: The Fundamental Principles

when 1 July 2020 - 16 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 998

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 leader

Ravi Shanmugam

Target group

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

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 998: €998 per programme