Contemporary Issues in Business Management

Course Code: BA 211 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Business Administration - Masters • Field of study: Business Administration (in English)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mălina Darja
Seminar tutor: Mălina Darja
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

Explain how the roles of managers and team leaders are changing in business.
Understand how the structure of business is changing.
Explain how vision and mission drive the business today.
Express how the individual leader and worker are playing a different role and how that role will continue to undergo change.
Describe the role that integrity, values and ethics play in management decision making.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Leaders and managers

Financial management

Market structures and competition

Logistics management

Legal issues in business management

Teaching methods:

lecture, discussions, practical presentations

Learning outcomes:

The course will allow the students to build upon the principles of management, to study the current trends and developments in the field of management as found in business field currently. The course describes how the field of business management is changing rapidly including the agents affecting changes and the implications of changes.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written test examination - 70%,Verification during the semester (project) - 30%.

Recommended reading:

Elly R. Twineyo Kamugisha, The basics of Business Management, vol I-II,, Chadalawada Nagar, New Delhi, 2017, 232.
Drucker, Peter F., Management Challenges for the 21st Century, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2011, 450.
Baggett, Byrd, The Complete Book of Business Success, Rutledge Hill Press, New York, 2000, 234.