The course aims to provide students the theoretical concepts and a guideline for analyzing managerial implications addressed to understand the crucial characteristics of organizations, how to regulate interdependencies between activities and organizational actors, at the micro level (individual) Meso (operating units) and macro (corporate organizational forms and business networks).
It aims to train professional figures with competences in the organization of business activities, as they have knowledge and skills to become leader, or middle or top manager or executive line managers in sports, health, education and related and/or correlated sectors.
Organizational design. Organizational design and organizational theories. The key variables of organizational design. The design of the microstructure. The design of the mesostruttura. The coordination and control mechanisms. Organizational forms.
The course offers a theoretical-practical itinerary on the models and tools of Organization Theory. The first part of the course concerns the theoretical foundations of the Organization Theory, as a prevailing interpretative proposal on the individual-organization relationship, analyzing the main classical organizational theories and motivational models, as well as the organizational design variables. The second part regards the design of the microstructure with a focus on the organization of work and the design of the mesostructure also with reference to the definition of organizational forms. The third part is dedicated to deepening, through seminar activities and group work with the development of project work, on the topics studied.
Fundamentals of organizational design. Organizational design and organizational theories. The key variables of organizational design. The design of the microstructure. The design of the mesostruttura. The coordination and control mechanisms. Organizational forms.
Written examination divided into four open five-point questions each, and a ten-point open question, related to the topics listed in the program.
Oral examination (for candidates who pass the test with a score of at least 18/30), that consists into questions that start from any gaps in the written examination, then regarding the other topics in the program.
Written and oral examinations aim at verifying the level of learning of the principles, notions and topics listed in the program.
Such verification will be conducted on the basis of the following criteria: level of knowledge and deepening of the principles of the corporate organization; Language properties and clarity in oral test.
1. Number of tests contributing to the assessment: 2
2. Objective of the test: verifying the level of student learning on fundamental aspects of the subject
3. Methods of administration (written, oral, practical): written and oral examionation
4. Timetable: according to the exam schedule
5. Duration: written test 1 hour; Oral test for about 10 to about 30 minutes
6. Type (e.g. written test, practical test, interview, etc ...): written test to open answers + oral examination
7. Final Examination: The student will achieve the minimum score if he/she can demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge of the organization. The student will get the highest score when he/she demonstrates that he has understood, thoroughly and introjected all the topics listed in the program, also being able to grasp the interconnections between them and provide concrete application, examples in relation to their managerial implications.