Organizations Management

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This course main objective is to provide the students with an overall overview of a diversity of key issues that are relevant on the various areas of management. And this way providing the studants with knowladge about organization methods and the human dimention of msnagement. Enabling the students to identify trends and key factos for managerial sucess. This course proposes to invest the studants with competencies in the following áreas: identification of key success factors in today’s management, innovative problem solving and critical analysis of alternative solutions.


1 Management and its objectives
1.1. managerial role
1.2. management challenges
2. Decision making process
2.1. Elements
2.2. Human dimension
3. Motivation and managerial learning
3.1. Motivation theories
3.2. Motivation process
3.3. Motivations and social learning
4. Leadership and communication
4.1. Leadership vs management
4.2. Leadership replacements
4.3. Power bases
4.4. Communication process
5. Change and management development
5.1. Main change factors
5.2. Management and development process
5.3. Sources and change resistance
6. Strategic planning
6.1. Definition and its process
6.2. Objectives Mission and vision
6.3. Operational planning
6.4. Strategy implementation
7. Organisational structure and its dimensions
7.1. Organization structures
7.2. Effects of structure on the organizations
8. Control
8.1. Elements of Strategic control
8.2. Process of Strategic control
8.3. measures and Strategic control systems
8.4. Financial control system

Teaching Methodologies

On a first stage the teacher transmits the key ideas on the subject opening the way to an open dialog with the students wherein their relevant personal experiences and points of view are explored. The teacher uses a diversity of media such as text, powerpoint presentation and vídeos, to comunicate in order to reinforce the the issues lectured contributing this way for a more efecient aquisition of knowladge. In order to develop competencies such as critical analises, idiagnostic and problem solving, case studies, role-play and simulation games are used. To consolidade the knowladge aquired in this course in a final stages the students are asked to develop a group class Project. The students evaluation will be based a final Project and its defense.


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Teixeira, Sebastião, Gestão das Organizações, McGraw-Hill, 2005
Freire, Adriano, Estratégia, Sucesso em Portugal, Verbo, 2006
Kreitner, R., Management, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006
Mintzberg, Henry, Estrutura e Dinâmica das Organizações, Publicações Dom Quixote, Lisboa, 2010
Cardoso, Luís, Gestão Estratégica – e competitividade, Verbo, 2006 .

Porter, Michael E., Estratégia Competitiva, Editora Campus, São Paulo, 1986. Manuel Brazinha Firmino, Gestão das organizações, escolar editora, 2010 Dess, Lumpkin,Eisner, Strategic management, McGraw-Hill, 2006



ECTS Credits



  • Teóricas - 15 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • Project: 100%