MBA 2391 Organisational Management and Control

MBA 2391 Organisational Management and Control

Course code: 
MBA 2391
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
4
Course coordinator: 
Hanno Roberts
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
MBA China
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Learning outcomes - Knowledge

This course addresses the topic of organization design and the related various management control approaches. The course aims to create an understanding of appropriate organizational design for different types of institutions, and build practical skills related to the principles and challenges of designing and implementing contemporary organizations. The latter includes the dynamics and processes of structuring organizations, and the specific ways organizations can set up and use their management control and performance measurement systems.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Ability to design an organization and use the appropriate management control and performance measurement systems

General Competence

Explain an appropriate organizational design for a given strategy choice.

Course content

The course is broken down into the two elements of Organization Theory & Design, and Management Control, which will be covered in the above order.

Organization theory & design

  • Types of organization design
  • Centralization, decentralization and specialization
  • Types and forms of organizational change
  • Implementing organizational change

Management control

  • Conventional management control (responsibility centers, budgeting, financial performance metrics)
  • Performance measurement systems (non-financial metrics, link to strategy and organisation design, bottom-up use of performance measurement)
Teaching and learning activities

The course is conducted as a teaching module, where students have classes all day for four subsequent days, a total of 32 hours.

The aim is to provide immediate value by connecting the course contents with the work experiences of the participants, and to use learning-by-doing as much as possible. The course is structured by means of a mix of lectures, case studies, classroom discussions, in-class exercises, and a final course assignment. The course is taught entirely in a digital format, with all materials only available in soft copy.

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component will be graded using points on a scale  0 -100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the course. Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam components will get a lower grade or may fail the course. Candidates may be called in for an oral hearing as a verification/control of written assignments.

Specific information regarding the points system and the mapping scale beyond the information given in the course description will be provided in class. This information may be relevant for requirements for term papers or other hand-ins, and/or where class participation can be one of several elements of the overall evaluation.

The course is a part of a full MBA and examination in all courses in the MBA programme must be passed in order to obtain a certificate for the MBA degree.

The course uses Microsoft TEAMS software for case group collaboration, the WeChat app for interaaction with case groups and individual participants, and a local (passive) Chinese hosting site for the reading materials and classroom videos which acts to alleviate download problems from the ItsLearning platform. Students are strongly suggested to familiarize themselves with the TEAMS software as well as utilize an independent (non-company) laptop and have independent Internet access.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Qualifications

Granted admission to the BI-Fudan MBA programme. Please consult our student regulations.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Class participation
Exam code:
MBA 23911
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
30No -Individual Individual class participation, counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MBA 23911
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
-
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
30No 1 Semester(s)Individual Case work, counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MBA 23911
Grading scale:
China
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
40No 1 Semester(s)Group ( 2 - 8)Final group-based course assignment, counts 40% of the total grade.
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Class participation
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:Individual class participation, counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam code:MBA 23911
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment:Case work, counts 30% of the total grade.
Exam code:MBA 23911
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-8)
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment:Final group-based course assignment, counts 40% of the total grade.
Exam code:MBA 23911
Grading scale:China
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100