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SPRING SEMESTER 2012 MBA III

PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS


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BAHRIA UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD

Instructor: Nada Naeem Phone: 0333-5483568 Course: People & Organizations Lectures: 1 session / week (3 hours / session) Course Description:

Email: nada.naeem@yahoo.com nada-naeem@live.com

People & Organizations are an important and essential element of the management study. They are the elements on which the foundations of any management study and theory lie upon. The effective management of these resources is vital for the success of any business and business activity. Due to trends, cultural and economic changes, various challenges exist and their political and business analysis is very important for individual entering or managing themselves in the corporate world. This course outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession and uses interactive exercises and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership. It also analyzes past and current organization practices and behavior. It also introduces concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional fieldwork projects. Course Objectives: The Objectives of this course are

To understand the dynamics of Organizations due to continuing rapid globalization and the emergence of new trends and techniques. To make students develop essential human skills needed for effective functioning in the organization, understand the challenges, culture and processes. To provide an understanding of the human and organizational contexts in which you will be working and the skills you will need to be productive and successful in the initial stages of your career. To explore how to put the scientific, technical and organizational knowledge learned to work in addressing the major challenges facing management and organizations today

Learning Outcomes: A combination of techniques will be used to facilitate learning about people and organizations. First, we will be reading material from both the assigned bookwhich includes a compilation of readingsand additional outside resources (e.g., articles). Second, we will engage in dynamic discussions to further facilitate your understanding of the reading material. Third, we will engage in skill-building, experiential learning Bahria University; Islamabad Campus | Web Presence: www.bahria.edu.pk 2

exercises. Fourth, you will complete two written assignments and one presentation to help you clarify your understanding of the material.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to compare the material we cover to your personal experiences and to ask yourself what would I do as a leader?

Overview and Introduction to Organization and its management concepts as well as application of these concepts in real business world. Strategizing and Scenario Analysis

To develop basic oral presentation skills, analytical thinking and creativity while working in teams Teaching Methodology: As an MBA course, the course conduct methodology is divided into the following: Lecture Case discussions/ Article reviews Case Study Project Group/ Individual presentation As per the Goal and objectives mentioned before, the course is dynamic in nature, therefore: The students will be given a main project. Theory and the relevant concepts will be discussed prior to the case analysis. The assessment will be based on the presentation of the case analyzed, project, quizzes, assignments, midterm and final exams. The nature of the project will be: Market based and Industrial based Through the project the students will learn and develop problem solving skills. As the project is divided into modules, the Breadth and Depth of the course will be integrated, that is --- the course contents.

Course Schedule for 16 Week Semester:


S.NO 1 2 3 4 TOPICS Introduction and Overview What challenges can I expect in my first job? Introduction to Teams and Teamwork How do we build a high performance team? Contemporary Management Challenges What are the big challenges facing management and organizations today, and what skills do I need to face them? Managing Work and Careers - Past, Present and Future What do I want/expect from my work and career? How is this similar or different from what

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my parents and grandparents wanted and expected? Organizational Analysis - Strategic Design Lens, Political Lens, and The Cultural Lens How do I analyze and make sense of the organizational structure in which I am working? Who will share my interests and who won't? Who has power, and how will it affect what I do? What traditions matter in an organization, and how do they affect what goes on? Introduction to Negotiations How do I negotiate when it looks like I have no power? Multi-party Negotiations How do I balance the interests of several stakeholders, especially when some of them aren't at the bargaining table? Recruitment/Job Offer Negotiations What should ask for? What should I offer? Performance Management The why should we do it and how do we do it Talent Management What type of training people need to do their job effectively? Coaching & Mentoring What leaders can do to groom employees for future challenges? Workforce Management: Employment Relationships in Changing Organizations Interview Management & Skills How to appear for an interview and maintaining the right stance. Managing Cultural Diversity Managing the Innovation Process How do ideas move from the laboratory through the organization to the marketplace? Inventing the Future

In addition to the topics mentioned in the course outline, relevant international Case Studies as well as articles from HBR will be used to further explain the concepts and relate them to real business world. Prescribed Text: (is being finalized, will be communicated shortly before the start of semester) Reference Text: Ancona, D., T. Kochan, M. Scully, J. Van Maanen, and E. Westney. Managing for the Future. 3rd ed. Mason, OH: Thomson/Southwestern, 2005. ISBN: 0324055757. Kochan, Thomas, and Richard Schmalensee, eds. Management: Inventing and Delivering Its Future. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 0262112825.

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Attendance: Minimum 80% attendance at lecture and presentations/seminars/discussions is required. This is student responsibility to follow up on what they may have missed through absence from a teaching session through interaction with fellow students who attended the class. Late Submission: In keeping with standards of professionalism appropriate to management studies, it is expected that deadlines will be honored. In fairness to course members who complete on time, work submitted after the due date will incur a penalty.

Assessment Criteria:

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ASSESSMENT TASK Final Examination Mid-Term Examination Quizzes Project & Assignments

DURATION 02 Hours 1:30 Hour 30 Minutes 30 Minutes

WEIGHT 40% 25% 15% 20%

TOTAL MARKS 40 25 15 20

Grade Distribution: GRADE: A B+ B C+ C SCORES OBTAINED: 87 % 80 86 % 72 79 % 66 71 % 60 65 %

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50 59 % 50 %

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