Managing Organizations

Organizations & Change Management

This course aims at developing participants' knowledge of how organizations function on individual, group and organization levels. Students will learn how to combine concepts and models of analysis on different levels to enhance their understanding of organizational phenomena. They will develop an understanding of the most important managerial approaches towards power and politics in organizations, managing groups and teams, and analyzing work organizations, enabling participants to define and actively participate in change management initiatives in organizations. Students learn about the major theoretical approaches to managing change, understanding and dealing with resistance to change, and designing and communicating change initiatives.

International Human Resource Management

Organizations face a number of operational challenges in their international development and the diversity in the legal environment is one of these.  The contractual and employment law provisions vary significantly from nation to nation, and the management styles learned in one part of the globe may be incompatible with working environments elsewhere.  The experienced manager knows the importance of adaptation.