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Introduction to Organizational Management

Azusa Ebisuya

Class code etc
Class code A5501
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school GBP (Global Business Program)
Previous Class title
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Category 専門教育科目/Subjects of Business Administration
専門基礎科目/Introductory Subjects of Business Administration
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 金3/Fri.3
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 1~4
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

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Outline and objectives

This course is designed to help undergraduate students in Global Business Program (GBP) understand basic concepts and ideas of organizational management in the world of business. This course teaches the importance of management and its vital roles, organization structures, and effective management of organizations.


The series of lectures in this course will help the students to obtain knowledge of general terms and concepts of organizational management study, and instill further interest and desire to deepen their understanding in this field.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

This course is strongly related to the "DP1-1", "DP2-2" and "DP3" diploma policies and fairly related to the "DP4" policy.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)

This course will be delivered mostly through lectures so that the students can obtain basic knowledge of the subject. However, students will have opportunities to actively participate in the class by providing their critical thoughts and suggestions during discussions. Every lecture (from the second lecture onward) will have a terminology quiz covering contents of the previous lecture. In addition, the students will have two written tests (7th and 14th weeks) which will examine their understanding of this course.

Due to the recent epidemic of COVID-19, this course will be given only through the online system throughout the semester. The initial class will be held on May 8th, and the updated and detailed information regarding the course will be provided in LMS (Hoppii) by the initial class.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No



Week 1:The roles of organizational management

•Interpersonal roles
•Informational roles
•Decisional roles

Week 2:The planning function

•Terminology quiz (1)
•Defining the mission, vision and values
•Assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
•Developing forecasts and analyzing competition
•Developing action plan

Week 3:The organizing function

•Terminology quiz (2)
•Top managers
•Middle managers
•First-line managers

Week 4:The leading function

•Terminology quiz (3)
•Developing an effective leadership style
•Coaching and mentoring
•Managing change
•Building a positive organizational culture

Week 5:The controlling function

•Terminology quiz (4)
•The control cycle
•Crisis management
•Maintaining control in extraordinary circumstances

Week 6:Essential management skills

•Terminology quiz (5)
•Interpersonal skills
•Technical skills
•Conceptual skills
•Decision-making skills

Week 7:Mid-course review and Test (1)

•Review the semester so far
•Terminology quiz (based on 1-5)
•Explaining key managerial concepts

Week 8:Designing an effective organization structure

•Identifying core competences
•Identifying job responsibilities
•Defining the chain of command

Week 9:Organizing the workforce

•Terminology quiz (6)
•Functional structures
•Divisional structures
•Matrix structures
•Network structures

Week 10:Organizing in teams

•Terminology quiz (7)
•Problem-solving teams
•Self-managed teams
•(Cross-)functional teams
•Virtual teams

Week 11:Ensuring team productivity

•Terminology quiz (8)
•Advantages of working in teams
•Disadvantages of working in teams
•Characteristics of effective teams

Week 12:Fostering teamwork

•Terminology quiz (9)
•Team development
•Causes of team conflict
•Solutions to team conflict

Week 13:Managing an unstructured organization

•Terminology quiz (10)
•Potential benefits of unstructured organizations
•Potential challenges of unstructured organizations

Week 14:Course review and
Test (2)

•Review the entire semester
•Terminology quiz (based on 6-10)
•Explaining key managerial concepts

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

The students are expected to review the previous lectures and prepare for the quizzes. In addition, students are expected to read the materials for each class beforehand and prepare for discussions during the class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.


Slides and additional reading materials will be provided through the web-system.


Supplementary reading materials and/or websites will be shared through the web-system.

Grading criteria

Terminology quizzes: 20%
Participation in discussions: 20%
Test (1): 30%
Test (2): 30%

Changes following student comments

Not applicable.

Equipment student needs to prepare

We'll use the Hosei University Course Management Support System for sharing reading materials and handouts.


Please note that if the number of students attending the first class significantly exceeds expectation, the number of students who are allowed to register for the course will be limited in order to effectively manage the class.