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Introduction to Organizational Management

Azusa Ebisuya

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school GBP (Global Business Program)
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code A5501
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 水4/Wed.4
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 専門教育科目/Business Administration Courses
専門基礎科目/Introductory Courses of Business Administration

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Outline and objectives

This course is designed to help undergraduate students in the 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)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

This course will be delivered mostly through lectures so that the students can absorb 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. The students will have two written tests (7th and 14th weeks) which will examine their understanding of this course. Feedback on class assignments will be given through the Hosei University Course Management Support System (Hoppii).

Due to the epidemic of infectious disease, classes may possibly be provided through the online system (Zoom) or hy-flex style. Detailed information will be updated.

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

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


Week 1[オンライン/online]:The roles of organizational management

•Interpersonal roles
•Informational roles
•Decisional roles

Week 2[オンライン/online]:The planning function

•Defining the mission, vision and values
•Assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
•Developing forecasts and analyzing competition
•Developing an action plan

Week 3[オンライン/online]:The organizing function

•Top managers
•Middle managers
•First-line managers

Week 4[オンライン/online]:The leading function

•Developing an effective leadership style
•Coaching and mentoring
•Managing change
•Building a positive organizational culture

Week 5[オンライン/online]:The controlling function

•The control cycle
•Crisis management
•Maintaining control in extraordinary circumstances

Week 6[オンライン/online]:Essential management skills

•Interpersonal skills
•Technical skills
•Conceptual skills
•Decision-making skills

Week 7[オンライン/online]:Mid-course review and Test (1)

•Mid-semester review
•Explaining key managerial concepts

Week 8[対面/face to face]:Designing an effective organization structure

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

Week 9[対面/face to face]:Organizing the workforce

•Functional structures
•Divisional structures
•Matrix structures
•Network structures

Week 10[対面/face to face]:Organizing in teams

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

Week 11[対面/face to face]:Ensuring team productivity

•Advantages of working in teams
•Disadvantages of working in teams
•Characteristics of effective teams

Week 12[対面/face to face]:Fostering teamwork

•Team development
•Causes of team conflict
•Solutions to team conflict

Week 13[対面/face to face]:Managing an unstructured organization

•Potential benefits of unstructured organizations
•Potential challenges of unstructured organizations

Week 14[対面/face to face]:Course review and
Test (2)

•Review the entire semester
•Explaining key managerial concepts

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

The students are expected to read the uploaded 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

Participation in discussions: 28%
Assignment during a class: 12%
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.



Upon threat level change

Please note that the teaching approach may vary due to the threat level we are at: Level 1, this course will be held on campus. Level 2, it will be held online.