Course title
0M1022001
Introduction to Management for Engineers

kato kyoko
Course content
Content: This course is intended to: a) provide an overview of the field of management, b) develop student’s understanding of management in organizations (e.g. planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling), and c) begin developing specific knowledge, skills, and abilities that will assist students in effectively managing people and organizations. Students learn theories, research, policies, and practices relevant to these general objectives. Throughout the course, considerable emphasis will be placed on: a) the practical application of relevant theory and research, and b) developing and applying critical thinking skills.

Format. Weekly lectures consist of two parts. The first part (16:50 to 18:30) will be led by the instructor providing some key concepts and frameworks of the topic, including some team/pair works. In the second part (18:40 to 20:20), a guest speaker will give a talk about a comparative perspective of corporate strategy, marketing, HRM, and so on (depending on their expertise) based on their international business experiences.

The emphasis will be on discussion and active learning experiences (e.g., exercises, case analysis, presentations, and videos depending on availability). You are expected to participate and get involved in the learning process. Please bring your handouts and homework assignments to each class. In order to use class time effectively, it is important that you complete assignments prior to class.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to: a) provide an overview of the field of management, b) develop student’s understanding of management in organizations (e.g. planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling), and c) begin developing specific knowledge, skills, and abilities that will assist students in effectively managing people and organizations.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand fundamental management frameworks and concepts
  2. To use and apply these theories and frameworks to problems/issues found in your area of study
  3. To find a solution for the problem/issues by the framework and concepts introduced in the course
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation / Management Principles and Theories (1)

Orientation and warm-up
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
2. Orientation / Management Principles and Theories (2)

Principles and Theories
- Manager and management
- Taylor and Ford
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
3. Management Principles & Theories (cont.) (1)

- Mayo and his colleagues
- Contemporary theories
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
4. Management Principles & Theories (cont.) (2)

Guest speaker 1 (TBA): Comparative management – HRM
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
5. Managing people and communications (1)

- Human Resources management (HRM)
- Motivation
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
6. Managing people and communications (2)

Guest speaker 2 (TBA): Comparative management – People and Organizations
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
7. Managing people and communications (cont.) (1)

- Motivation (cont.)
- Communication
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
8. Managing people and communications (cont.) (2)

Guest speaker 3 (TBA): Comparative management – Marketing
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
9. Management Functions – Leading and controlling (1)

- Leadership
- Controlling organizations
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
10. Management Functions – Leading and controlling (2)

Guest speaker 4 (TBA): Comparative management – Entrepreneurship
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
11. Management Functions – Leading and Controlling (cont.) (1)

- Controlling organizations (cont.)
- Operation management
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
12. Management Functions – Leading and Controlling (cont.) (2)


Guest speaker 5 (TBA): Comparative management – Corporate strategy
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
13. Management Functions – Planning and Decision making (1)

- Individual Decision Making
- Group Decision Making
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
14. Management Functions – Planning and Decision making (2)

Group/individual presentations
Attend by carrying out the tasks (review/preparation) instructed during the lecture. 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Weekly assignment Interaction w/ guests Final assignment Class contributions Total.
1. 20% 5% 5% 3% 33%
2. 20% 5% 5% 3% 33%
3. 20% 5% 5% 4% 34%
4. 0% 0%
5. 0% 0%
6. 0% 0%
Total. 60% 15% 15% 10% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Weekly assignment (60%)
Interaction with guests (15%)
Final assignment (10%)
Class contributions (10%)
*The ratio of each evaluation item may change slightly.
Textbooks and reference materials
Referent material : Introduction to Management by Colin Combe, Oxford Univ Press (2014/6/24), ISBN-10: 0199642990
ISBN-13: 978-0199642991
Prerequisites
None
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hour or by appointment
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable The instructor has years of work experience. This also applies to the guests of the class.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 5.GENDER EQUALITY
  • 8.DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • 9.INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 10.REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • 16.PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
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