University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

Fundamentals of Organizations and Management
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Basics of Organization and Management
Code: 123759
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Ivana Načinović Braje
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Ivana Načinović Braje - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
2.1.Course objectives
The acquisition of knowledge about general business organization and management as a basis of the application of the acquired knowledge in the area of sports management.
2.2.Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course
No enrolment requirements.
2.3.Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes
To implement knowledge of and understand concepts, principles and theories from the area of management.
To identify and analyze business options and challenges of contemporary organizations in line with changes.
2.4.Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)
The students will be empowered to:
-understand the concept and meaning of organization and management;
-understand and explain the ways of establishing and shaping organizational structure;
-analyze organizational structure;
-understand the role of managers, their activities and characteristics as well as their importance for the life of one organization;
-comprehend the role of changes in the life of organizations and know how to identify changes relevant to the organization;
-recognize conflicts within the organization and know how to deal with them.
2.5.Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)
Lectures (2 contact hours are allocated to each topic, except for the topic number 1 to which 1 contact hour is allocated):
1.The definition and development of organization and management. The concept, definition and meaning, significance of organization and management.
2.The relationship between organization and management.
3.Theories of organization and management.
4.The concept of organizational structure. Organizational structure formation.
5.The internal factors of the organizational structure formation: aims and strategy, tasks and technology, the product, size. Location, the company life cycle. poduzeća.
6.The external factors of the organization formation: market, integration processes, the development of science and technology, institutional conditions. The stable and unstable environment.
7.Organizational structure. The formal and informal organization. The classic organizational structures: functional and divisional.
8.Modern organizational structures. The project, matrix, fractal, team, process, virtual, net, learning, and self-designing organization.
9.Responsibility centres: costs/expenditure, income/revenue, profit, investment.
10.Functions of the management: planning.
11.Functions of the management: organizing.
12.Functions of the management: leadership.
13.Functions of the management: control.
14.Functions of the management: human resources management.
15.Managers. The concept of manager. Characteristics and traits of managers. Knowledge and skills of managers.
16.Management levels. Authority and responsibility.
17.Management systems. Lineal, functional, headquarter-lineal. Management styles: autocratic and democratic.
18.The decision-making. Types of decisions.
19.Organizational changes. The concept and inevitability of organizational changes. Organizational changes initiation factors. Types of organizational changes. The process of changing. Resistance to changes and stress.
20.Organizational culture. The concept and importance of organizational culture. The visible and invisible organizational culture. Symbols of organizational culture. Types of organizational culture.
21.Organizational conflicts. The concept of conflict. Causes of conflicts. Types of conflicts..
22.Stages of the process of conflict. Conflict management.
23.Challenges to management in the 21st century.
Seminars (2 contact hours are allocated to each topic, except for the topic number 1 to which 1 contact hour is allocated):
1.Introduction to seminar classes.
2.Examples of organizational structures.
3.Functions of the management: planning and organizing.
4.Functions of the management: leadership and control.
5.Managers and their characteristics.
6.Examples of organizational changes.
7.Examples of organizational cultures.
8.Examples of organizational conflicts.
  1. Galetić, L. (ur.) (2011). Organizacija velikih poduzeća. Zagreb: Sinergija
  2. 1.Galetić, L. (2004). Uloga i značaj menadžmenta. The role and the significance of management. u: Bartoluci, M. (ur.) Menadžment u sportu i turizmu. Management in sport and tourism. Zagreb: Kineziološki fakultet, Ekonomski fakultet, 88-113.
  3. 2.Buble, M. (ur.) (2005). Strateški menadžment. Zagreb: Sinergija nakladništvo.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Enrolled : Economics and Management of Sport
7. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory smjer - Kinesiology in Education and Management of Sport
Consultations schedule: