Course code VadZ1020

Credit points 2


Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation22.02.2017

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Dace Kaufmane

Dr. oec.

Prior knowledge

Ekon2130, Theory of Economics

Psih4001, Management Psychology

Soci2036, Sociology

Course abstract

Management is a specific field of science that examines the various management and transformation processes of an organization, enhances understanding of managerial work and its importance in the organization of high-quality and productive work. Managing is an universal attribute of society and people must be actively involved in it.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge about management principles and functions of management (discussion, test work)
Skills to understand external and internal processes of organizations and to make decisions according to changes of situation; to work in team; to plan and organize group and individual work effectively (discussion, independent work, test work).
Competence to deal with problems and make decisions according to the situation varying with management styles in order to maintain effective work of organization (discussion (seminar).

Course Content(Calendar)

1. The essence and peculiarities of management in different sectors and areas. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
2. Management hierarchy and manager levels. The role of the manager and his actions in the organization. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
3. Management theories and their application in practice Discussions on the main findings of management theories and their practical application in modern companies. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
4. Theories of human behavior and their application in practice. The impact of the development of information and communication technology on the development of management approaches. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
5. Directions of world management. Trends that have affected modern management. Discussion on world management directions (Lecture - 1h, seminar -1h)
6. Organization. Understanding of the organization's environment. Organization as a system. (Lecture - 2h, seminar - 2h)
7. Leader and authority. Leader in the organization. Management styles. Discussion. Management style analysis. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
8. Types of copper in its manifestation. Manipulation. Conflict resolution. Analysis of types of power expression. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h, 1. Test - 1h)
9. Communication processes in organizations. Establishment of a communication system in an organization. Discussion of communication errors. (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
10. The essence of planning. Strategic planning. Time planning, work planning, resource planning (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
11. Organization and coordination and control as management functions. Delegation of power. Centralization and decentralization. Employee control (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
12. Motivation and modern motivation methods. Work motivation analysis. Types of motivation in real companies (Lecture - 1h, seminar 1h)
13. Decision making process and methods. Discussion on the differences in the application of decision-making methods in different situations (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 1h)
14. Change management. Creative management. Situation analysis 2nd test . (Lecture - 1h, seminar - 2h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with a mark
Test works completed according to scheduled time – 12 points
Independent work „Organization Analysis” completed during semester and submitted within the specified time – 6 points.
Activity in discussions during semester – 2 points.
Cumulative score. A score of 2 is equal to one point on a 10-point marking scale.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent work "Organization Analysis": volume 8-10 pages, submitted at the indicated time in printed form.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

A student can get a successful mark in the test if at least 50% of the questions are answered correctly.
Independent work is assessed according to the requirements of the quality of compliance with the task.
Discussions are judged by engagement and ability to reasonably explain and discuss issues related to managerial functions.

Compulsory reading

1.Praude V. Menedžments. 1. grāmata. Rīga: SIA" Burtene", 2012. 496 lpp.
2.Praude V. Menedžments. 2. grāmata. Rīga: SIA" Burtene", 2012. 305 lpp.
3.Zvirbule-Bērziņa A. Ražošanas menedžments. Rīga: BAT, 2006. 150 lpp.
4.Forands I. Stratēģija. Kvalitāte. Rīga: Latvijas izglītības fonds, 2000. 254 lpp.

Further reading

1. Benson V., Davis K. Business information management. Ventus publishing ApS, 2008., 83p
2. Dāvidsone G. Organizāciju efektivitātes modelis. Rīga: Organization development Academy, 2008., 328 lpp
3. Дафт Р. Менеджмент. . Москва: СПб Питер 2002 829 с.
4. Ešenvalde I. PārmaiņuvadībaRīga: JāņaRozesApgāds, 2007., 264lpp

Periodicals and other sources

1. Kapitāls, 2018, Nr.1 (janvāris).Rīga: SIA BIG Media. ISSN 1407-2505
2. Saimnieks LV: lauksaimniecības nozares komercžurnāls[tiešsaiste](skatīts 22.10.2018)Pieejams:
3. Forbes, 2018, Nr. 75. Rīga: SK Media. ISSN 1691-6018


The study course is included in the Bachelor’s study programme Food quality and innovationand is offered as an elective course for the students of the second level professional higher educational programme Food Technology and the professional Bachelor's study programme Machine Design and Manufacturing according to study plans, as a free choice course in all LLU bachelor study programs in accordance with the study plans.