Course code VadZ2004

Credit points 2

Basics of Management

Total Hours in Course32

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Date of course confirmation30.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Business and Management Science

Course developer

author Uzņēmējdarbības un vadībzinātnes institūts

Vizma Kūlupa

Mg. sc. soc.

Course abstract

After the course students acquire understanding of quintessence and contents of management, management system in Latvia and the world, about the internal and external settings of the enterprise. Students get acquainted with the history of the management, acquire the functions of the management and the necessity to delegate them. During the practical studies students acquire the manager`s skills.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After studying the course the student will have:
• knowledge and critical understanding of theoretical and empirical research in management;
• skills to select and apply necessary methodology for analyzing and realizing management process;
• competence in collaboration with the academical supervisor to develop practical researches on the organization's management process.

Compulsory reading

1. Ivans U., Ruskule S. (sast.) Vadīšanas pamati. Malnava:, 2006. 502 lpp.
2. Praude V., Beļčikovs J. Menedžments. Rīga: Vaidelote, 2001. 509 lpp.
3. Forands I. Menedžmenta autoritātes. Rīga: LIF, 2007. 214 lpp.
4. Daft R.L , Kendrick M, Vershinina N. Management. Australia: South-Western/Cengage Learning, 2010. 856 p.

Further reading

1. Dubkēvičs L. Līderība vadīšanā. Rīga: RaKa, 2011. 120 lpp.
2. Eiders Dž. Kā izaudzēt līderus. Rīga: LID, 2008. 186 lpp.
3. Krauze D. G . Karamāksla menedžeriem. Rīga: ZvaigzneABC, 2011. 168 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltic Journal of Management. Emerald Insight. ISSN: 1746-5265.