2023-2024 / GEST0953-1

Management of organizations


25h Th

Number of credits

 Master in management (120 ECTS) (evening classes)5 crédits 


Olivier Lisein

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is designed to help students analyze and understand how modern organizations are structured and work in practice. The following variables are examined: organizational structure, processes and workflows, division and coordination of work between operators along key processes, departmentalization, liaison mechanisms between units, decision-making processes, authority and power relations, power games, institutional goals and objectives, formal and informal communication flows, contextual influences on organizational choices, etc. Constructed mainly according to an analytical logic, the course aims to make students aware of the diversity of contemporary organizations and the importance of taking managerial actions that correspond to the specific reality of each institution, whether private companies or public bodies.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objectives of the course are
- theoretical (introducing the major debates and contemporary issues in organizational management)
- analytical (development of students' ability to carry out complete and detailed organizational diagnoses)
- normative (raising the students' awareness of the importance of taking managerial actions that correspond to the specific reality of each organization).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course combines theoretical presentations and practical exercises (case study analyses). Preparatory readings for some sessions will be requested.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Course organized in a face-to-face mode, combining theoretical presentations and case study analyses.

Recommended or required readings

Resources and presentations available online, via the virtual campus "lolahd".

Written exam, based on a case study (details will be clarified during the course sessions)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Olivier LISEIN,
HEC Liège, Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège,
Building N1d / LENTIC,
Phone: +32 4 366 30 70,
E-Mail: O.Lisein@uliege.be

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