cod. 1005812

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Ingegneria economico-gestionale (ING-IND/35)
Ingegneria gestionale
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding:
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding in organizational design and analysis techniques.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students can apply knowledge and understanding and have competences demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within organizational design.

Making judgements:
Students will have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data within the field of organizational design to inform judgements and reflection.

Communication skills:
Students will demonstrate capabilities to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions within the field of organizational design.

Learning skills:
Students will develop those learning skills that are necessary for them to further develop a solid knowledge base of integrated management models with a high degree of autonomy


There are no compulsory prerequisites.

Course unit content

Topics will cover the major theoretical constructs and operational techniques in support of organizational design and analysis.

Full programme

Introduction to organization theory
Organizational dimensions and Organization Structure
Organization design alternatives
Job and organizational unit design
Business Process Reengineering


Rebora G., Manuale di organizzazione aziendale, Carocci Editore, 2011.
Daft R., Organizzazione aziendale, Apogeo, 2010.
Worren N., Organisation Design, Pearson, 2012.

Teaching methods

The lecture will be a blending of the instructor presenting relevant material and a learning by doing of the students (case studies and exercises) in order to stimulate their critical thinking.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test, both in form of open questions and exercises.

Other information

Participation in lectures is not compulsory. Lecture slides in “pdf” format will be made available via web to unattending students.