University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
GEST0005-5  Introduction to the theory of organizations, Practice

Duration :  10h Th, 10h AUTR
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences, 2nd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Management of Human Resources3
Lecturer :  Jocelyne Robert
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
This course is a seminar. In this semainar we will analyse organization, apply concepts and thories. We will describe and analyse the type of orgnization and present problems and solutions.
By research and applications of concepts and theories, the student improve the knowledge of organisation, his capacity of research and analyse.
The analysis of one organization allows to precise hypothesis about culture, stratégie, type of configuration, type of rationality, formel/informel, autority/power, form of leadership, type of communication, of collaboration, division of work and departementalisation
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Objectives:The objectives of the course are: - To Understand the concepts to analyse the organizations - To Compare, to analyse different theories - To apply different concepts and different theories at the situations of the enterprise - To apply steps of research: questions, hypothesis, context, research information - To be situated in organizational and institutional context and purpose solutions for the different situations-analyse scientific atricles-To compare his opinions and the opinion of the others-To explain critical aspects ans critical judgment. - To work in small groups -
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Trequisites
The course of Introduction to Theories of the organizations (Theorical aspects)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Planned learning activities and learning events are face to face presentations, interactives methods, participative and production methods:
- To organize the groups (take decision)
- To research information (exploration)
- Each group choices one organization (analyse and take decision)
- Repartition of the activities (take decision, negociation)
- To choice one analysis method (exploration, comparaison, analysis)
- To define hypothesis
- to construct on interview grill and observation grill (production)
- To collect information (exploration and take decision)
- To select theories
- To research one scientific article (exploration) and to analyze
- To analyse information
- Writing report or other form (exploration, production, research)
- Presentation eventually of problem and research of solutions.
- Team work
- Auto-evaluation of the participation in the groupe
- Présentation orale de l'analyse
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
- Présentation of the steps of the work
- Distance follow up
- Oral presentation in amphi
Recommended or required readings :  
Power point on lola hec ulg ac be
To know more:
J.Robert, Organisations et changements en entreprise., Editions de l'Université de Liège, 2007.
Stephen Robbins ans Mary Coulter, Management, 8° ed., International Edition, Pearson, 2005.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Continue assessment
Working report (interview in compagny, lecture of scientific article, analyse and comparaison with the course) two parts: Ggoup report and individual report(70%)

Oral presentation (20%)

Auto-assessment report about individual learning (knowledge, knowhow, being) and team work (10%)

Assessment criteria
- To know concepts and theories
- Methodology

- Reasearch information
- Analyse the information
- Group working and writing report
Individual and group assessment
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Jocelyne.robert@ulg.ac.be



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