Person in charge : Theodor FELEZEU

Course: Corporate organization

Duration: 16 hours
Organization: 7 or 8 sessions
Evaluation: quiz and case

COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will give a general knowledge on corporate organisation, regarding three main focuses:
•    Organisation theory: Origins of corporate organisations: an overview of the main trends in organisation theory and of Leadership models : from A. Smith & F. Taylor to contingency approach;
•    Organisation structure: Organizational structures : purpose and different types of structures (simple, functional, divisional, matrix, virtual), and the main responsibilities of a board of directors;
•     Organisation description, an overview of the main corporate function: sales, marketing, technical (production – R&D) human resources, financial and accounting, for each of these departments, how they are organised, what are their mission/purpose, what are the main tasks they handle, what are the main tool they use.

LEARNING GOALS:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to :
•    Describe the foundations of corporate organisation (main theoretical trends and organisational structures)
•    Recognizes the types of different structures, and the reason why using that structure for that purpose
•    Have an understanding of the purpose of each department in a business organisation
•    Have a general knowledge on the tasks and tools used by each of these departments

PEDAGOGICAL METHOD:

Lectures, exercises based on scenarios & case study, sub-groups workshop and debrief.

PROGRAM

 COURSE CONTENT OF EACH COURSE SESSION :

  • Course 1 – 2h : Introduction / Presentation / Organisational Theory
    • Introduction :purpose of that course, presentation of the course contents, presentation of the pedagogical method
    • Presentation of the speaker and of the participants (background, already acquired knowledge on the subject, experience in corporate environment)
    • The main trends in organisational theory : lectures, workshop in sub-groups to deepen some of the theories, synthesis shared in big group, Q&A
  • Course 2 – 2h : Leadership models / Corporate structures
    • Review of the main trends of organisational theory, Q&A
    • From the organisational theory to the leadership models : overview of the main leaderships models
    • Corporate structures : the main types of organisational structures (including cultural perspectives / size differences / activity specificities): lectures, workshop in sub-groups to deepen some of the structures, synthesis shared in big group, Q&A
  • Course 3 – 2h :Main stakeholders in a company; roles & responsibilities
    • Review of the main corporate structures, Q&A
    • Main stakeholders in companies: board of directors, management (top & middle), employees, unions, legal structures.
    • Major roles and responsibilities of each stakeholders
    • Overview of the roles sharing between the main departments in a company
  • Course 4 – 2h : Marketing & Sales Department(s)
    • Purpose - mission – role
    • Possible organisational structures (depending on activities)
    • Main tasks – constraints – tools
  • Course 5 – 2h : technical department (Production – R&D)
    • Purpose - mission – role
    • Possible organisational structures (depending on activities)
    • Main tasks – constraints – tools
  • Course 6 – 2h : Human Resources
    • Purpose - mission – role
    • Possible organisational structures (depending on activities)
    • Main tasks – constraints – tools
  • Course 7 – 2h :Finance and Accounting
    • Purpose - mission – role
    • Possible organisational structures (depending on activities)
    • Main tasks
    • Main tasks – constraints – tools
  • Course 8 – 2h : More and overall integration
    • Overview of all the others possible departments: legal, global procurement, corporate secretary, security and facilities, strategy and business intelligence...
    • Review of the main leanings  (down to the top) - quiz 

Presentation of the evaluation case study / Q&A

Course: Law


Duration: 12 hours
Evaluation: final examination

Purpose:

To acquire a minimum legal culture that can be used in the professional and personal life and to have pins in the basic French law including the operation of the French institutions, Courts, judicial players, basic proceedings, contract building, liability and to know when the help of the company lawyer becomes essential.

Program

  • Operation of French institutions 
  • The pertinent jurisdictions
  • Contracts, collective agreements and work contracts
  • Technical standard of product and law
  • General principles of responsibility