|Flow||O - Management and Decision Support Systems|
|Category||Obligatory (main flow)|
|Class Hours - Lab Hours||0 - 4|
|Lecturers||Dimitrios Askounis, Vassilis Assimakopoulos, Gregoris Mentzas, John Psarras, Ioanna Makarouni (T & R Associates), Dimitrios Panopoulos (T & R Associates),|
The scope of the course is to offer to the students a realistic picture of different real-world problems related to fields of the management science. This is achieved by utilizing a management simulation game where the students are called to apply selected management practices. Students, divided into teams of 4 to 5, are called to manage a global company operating in the computer industry sector. All participating students are assigned specific roles linked to the major management operations of the company (General Management, Sales, Marketing, Production, Finance). In this framework the student teams are called to develop and then to apply a complete business plan for their companies and to take decisions regarding different operations. Through this process they get a good understanding regarding the ways that different company operations are interrelated and, at the same time, how the decision making processes get affected by competitors’ moves or by changes in the external environment. The lectures provided in the framework of the course cover major strategic management and business planning topics, as well as specific subjects related to managing main company operations. Each lecture is complemented with presentations of relevant case studies based on real, well-known, enterprises and organizations.