Business Management and Leadership


Type of course:
Number of credits: 4
Hours (Lecture/Seminar/Lab): 30/15/0

Purpose and requirements of the subject:

  • To get acquainted with the characteristics, rules and problems of the structure and operation of business organization from a management point of view.
  • To provide the student with basic management and leadership principles that would be required at the start of work.
  • The student will be able to find his/her way in the abundance of books and published methods in the subject; and will also be able to implement the acquired methods as a manager and an employee of a company.


  • The historical review of different management and leadership trends
  • the classical school
  • the school of Human relationships
  • the systems theory school
  • the contingency theory school
  • other approaches
  • present challenges in the social-economic environment
  • leadership and the role of a leader

Leadership as a human activity

  • a person in the organisation – psychology and social psychology basics
  • motivation
  • group behaviour
  • organisation culture
  • power
  • conflicts in the organisation
  • the functions of leadership
  • leadership styles


  • Strategic planning
  • the processes and methods of strategic planning
  • The business plan and its elements
  • how do we assess a business?
  • Leadership information system
  • self-management
  • computer aided management
  • the impacts of new technologies on leadership


  • The theoretical foundation of decision-making
  • Decision-making techniques

The organisation
Basic elements of the organisation structure
Organisation forms, organisational-operational systems