シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Introduction to Management
Course Title Introduction to Management
担当教員 Instructor Name 横山 研治(Kenji Yokoyama)
コード Couse Code NUC428_N24B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 教養教育科目 / Liberal Arts
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2024 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

What this course aims at is not only to acquire fundamental knowledge and skill sets but also to attain the philosophycal aspect of management, which will I am certain lead you to become an innovative, ethical and respectful leader, which the mission statement of NUCB says.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

Management is defined in two senses. One is a set of disciplines defined in a narrow sense, such as Organizations and Strategies. The other is a set of disciplines which are studied as a student of a management school, such as marketing, accounting and finance as well as the disciplines in the narrow sense. The latter can be defined as the narrow-sensed management. You are expected to study the narrow-sensed management in this course. If it is analyzed in detail, Management that you will be studying here has four different areas, Organizations, Organizational Behaviors, Human Resource Management and Strategies.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal

Students are expected to acquire a fundamental knowledge and skill set for studying further about "Management". What is more imprtant that students are expected to attain is the management philosiphy for you to become respectful, innovative and ethical leaders.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

When the students have completed this course, they are expected to attain the following learning outcomes:
1. Fundamental theories and models for understanding and analyzing corporate-management-related phenomena
2. Typical issues and challenges to modern management
3. Approaches, solutions and ways of thinking toward the issues and challenges
4. Clear road map for further and in-depth studies on management
5. Flexible and clear mindset about management as the result of the above fours

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 30 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 70 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, Report, Feedback methods

The course comprises of the following 5 different disciplines and 2 additional critical thinking cases. The students will be evaluated with what how they will participate in group and class-wide discussions, and they should rad the cases and prepare for each question. The students should submit a class review for more than a thousand words every time after each class, totally 7 times. Each review will be commented and evaluated. Each review is given 5 points, totally 35 points. The students will be sitting for the final exam about models, theories, notions, and classifications.

1. Management and Leadership in Today's Organizations (200 minutes)
2. Designing Organizational Structures (200 minutes)
3. Managing Human Resources and labor relations (200 minutes)
4. Motivating Employees (200 minutes)
5. Achieving World-Class Operations Management (200 minutes)
6. Critical Thinking Cases 1(200 minutes)
7. Critical Thinking Cases 2 (200 minutes)

The students are expected to read the relevant chapter of OpenStax before attending to each class, and are also required to read the cases that I’ll be distributing beforehand. The case titles and questions are as follows:

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture about Management Role in Organization and Strategy
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Chris Johnson and JAX Industries


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture about Designing Organizational Structure
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Board Director Dilemmas - Digging into Detail


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture on Managing Human Resources and Labor Relations
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Keisha Y. Taylor


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture on Motivating Employees
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Actions speak louder than words' What to do to address racial disparities.


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture on Achieving World-Class Operations Management
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

MeisterClean: Turning Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture on Strategic Analysis
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Strategy and Strategic Factors at ACME Birdseed Company


09:20 - 11:00 Lecture on The Strategic Management Process
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Case Session

Coffee Wars in India: Starbucks 2015

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 65 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 65 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 35 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Minimum attendance requirement to complete the course (eligibility for acquiring credits) = 11 out of 14 periods of attendance. Otherwise, the course will be incomplete and you will receive an "IN" grade.
Authorized absences = check the handbook/guidebook for eligibility and proceed at the Educational Affairs.
Absence correction (a discrepancy in the record) = get a written confirmation/note from me and go to the Educational Affairs. Refer to your "Students: 1-stop source" Google Folder for deadlines, schedules, and everything else.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • Lawrence Gitman, Carl McDaniel Amit Shah, Monique Reece, Bethan Talsma, James Hyatt Linda Koffel,「Introduction to Business 」OpenStax (Open Source)(2020)
  • 「Principles of Management」OpenStax(2020)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Oliver Williamson, Organization Theory: From Chester Barnard to the Present and Beyond, Oxford University Press, 1995
Moorhead & Griffin, Organizational Behavior, Houghton Mifflin, 1995
Michael Porter, Competitive Advantage, Free Press, 2008
Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Free Press, 2008
Jay Barney and Delwyn Clark, Resource-Based Theory: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage, Oxford University Press, 2007
Martin Christopher, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, FT Press, 2016

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Students need more thoretical explanation, since almost all are 1st year and sophomore students. Therefore, I am planning to explain the minimum necessary theories and models.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Professor Dr. Kenji Yokoyama attained a bachelor of economics at Waseda University and a doctor of management later. His specialties are international trade practices and strategic management. He wrote more than 50 paper articles for PRJs and made more than 40 academic presentations about these areas. With his academic contribution, he was awarded the "International Trade Promotion Award" twice in 1992 and 1995, and the "Foreign Trade Academy Award" in 2002. He has been active in promoting multi-cultural education not only in Japan but also in the entire Asia Pacific area. For these activities, he was nominated and shortlisted for the Asia Contribution Award and the Asia Future Award three times in a raw from 2019 to 2020.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Before joining NUCB Business School, he had worked for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) for 21 years. He was one of the founders of APU. He took the positions of an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean for Admissions, Dean for Student Affairs, Dean for School of Management, Advisor to President and Vice-President during the 21 years. He was President of the AAPBS (Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools) and is now the advisor to the president. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Business School Committee at JUAA. He has been working for various public organizations as head of committees and so forth.

Refereed Articles

  • (2024) Impact of AACSB Accreditation on Education Quality: Perception of Faculty in an Accredited School in Japan. International Journal of Educational Management
  • (2016) Source of Economic Growth in Ethiopia: An Application of Vector Error Correction Model. Australian Academy of Business and Economics Review (AABER) 2(4):