Department for Management and Organisation

A brief description of areas that are studied at the Department

Within the context of areas that are studied at the Department for Management and Organisation, it is important to mention three wider areas that incude Management, Organisation and Entrpreneurship. A brief description of these wide areas afforementioned will be presented here.

The key aspect of the organisational science is designing of an organisational structure as the crucial strategic goal by the top management in each and every company. It involves understanding of the principles of creating organisational structure by the top management, which represents the pre-condition of company's proper functioning, or, in other words, the asumption for building its comparative competitive advantages. If one observes from this viewpoint the basic functions of management, including the strategic management and strategic planning, organisation, human resources management, govoernance and control; it is obvious that the first three functions represent strategic segments, whereas the last two have predominantly implementational and operational character. Under the current circumstances, related to the post-industrial society, formulating and implementing of business strategy represent two unseparable pillars of survival of any given company. Due to the fact that most of organisational systems, regardless of their type, size, or ownership structure, operate within rather turbulent environment; it is necessary to carry out the process of organisational re-designing in a continuous way, so that, in such a way, by scanning of features and nature of all variables of any organisational system in the given context, with the sole aim in mind to achieve the set-up goals and ambitions.

In order to fully understand functioning of organisations in the contemporary circumstances, it is essential to combine different models with the aim of attaining the highest possible level of cognition, related to assumptions and rules or organisational designing, whose most fundamental goal is the efficient and effective implementation of organisation's business strategy. It needs to be rooted in the vision and mission of such an organisation. It can bee seen from the aforementioned context that management and organisation happen to be two inseparable areas, whereas the entrepreneurial way of thinking and operations adds to the dynamic nature of organisations, and make them more competitive. It should be made known that entrepreneurship as a business philosophy, irrespective of the basic type of organisation or its actual ownership, is closely connected with all the aspects of human activities and behavior. Entrepreneurship represents an innovative process of creating new and different products, services and ideas, or the process of creating new and different mode of delivery of added values to clients. The aforementioned definition confirms in an additional way that the entrepreneurial system of thinking and behaving happens to be the most valuable resource in all the spheres of human activities, for it is the entrpreneurial characteristics of the employees that can be understood as the internal motivator for creating something different and more advanced not only in business, but also in technology and science. The entrepreneur is the key player of the entrepreneurial process itself. It can be seen as the fundamental carrier of scientific, technological, business, economic, social and political changes within any given organisation and any social and economic system.

Department name and General information on the department

Department for Management and Organisation

 

„There is no such a vital job for (our) society as the job of a manager“

Henry Mintzberg


The most precious resource that our (or any other) country needs the most are able managers, but, above all, capable top-managers and entrepreneurs. Top-managers carry out business subjects in a strategic and operational manner. The level of success of companies and institutions under their leadership depend a great deal from their competence. Entrepreneurs make new businesses, recognise new business opportunities, and transform them into self-sustainable businesses.  There can be no succesful economies without top-quality top-managers and entrepreneurs. Managers and entrepreneurs are the key engines of any succesful economy.

Department for Management and Organisation enables its students to understand how business organisations functions by offering the necessary knowledge on business and providing orientation for them how to build the necessary skills and competences they need to have as entrepreneurs and managers at all levels of organisation. Courses within the Department and concentrations on both the First and Second Cycle of study have been designed with the logic of studies of a „grand picture“, step by step, part by part; and they cover all the aspects related to managerial and entrepreneurial leadership and structuring of business organisations by developing a wide set of competences and soft skills, which business people need to possess. The Department  for Management and Organisation prepares in such a way our students to lead business systems as top-managers and to set up their own business operations as entrepreneurs.

Currently, there are five Professors and seven Tteaching Assistants at the Department for Management and Organisation who happen to be employed full time as participating members, whereas there are some supporting members from outside the Department. Our teachers are leading instructors in their field in the country, who are well recognized in the region, with a fruitful consultancy experience. They are all deeply immersed into economic and social happenings in the country. The Department teachers are also excellent educators, who follow contemporary trends in a rather proactive way. They educate our students in a holistic way, by preparing them to respond in a successful manner to all kinds of challenges that await them in the world of business. Our teachers published a number of reference textbooks that are widely used in the educational process, while continuing to publish intensively the results of their research in diverse academic publications, and participating at conferences in the country and abroad.

The Department members organise numerous courses and seminars dedicated to Life-Long Learning for certain areas  related to handling and structuring of business, having followed the current world trends.

Concentration of Studies (per Cycles of Study)

Within the First Cycle of study, the basic concentration of study happens to be same as the name of the Department: Management and Organisation. It is taught mostly by the participating teachers from the Department of Management and Organisation. This concentration of study encompasses courses that are oriented to prepare students to understand some key aspects of the company's functioning, or firm or organisation as a whole. The main aim of the First cycle of study is to offer its potential candidates a rather specific subject-matter, and to enable them through studying, understanding and application of those features, to be able to do successfully different kinds of jobs within diverse types of organisations.

There is also the same concentration of study within the Second (MA) Cycle of study, also entitled Management and Organisation. Its primary goal is to continue the previous studies by adding more specialised competences to students, related to certain specific areas that involve operational management, crisis management and controlling, corporative governance, global management of human resources, etc. The aim of the  Second (MA) Cycle of study is to offer the more comprehenseive subject-matter to potential students, and to enable them to work successfully and manage different types of organisations through understanding of meaning, importance and application of courses that are studied, and to acquire the creative way of thinking and behavior.

Department Members

Department management

Prof. dr Elvir Čizmić, Head of Department

e-mail: elvir.cizmic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Entrepreneurship,

Business Decision-making,

Contemporary Managerial Concepts,

Operational Management,

Organisational Design,

Human Resources Management

 

Dr Senad Softić, Assistant Professor, Deputy Head of Department

e-mail: senad.softic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Crisis Management,

Controlling,

Organisational Behavior,

Organisational Design,

Management of Changes

Professors

Prof. dr Aziz Šunje, Full Professor

e-mail: aziz.sunje@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Development of Managerial Capabilities,

Managing Projects,

Organisational Behavior,

Corporative Management,

Business Consulting.

 

Prof.  dr Dževad Šehić;

e-mail: dzevad.sehic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Strategic Management,

Leadership

 

Prof. dr Zijada Rahimić, Full Professor

e-mail: zijada.rahimic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Human resources Management,

International Management,

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Dr Elvir Šahić, Assistant Professor

e-mail: elvir.sahic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Industrial Sociology,

Sociology of Organisation,

Economic Sociology,

Ethical and Political Philosophy,

Socio-Cultural Anthropology,

Qualitative Methodology,

Theoretical Psychoanalysis.

 

Dr Kenan Crnkić, Assistant Professor

e-mail: kenan.crnkic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Micro, small and middle size companies,

Management of Changes

 

Dr. Jasna Kovačević, Assistant Professor

e-mail: jasna.kovacevic@ efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Strategic Management,

Leadership

 

Assistants

Emir Kurtić, MSc, Teaching Assistant, Secretary to the Department

e-mail: emir.kurtic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Decision-making,

Micro, Small and Middle-size Companies,

Organisational Behavior,

Organisational Coaching,

Human Resources Management,

 

Munira Šestić-Serdarević, Msc

e-mail: munira.sestic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Entrepreneurship,

Organisation

 

Amra Kožo; Msc

e-mail: amra.kozo@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Human Resources Management,

International Management,

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Anes Hrnjić, MA, Senior Teaching Assistant

e-mail: anes.hrnjic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

General Management,

Human Resources Management,

International Management,

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Azra Pašić-Mesihović;

e-mail: azra.pasic@efsa.unsa.ba

Areas of research:

Entrepreneurship

Organisation,

Entrepreneurship