Principles of Management Syllabus

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Title Principles of Management
Short Name
Course code MGT205
Nature of course Theory
Third Semester
Full marks 80 + 20
Pass marks 32 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

Course Description: The course covers fundamental concepts of management including organization, decision making, planning, controlling, and concepts of motivation, leadership, and communication.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

1. Focus on the foundations of management, covering the essential concepts in management.

2. Reflection of contemporary trends in management.

3. It offers strong practical focus and also covering latest research studies in the field

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction to Managers and Management
teaching hours: 5 hrs

What is Management and what do managers do? Defining management; Management functions; Management roles; Management skills; History of management

2. Organizational Culture and Environment
teaching hours: 5 hrs

The manager: Omnipotent or symbolic? The organization’s culture; Environment: Defining environment, specific environment, general environment, Influence on management practice 

3. Decision Making the Essence of Manager’s Job
teaching hours: 5 hrs

The decision making process; the rational decision maker; Decision making styles; analyzing decision alternatives: Certainty, Risk, Uncertainty, Group decision making

4. Planning
teaching hours: 5 hrs

The foundations of planning; The definition of planning; Purposes of planning; Types of plans; Contingency factors on planning; Objectives: The foundation for planning; Multiplicity of objectives; Real versus stated objectives; Traditional objective setting; Management by objectives

5. Organization Structure and Design
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Defining organization structure and design; Building the vertical dimension of organizations; Building the horizontal dimension of organizations; The contingency approach to organization design; Application of organization design

6. Motivation
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Motivating employees; what is motivation? Contemporary approaches to motivation; Contemporary issues in motivation; from theory to practice: suggestions for motivating employees

7. Leadership
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Managers verses leaders; Trait theories; Behavioral theories; Contingency theories; Emerging approaches to leadership; Contemporary issues in leadership

8. Communication
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Communication and interpersonal skills; Understanding communication; Communication styles of men and women; Feedback skills; Delegation skills’; Conflict management skills; Negotiation skills

9. Controlling
teaching hours: 4 hrs

Foundations of control: What is control? The importance of control; The control process; Types of control; Qualities of effective control; The dysfunctional side of control; Ethical issues in control

10. Controlling tools and techniques
teaching hours: 3 hrs

Information controls; financial controls; Operations controls; Behavioral controls

Lab and Practical works