Introduction to Management - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Introduction to Management course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2065 Syllabus, this course (CSC-205) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 80+20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Synopsis:      Evolution of management and management theories related with planning, organizing, and controlling business activity.

Goal:  This course presents a systematic coverage of management theory and practice. Therefore it focuses on the basic roles, skills and functions of management, with special attention to managerial responsibility for effective and efficient achievement of goals.



Definition of management, Characteristics of management, Principles of management, Functions of management

Evolution of Management Theory

Scientific management theory, Administrative management theory, Behavior science theories, the management science theory, the system approach, the contingency approach

The Environment of Management

Concept of business environment, Internal and external environment, Components of political, economic, socio-cultural and technological environment, Social responsibility, Management ethics

Planning and Decision Making

Definition and importance of planning, Types of planning – Corporate, tactical and operational plans; Single use and standing plans; Specific and flexible plans, Hierarchy of planning, Methods, steps and process of planning, MBO, Meaning of decision-making, Types of decision making – Programmed and non-programmed; Strategic, tactical and operational and Individual and group decision-making

Organization and Human Resource Management

Definition and characteristics of organization, Types of organization – Line, Line and staff, functional and matrix type of organization, Centralization Vs. decentralization, Meaning of HRM, Components of HRM – Acquisition, development, utilization and maintenance

Motivation, Leadership and Conflict

Meaning of motivation, Motivation theories  - Hierarchy of needs theory; Motivation –hygiene theory; and Theory X - Theory Y, Meaning of leadership, Leadership styles – Autocratic, democratic and free rein and Managerial grid theory, Meaning and sources of conflict, Conflict resolution – Avoidance, defusion, containment and confrontation

Communication and Controlling

Meaning and process of communication, Types of communication – Formal and informal communication and Interpersonal and non-verbal communication, Barriers to effective communication, Techniques for improving communication, Meaning of controlling, Types of control system - Pre-control; concurrent control and post-control, Characteristics of effective control system, Introduction to MIS