Principles of Management Syllabus - BHM (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives:

This module aims to impart the basic management knowledge, and skills to the students so as to enhance their managerial capabilities and enable them to apply in the practical field.

Course Description:

Concepts and functions of management. Management perspective. Planning: meaning, classification, meaning, process, principles, and architecture. Authority and responsibility. Centralization, delegation and decentralization. Staffing. Emerging issues in organizing. Leading: meaning, qualities and styles. Individual differences and psychological contract. Introduction to groups. Concept of managerial ethics. Motivation: concept and techniques. Communication: meaning, process, types and barriers. Controlling: meaning, process and techniques. Quality. Organizational change and development and Operation and technology management. .

Unit Contents

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Unit 1: Introduction                                                                                                       LH 4

Management: concepts, meaning, essence, levels and functions. Types of managers. Managerial roles and skills. Becoming a manager: role of education, experience and situation. Business environment and society-external environment, corporate social responsibility, ethics, corporate governance and ethical standards.

Unit 2: Perspectives and Evaluation of Management                                               LH 8

Early development. Classical Perspective: scientific management, administrative management and bureaucracy. Behavioral Perspective: Hawthorne studies, human relations movement, and emergence of organizational behavior. Quantitative Perspective: management science and operations management. Integrating perspectives: systems and contingency perspectives.

Unit 3: Planning                                                                                                             LH 7

Meaning. Levels of Planning: Strategic, Tactical and operational. Steps in Planning. Tools for planning. Planning premises. Pitfalls of planning. Improving planning. Decision Making: meaning, types and process. Decision making conditions – certainty, risk and uncertainty. Practical excercises on taking decisions including decision making using indicators.

Unit 4: Organizing                                                                                                        LH 8

Meaning, process and principles of organizing. Organization Architecture: vertical differentiation – tall versus flat hierarchies, horizontal differentiation – functional structure, multidivisional structure, geographic structure, and matrix structure. Responsibility: establishing task and reporting relationships, creating accountability. Authority: line authority and staff authority. Delegation of authority. Centralization, Decentralization and Devolution: meaning, reasons, advantages and disadvantages. Emerging issues in organization design. Staffing: concept and importance.

Unit 5: Leading                                                                                                              LH 7

Meaning and qualities of leadership. Understanding Individual differences and psychological contract. Concept and types of groups. Leadership Styles: autocratic, democratic, and participative. Concept of managerial ethics. Motivation: concept, importance, and techniques. Communication: meaning, process, and networks. Concept of active listening. Types of communication, Barriers to effective communication.

Unit 6: Controlling                                                                                                       LH 10

Meaning, purpose, Process and types of controls. Essentials of effective control systems. Control tools and techniques. Quality: Concept and importance. Total Quality Management: concept, components, principles, tools and techniques. Emerging issues in quality management. Production and operation management, supply chain management, Kaizen, six sigma, The Japanese 5S practice, Technology management, Management information system and IT.

Unit 7: Organizational Change and Development                                                      LH 4

Nature, forces, paradigm shifts and areas (structure,technology, business process and behaviors) of organizational change. Resistance to change. Overcoming resistance to change. Concept of Organizational Development, OD intervention.

Unit :8 Emerging Concept in Management

Stress Management, Time Management, Business process Re- engineering, Conflict Management, Work Force Diversity.

Text and Reference Books

Addendum: At least one case will be administered at the end of each chapter. The students will also complete a project work and a few other assignments as specified by the faculty member.

Charles W.L. Hill and Steven L. McShane, Principles of Management, Tata Mc-Graw-Hill Company, New Delhi. Griffin, Ricky W., Management. AITBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.

Hitt, M.A., J.S. Black and Porter, L.W., Management, Pearson Education, New Delhi

Pant, Prem Raj, Principles of Management, Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd Adhikari, Dev Raj. Principles of Management, Sunrise Publication, Kathmandu

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code MGT 311
  • Semester First Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary