Principles & Practices of Management
The objective of this paper is to familiarize the student with basic management concepts
and behavioral processes in the organization. The course will be an introduction to the
way in which a firm can develop its managerial thinking, mission and strategy.
Management an Overview, Management Defined, Functions of Management,
Managerial Roles and responsibilities, System and Contingency Approach for
understanding organizations, Management Thought-Classical Perspective,
Management, Behavioral Perspective. Managerial processes, functions, skills
and rules in an organization, social responsibilities of Business.
Fundamentals of Planning - Objectives, Strategies, Policies, Decision making.
Fundamentals of Organizing- Nature and purpose, departmentation, Span of
Management, Strategic organizing design, line and staff authority and
Direction-concept, Leadership- Meaning and Importance, transitions in
leadership theories, trait theories, behavioral theories, contingency theories,
leadership styles and skills, managerial culture and leadership. Coordination.