Introduction to Management


This is an introductory course about the management of organizations. It provides instructions on principles of management that have general applicability to all types of enterprises; basic management philosophy and decision making; principles involved in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; and recent concepts in management. The principles learned in this course will allow the student to effectively work with and through others in an organization. The course will also encourage the students to explore and inquire the applicability of western management principles and theories in local settings. Besides, the course will discuss the Islamic perspective of managing businesses and organizations.

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This course will cover the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, We will also try to learn the evolution and best practices which are been used in today’s modern era.

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Hold informed conversations with functional specialists and understand how to draw effectively on their expertise in managing organizations.
  2. Understand the relevance of the western management principles and theories, for local settings.
  3. Understand the Islamic perspective of managing businesses and organizations.
  4. Apply course concepts and theory in a practical context.
  5. Integrate several of the disciplines studied
  6. Demonstrate empirical investigative skills by producing an in-depth analysis of a management situation usually presented through case studies, resulting in recommendations for a programm of action.
  7. Recognize the need to take a holistic approach


S. No. Title Author(s) Assigned Code
1 Principles of Management (Text Book)


Mary Coulter & Robbins, Management, International ed. MC & R




( Reference Book)

Principles of Management


Danny Samson , Richard L.Daft RD
Lecture Number Title of Chapter/Topic Contents



Introduction to Management & Organization

·         Who are Managers, Difference Between Managers & Non managerial Employees, Levels of Management


2 ·         Management-, Management Functions, Management  Skills
3 ·         Why Study Management,

·         What is an Organization

4 Management History

(The History and evaluation of Management

Organizational theories and different approaches to management)

·         Historical Background of Management




Management History


(The History and evaluation of Management

Organizational theories and different approaches to management)

Management Approaches:

·         Classical Approach


6 ·         Quantitative Approach

·         Behavioral Approach

·         Contemporary Approach

8 ·         Islamic History of  Management
9 Organizational Culture & Environment


(The organizational Culture and the Manager

The external environment and the Manager

The internal environment and the manager)

The Manager: The Omnipoint & Symbolic View

·         Organizational Culture: Description, Contrasting, Weak Vs Strong Culture, Establishment of Culture

10 Organizational Culture: How Employee Learn Culture, Affects of Culture on Managers, Current Issues of  Organizational Culture
11 The Environment: The external environment and the Manager

·         The internal environment and the Manager

·         Quiz

12 Managers as Decision Makers


(Decision Making

The manager’s role as decision maker

Decision making process)

·         Decision-Making Process
13 ·         Manager’s Decision Making: Rationality, Bounded Rationality, Intuition

·         Types of Decision Making, Decision Making Conditions

14 Decision Making Styles, Biases, Managerial Decision Making Model ,Effects

Foundation of Planning



(Foundations and basic elements of Planning

Process of planning and MBO

Effective strategic planning )

Nature & Purpose of Planning

·         Contemporary Issues in Planning

16 Goals & Plans : Types of Goals, Types of Plans


17 Setting Goals & Developing Plans: Traditional Goal Setting & MBO, Well Written Goals, Contingency Factors that Affect Planning, Approaches to Planning




Strategic Management


(Basics of Strategic Management

Case of Strategic Management

Strategic management process)

Strategic Management & its Importance


19 The Strategic Management Process:

·         Steps In Strategic Management process

·         SWOT

20(T) Corporate Strategy:

·         Types of Corporate Strategies

·         BCG Matrix

21(T) Competitive Strategy:

·         Role of Competitive Advantage

·         Porter’s Five Forces Model

·          Porter’s Competitive Strategies

22 Current Strategic Management Issues



Mid Term Examination


Organizational Structure & Design


(Organizational Structure

Types of organizational structures )

 Elements of  Organizational Structure: Work Specialization, Departmentalization, Chain of Command, Span of Control, Centralization 7 decentralization, Formalization
24 Mechanistic & Organic Structure:
25 Common Organizational Design And Issues
26 Managing Human Resource Management


(Human Resource Management

HRM processes)

HRM Process Importance, Environmental Factors Affect HRM Process




Managing Human Resource Management


(Human Resource Management

HRM processes)

Identifying & Selecting Competent Employees: Human Resource Planning, Recruitment & Decruitment, Selection,
28 Providing Employees with Needed Skills & Knowledge:

·         Orientation

·         Employee Training & Types

29 Retaining Competent, High Performing Employees: Appraisal Methods, Compensations & Benefits, Skill Based & Variable System
30 Contemporary Issues in Managing Human Resource



Motivating Employee


(Motivation its theories

Current issues in Motivation)



Definition, Theories: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need

McGregor X & Y Theory, Herzberg Two Factor Theory, McClelland’s Theory

32 Contemporary Theories of Motivation: Goal Setting Theory, Reinforcement Theory, Job Design Theory, Job Design Theory,
33(T) Equity Theory, Expectancy Theory, Issues

Managing Teams



(Team work and Group Behavior

Case of team and team work)

Groups & Groups Development: Stages

Work Group Performance & Satisfaction: Condition, Resources,

35 Structure, Group Processes, Group Tasks
36 Turning Groups into Effective Teams:  Types, Factors of Work Teams


37 Managers as Leaders



(Leadership and its characteristics

Leadership styles and behaviors)

 Define Leader & Leadership Theories: Trait Theory ,Behavioral Theory,
38 Contingency Theories of Leadership: Fiedler Model, Hersey & Blanchard Leadership Theory, Path Goal Theory


40 Leadership Style: Transformational-Transactional Leadership, Charismatic, Visionary Leadership


41 Issues & Power
42 Introduction to Controlling



(The process of Control

The Control Standards)

Importance, The Control Process,
43 ·         Controlling for Organizational Performance & Measures

·         Tools for Measuring Organizational Performance




(Case of Controlling


46 ·          Issues & Presentation
47   ·         Issues & Presentation