Principles of Management

Overall aims of course/Mission statemen

The objective of this course is to expose the student with the theories of management, organizational theory, and the practice of management in contemporary organizations from a conceptual, analytical, and pragmatic perspective. The course will also allow you to develop your own framework for analyzing and understanding management as well as exploring and developing your own personal philosophy of management. Students will also be required to identify and evaluate ethical consequences of managerial decisions.

Course Outline:

General history of management thoughts. Fundamental and principle of management, functions of management like planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

Prerequisite(s): General Understanding of business world

Lectures Breakdown:

Lecture No. Topic/Chapter Title Description of Topic Covered Lecture Practical Books
01 Introduction to Management & Organizations What are Managers, What is Management, Management Functions, Management Roles, and Management Skills, What is an organization?   MGT-Stephen
02 Management Yesterday & Today Historical Background, Scientific Management, General Administrative Theory, Quantitative Approach to Management, Toward Understanding Organizational Behavior, Behavioral Approach, Systems Approach, Globalization, Ethics, Entrepreneurship   MGT-Stephen
03 Organizational Culture & Environments Omnipotent & Symbolic view, The Organization’s Culture, Strong vs. Weak Cultures, Learning of Culture, Affects of Culture, Creating an Ethical Culture, Creating an innovative culture, The Environment   MGT-Stephen
04 Decision making the Essence of Manager’s Job Decision Making process, The manager as decision maker, types of problems and decision, Decision making Conditions, Decision making Styles, Decision making biases and errors   MGT-Stephen
05 Foundations of Planning Purpose of planning, planning and performance, how do managers plan, establishing goals and developing plans, approaches to establishing goals, Developing plans, Contemporary issues in planning, Criticism of planning, Planning tools & techniques   MGT-Stephen
06 Organizational Structure & Design Defining Organizational Structure, Work Specialization, Departmentalization, Chain of Command, Span of Control   MGT-Stephen
07 Organizational Structure & Design Centralization & Decentralization, Formalization, Common Organizational Design, Traditional Organizational Designs   MGT-Stephen
08 Revision        
  MID TEST        
09 Communication & ICT What is communication, functions of communication, methods of communication, formal v/s informal communication, technology used for communication,   MGT-Stephen
10 Human Resource Management HRM process, HR planning, recruitment & selection, employee training, employee performance, compensation, career development   MGT-Stephen
11 Foundations of Behavior, Groups & Teams Need for organizational behavior, attitude, perception, personality, learning, what is a group, stages of group development, turning group into effective teams   MGT-Stephen
12 Motivating Employees What is motivation, Contemporary Theories of Motivation, Current Issues in Motivation   MGT-Stephen
13 Leadership Who are managers? What is Leadership, Contingency theories of Leadership, Contemporary Views on Leadership, Leadership issues in twenty first Century   MGT-Stephen
14 Foundations of Controlling What is Control? Importance of Control, The Control Process, Controlling for Organizational Performance,

Tools for controlling organizational performance, Contemporary Issues in Control.

15 Revision        
  FINAL TEST        

Teaching & Learning Methods

  1. Classroom presentation by teacher
  2. Classroom discussion lead by teacher
  3. Case studies given in class
  4. Assignment for understanding the management concepts
  5. Presentation by students

Assessment Scheme

Recommended Text/reference books and hand outs:

S.No. Title Author(s) Assigned Code



Principles of Management




Stephen P Robbins MGT-Stephen