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MGT503 : Principles of Management

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Course Info

Course Category

Management

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Rasheed Kausar
PhD
Michigan State University, USA

Course Contents

Principle of Management (MGT503)

Course Outline

Synopsis: Principles of Management is an introductory course and is required for all business majors. This course explains the relationships between organizational mission, goals and objectives and their successful achievement. It will clarify the significance and necessity of managing an organization. Management will reveal understanding of various organizational processes and behaviors and the theories associated with them. This course will help students to conceptualize about how internal and external environment shape organizations and their responses. Principles of management demonstrates critical thinking skills in identifying ethical, global, and diversity issues in planning, organizing, controlling and leading functions of management. It will help students to understand organizational design and structural issues.

Learning objectives

1.       Analyze management principles and concepts as they apply to business situations

2.       Gain an in-depth understanding of co-workers and a general understanding of the business environment in which you will operate.

3.       Identify the steps of problem solving and decision making in organizations.

4.       Recognize challenges in the achievement of good managerial performance.

5.       Describe human resource planning and staffing processes needed to achieve optimal performance.

6.       Illustrate how business ethics and social responsibility apply to organizations.

7.       Describe formal and informal organizational communication processes and how to influence employees

Course Content

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Topic

1

Introduction

2

Management and Managers

3

Managerial Roles in Organizations

4

Managerial Functions i.e. POLCA

5

Managerial Levels and Skills

6

Management Ideas: Yesterday and Today

7

Classical View of Management

8

Administrative View of Management

9

Behavioral Theories of Management

10

Quantitative, Contemporary and Emerging Views of Management

11

System’s View of Management and Organization

12

Analyzing Organizational Environment and Understanding Organizational Culture

13

21st Century Management Trends

14

Understanding Global Environment

15

Decision Making and Decision Taking

16

Rational Decision Making

17

Nature and Types of Managerial Decisions

18

Non Rational Decision Making

19

Group Decision Making and Creativity

20

Planning and Decision Aids 1

21

Planning and Decision Aids 2

22

Planning: Functions & Benefits

23

Planning Process and Goal Levels

24

Management by Objective (MBO)

25

Strategic Management -1

26

Strategic Management - 2

27

Levels of Strategies, Porter’s Model and Strategy Development (BCG) and Implementation

28

Entrepreneurship Management

29

Organizing

30

Job Design/Specialization and Departmentalization

31

Span of Command, Centralization vs De-Centralization and Line vs Staff Authority

32

Organizational Design and Organic vs Mechanistic vs Virtual Structures

33

Leading and Leadership

34

Maslow’s Needs Theory and its Analysis

35

Other Need and Cognitive Theories of Motivation

36

Expectancy, Goal Setting and Re-enforcement Theories

37

Motivating Knowledge Professionals

38

Behavioral and Situational Models of Leadership

39

Strategic Leadership Models

40

Understanding Group Dynamics in Organizations

41

Group Concepts, Stages of Group Development and Team Effectiveness

42

Understanding Managerial Communication

43

Communication Networks and Channels. Effect of ICT on Managerial Communication

44

Controlling as a Management Function

45

Controlling Organizational Performance through Productivity and Quality