Course : Management Fundamentals

Course Code : BMKT 11214

Credit Value : 4

Status : Compulsory

Level : Level 1

Semester : Semester I

Overall Learning Outcomes : At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. define fundamentals of management and recognize their relevance for a manager
  2. observe and identify specific skills associated with management styles which enhance performance of a manager
  3. practice managerial skills within a given context and reproduce skills according to different operational structures.
  4. identify the techniques of managing performances of ineffective employees
  5. identify the basics of organizational change management and its role in general management functions

Course Content         :

Topic No

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Teaching

and

Learning Method

Method of Assessment

1

Introduction to Management and Organizations

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. define management fundamentals
  2. identify the importance of management towards the “Organization”, “Society” and “Individuals”
  3. describe managerial functions & roles in different managerial contexts
  4. grasp basic management skills which are needed to be processed when working as a manager
  5. describe the effective and efficient management practices for modern organizations

 

Lectures Class room discussions

End Semester Examination

2

Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify the importance of social responsibility and managerial ethics
  2. differentiate arguments for and against social responsibility in a given scenario
  3. identify the factors that lead to ethical and unethical behaviour when managing organizations
  4. recognize the relationship between management and social responsibility
  5. discuss the effectiveness of a given CSR programme

 

Lectures Debates

 

End Semester Examination  Case study

 

3

Globalization and Management

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify the scope of international management and its importance to managers
  2. differentiate the conditions that managers should consider in global and local context

 

Lectures

Class room discussions Tutorials

 

End Semester Examination

 

4

Principles of Planning and Decision Making

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. define planning and decision making in a turbulent organizational environment
  2. describe the steps of decision making process and its relevance for a manager
  3. differentiate alternative decision making styles and their applicability
  4. recognize the role and scope of MBO system in management application

 

Lectures

Class room discussions Individual assignment

 

 

Excel MBO sheet

End Semester Examination

5

Fundamentals of Organizing, Job Designing and Work schedules

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify the purpose of organizational

design and organizational structure pertaining to different types of organizations

  1. outline the key elements of organizational design
  2. differentiate formal and informal organizational structures and their practical usage
  3. discuss different types of organizational structures adopted by organizations based on their pros and cons

 

Lectures

Buzz groups Brainstorming sessions

End Semester Examination

 

 

6

Managerial Responsibility, Authority & Delegation

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. grasp the concepts of power, responsibility, authority and  delegation as an integral part of manager's day to day life
  2. differentiate line authority, staff authority, and functional authority and its practical usage
  3. be aware how to delegate authority in given scenarios (including limitations and eligibilities)

 

Lectures

Class room discussions

 

 

End Semester Examination Group assignment

 

 

7

Organizational Change and Stress  Management

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify terms “Planned Change” and “Unplanned Change” based on organizational objectives
  2. describe how to manage resistance to change in relation to change management
  3. define stress and the importance of studying stress as a fundamental skill
  4. grasp fundamentals of job related stress and management skills

 

Lectures

Class room discussions  Role plays

 

End Semester Examination

 

 

8

Managers as Leaders

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. define the concepts of leader and leadership in relation to management
  2. differentiate management and leadership within a given context
  3. discuss the different approaches of leadership theories and its application
  4. identify modern views of leadership
  5. review the recent challenges to leadership theory and practice

 

Lectures

Debates

 

End Semester Examination

 

9

Motivation for Managers

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. describe why motivation is important for managers
  2. differentiate between early theories of motivation and contemporary theories of motivation
  3. identify different motivational strategies
  4. identify different types of motivators for a given context

 

Lectures

Crossovers

 

End Semester Examination

 

10

Groups, Teams, Corporate culture and Organizational Success

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify the basic concepts of managing groups in organization
  2. differentiate between Groups and Teams in the context of Management.
  3. discuss methods of increasing the effectiveness of teams
  4. identify the significance of managing corporate culture to enhance organizational success

 

Lectures

Simulations Games

 

 

End Semester Examination Group assignment

11

Controlling as a Managerial Function

At the end of the session students should be able to;

  1. identify the concept of Control in the context of Management
  2. recognize the steps of controlling process and how it enhances the implementation effectiveness
  3. recognize the potential barriers for successful controlling and discuss how to manage them
  4. recognize the suitable controlling method to solve managerial issues

 

Lectures

Class room discussions

 

End Semester Examination

 

Recommended Reading       :

  1. DruckerP. F.(1999),” Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” Taylor & Francis
  2. Griffin R. W.(2012), “Management”, 11th edition ,  Cengage Learning
  3. Richard D. L. (2011) "Management", 10thedition, South Western Cengage Learning Publishers
  4. SamuelC. C. , Certo, T.S. (2006)"Modern Management",10th edition, PHI Learning Private Limited
 

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