MGT 213: Principles of Management

Full Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 35

Lecture hours: 150

Course Objectives

The basic objective of this course is to give a comprehensive knowledge to students about organization and help them understand the major functions, principles, and techniques of management. The course deals with basic functions like planning, organizing, leading, and controlling with special orientation to modern management practices which are essential to manage business successfully and other organizations.

Course Description

This course contains the nature of organizations, introduction to management, evolution of management thought, environmental context of management, planning and decision making, organizing function, leadership, motivation, communication, control and quality management, global context of management, management trends and scenario in Nepal.

Course Details

Unit 1: The Nature of Organizations

Concept of organization. Organizational goals – concept, purposes, and types. Features of effective organizational goals. Goal formulation – processes and approaches. Goal succession and displacement. Problems of goal formulation. Changing perspectives of organization.

Unit 2: Introduction to Management

Definition, characteristics, and principles of management. Process and functions of management. Managerial hierarchy. Types of managers. Managerial skills and roles. Emerging challenges for management.

Unit 3: Evolution of Management Thought

Introduction, contribution and limitation of Classical theory, Human relations and Behavioral science theories, System theory, Decision theory, Management science theory, and Contingency theory. Emerging management concepts: workforce diversity, outsourcing, knowledge management, learning organization.

Unit 4: Environmental Context of Management

Concept of business environment. Types of business environment – internal and external. Basic components of economic, socio – cultural, political, and technological environments. Social responsibility of business – concept and approaches. Areas of social responsibility. Business ethics – meaning and significance. Emerging business environment in Nepal.

Unit 5: Planning and Decision Making

Concept, types, hierarchy of planning. Process and importance of planning. Strategic planning. Environmental scanning – concept and methods. SWOT analysis. Formulation and implementation of strategic plans. Quantitative tools for planning. Decision making – definition and approaches. Types of decisions. Decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Problem solving – concepts, types of problem. Problem solving strategies. Crisis handling. Decision making process. Group decision making.

Unit 6: Organizing Function

Concept and principles of organizing. Approaches to organizing – classical, behavioural, and contingency. Process of structuring an organization. Departmentalization – meaning and types. Delegation of authority – meaning, features, advantages, and barriers. Centralization and decentralization – meaning, advantages and disadvantages. Concept of organic and mechanistic views of organization. Types of traditional organizational structures – simple functional, and divisional. Types of modern organizational structures – matrix, team, and network.

Unit 7: Leadership

Concept and functions of leadership. Leadership styles. Approaches to leadership – trait, behavioral, and situational. Group formation. Types and characteristics of groups. Team management. Conflict – meaning and types. Managing conflicts in organization.

Unit 8: Motivation

Concept. Theories of motivation – Need Hierarchy, and Motivation-Hygiene. Reward system to motivate performance. Motivation through employee participation – quality of work life, and self- managed teams.

Unit 9: Communication

Concept, structure, and process. Types of communication – formal and informal. Interpersonal and nonverbal communication. Barriers to effective communication. Enhancing effective communication.

Unit 10: Control and Quality Management

Concept, process, and types of control systems. Characteristics of effective control system. Quality control systems – concept of quality. Total Quality Management (TQM) – concept and tools. Deming management – principles and techniques.

Unit 11: Global Context of Management

Concept of globalization. Methods of globalization. Effects of globalization. Multinational companies –

meaning, types, advantages, and disadvantages.

Unit 12: Management Trends and Scenario in Nepal

Growth of business sector in Nepal. Major industries in Nepal – manufacturing, export – oriented, import- substitution, and service sector. Existing management practices and business culture. Major problems of businesses in Nepal.

Basic Books

Griffin, Ricky W., Management, AITBS Publishers and Distributors, Delhi.

Hitt, Michael A., J. Black, Stweart, and Porter, Lyman W., Management, Pearson, India.

Reference Books

Pant, Prem Raj, Principles of Management, Kathmandu : Buddha-Academic Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Poudyal,  S.  R.,  Pradhan,  G.M.  &  Bhandari,  K.  P.,  Principles of Management,      Kathmandu:Asmita Books Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd.,

Adhikari, D. R., Principles of Management, Kathmandu: Sunrise Publisher.

Agrawal, G. R., Principles of Management, Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors. Shrestha, A., Organization Management, Kathmandu: Educational Publishing.

Charles, W.L., Hill, S. Land McShane, S. L., Principles of Management, New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill Robins, S. P. and Coulter, M., Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.

Weihrich, H. and Koontz, H., Management: A Global Perspective, New Delhi: McGraw Hill. James, A.F.S., Freeman,R. E., & Gillbert, D.R., .Management¸ New Delhi: Pearson.

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