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PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Course Code
Hrs/Week
Credits

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10HSS51M/61M
L: T: P: 3: 0: 0
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CIE Marks
SEE Marks
SEE

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100
100
3 Hrs

Course Learning Objectives:


Describe the historical evolution of various approaches to the study of Management.
Describe planning as a kind of decision making process to address the specific future for
organizations.
Describe the logical relationships between various organizational building blocks.
Explain different approaches to the study of leadership theory.
Explain the importance of key performance areas and strategic control points to the design of effective
control systems.
Unit I
08 Hrs
Introduction to Management:
Organizations and the need for Management, The
Management Process, Types of Managers, Management Level and Skills, The Challenge of
Management, Early thinking about Management, The Evolution of Management Theory, The
Scientific Management School, Classical Organization Theory School, The Behavioral School,
Relations Theories, The Management Science School, Recent Developments in Management
Theory, The Systems Approach, The Contingency Approach, Management in 21 st Century
Organizational and Natural Environments, Ethics and Social responsibility, Globalization and
Management, Management and Sustainability, Case Studies.
Unit II

07 Hrs

Planning & Decision Making: Overview, Importance of Planning at Organizations, Strategic


and Operational Plans, Evolution of Concepts of Strategy, Levels of Strategy, Content of
Corporate Strategy, Quality and Corporate Strategy, Matching Structure and Strategy,
Institutionalizing Strategy, Operationalizing Strategy, Procedures to Facilitate Strategy
Implementation, Nature Of Managerial Decision Making, Rational Model of Decision Making,
Bounded Rationality and Decision Making, Case Studies.
Unit III

06 Hrs

Organizing: Building Blocks of Organizational Design and Organizational Structure,


Approaches to Organizational design, Types of Organizational Structures, Functional
Organization, Power and Distribution of Authority, Delegation, Decentralization and
Centralization, Human Resource Management Process - An Overview, HRM and Strategy,
Case Studies.
Unit IV

08 Hrs

Leading: Motivation - An overview on Early theories of Motivation and Contemporary


theories of Motivation, Approaches to Leadership Trait, Behavioural, Contingency,
Transformational Leadership, Challenges to Leadership Theory, Teams and Team work Types
of team, Characteristics of team, making teams effective, Communication and Negotiation
Interpersonal Communication process, Communication in Organizations, Improving
Communication process, Case Studies.

Unit V

08 Hrs

Controlling: Effective Control Meaning, Designing Control Systems, Financial Controls,


Budgetary Control, Auditing, Operations Control Operations System model, importance of
Operations Management, Operational Planning and Control decisions, Information Systems
and Control Management Information Systems - an overview, Implementation and Security,
End-user computing, Case Studies.
Course Outcomes:
Develop technical graduates with an ability to conceive organizational dynamics
Ability to implement managerial principles, processes and practices in organizations for providing a
system orientation in work situations.
Text Books
1
James A F Stoner, R Edward Freeman and Daniel R Gilbert Jr, Management, PHI, 6 th Edition, 2006,
ISBN: 81-203-0981-2 (Covers all units)
2
Partho S Sengupta, Principles and Practices of Management, Vikas Publishing House Pvt, Ltd., 1 st
Edition, 2010, ISBN 978-81-259-4057-9. (Covers Case Studies)
Reference Books
1.
Stephen P Robbins and Mary Coulter, Fundamentals of Management, Pearson Education,
9th Edition, 2006, , ISBN: 81-7808-509-7
2.
Hellriegel Jackson Slocum, Management - A Competency Based Approach, Thomson Learning
India Edition, 10th Edition, 2007, ISBN 81-315-0204-X
Note: The Course treatment should be introductory in nature. The course is meant to equip engineering
students on the managerial aspects of an enterprise. Faculty members are advised to discuss discipline
specific case studies in the class every fortnight.
Scheme of Continuous Internal Evaluation:
CIE consists of Three Tests each for 45 marks (15 marks for Quiz + 30 marks for descriptive) out of
which best of two will be considered. In addition there will be one seminar on new topics / model
presentation etc. for 10 marks.
Scheme of Semester End Examination:
The question paper consists of Part A and Part B. Part A will be for 20 marks covering the complete
syllabus and is compulsory. Part B will be for 80 marks and shall consist of five questions (descriptive,
analytical, problems or/and design) carrying 16 marks each. All five from Part B will have internal
choice and one of the two have to be answered compulsorily.