BBALLB (Hons.) 5 Yr


Principles of Management


Course Introduction:

This course is an introduction to the management function. It will focus on the theory and fundamental concepts of management including planning, organization, leadership, and control. This course will review the evolution of management thought, function and practice and will stress current approaches and emerging concepts.

Course objective:

Knowledge on the principles of management is essential for all kinds of people in all kinds of organizations. The object of this course is

  1. To provide adequate basic understanding about the managerial functions like planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling to students
  2. To provide a basis of understanding to the students with reference to working of business organization through the process of management.

Course outcome:

On completion of the course the student will understand the basic principles of management -will acquaint himself with management process, functions and principles. Student will also get the idea about new developments in management.

Module – I   Over view of Management

Definition – Management – Role of managers – Evolution of Management thought -Organization and the environmental factors – Trends and Challenges of Management in Global Scenario. 

Module – II   Planning

Nature and purpose of planning – Planning process – Types of plans – Objectives – Managing by objective (MBO) Strategies – Types of strategies – Policies – DecisionMaking – Types of decision – Decision Making Process – Rational Decision Making

Module – III   Organizing

Nature and purpose of organizing – Organization structure – Formal and informal groups organization – Line and Staff authority – Depart mentation – Span of control – Centralization and Decentralization – Delegation of authority – Staffing – Selection and Recruitment – Orientation – Career Development – Career stages – Training – Performance Appraisal.

Module – IV   Directing

Creativity and Innovation – Motivation and Satisfaction – Motivation Theories -Leadership Styles – Leadership theories – Communication – Barriers to effectivecommunication – Organization Culture – Elements and types of culture – Managingcultural diversity.

Module – V  Controlling

Process of controlling – Types of control – Budgetary and non-budgetary, control techniques – Managing Productivity – Cost Control – Purchase Control –Maintenance Control – Quality Control – Planning operations.

Books Recommended

  1. Gupta, Sharma and Bhalla; Principles of Business Management; Kalyani Publications; 1st edition.
  2. L. M. Prasad; Principles of Management; Sultan Chand and Sons, 6thedition.
  3. Harold Kooritz& Heinz Weihrich “Essentials of Management”, Tata McGraw-Hill,1998
  4. Joseph L Massie “Essentials of Management”, Prentice Hall of India, (Pearson) Fourth Edition, 2003.
  5. Principles of Management, By Tripathi, Reddy Tata McGraw Hill
  6. Management Theory & Practice – J.N.Chandan
  7. Management: Concept and Strategies By J. S. Chandan, Vikas Publishing