Description

This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles of management, the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, and their relationships to key issues in management practices, such as leadership and motivation. Decision making and effective communication are also discussed. 

Objectives

This course enables the students to: 

Course Content

 

1.1. Definition of Management 
1.2. Significance of Management 
1.3. Managerial Functions an Overview 
1.4. Levels of Management and Types of Managers 
1.5. Managerial Roles and Skills 
1.6. Universality of Management 
1.7. Is Management an art, Science, or profession?  
CHAPTER TWO - THE PLANNING FUNCTION                    
2.1. Concepts and Need for planning 
2.2. Types of plans 
2.3. Planning process

2.4. Objectives 
2.5. Planning Techniques 
CHAPTER THREE- DESCISION MAKING                         
3.1. Meaning of decision making  
3.2. Rational decision making process 
3.3. Types (programmed and non-programmed decisions). 
CHAPTER FOUR - THE ORGANIZING FUNCTION           
4.1. Concept of organizing and organization 
4.2. Formal and Informal Organization 
4.3. Organization chart 
4.4. Departmentalization: Meaning and Bases 
4.5. Span of Management  
4.6. Authority and power: source of power 
4.6. Line and staff authority 
4.7. Delegation, centralization and decentralization 
4.8. Groups and Committees 
CHAPTER FIVE - STAFFING AN ORGANIZATION               
5.1. The procurement function 
5.2. Training and development function 
5.3. Maintenance and utilization 
5.4. Separation 
CHAPTER SIX-THE LEADING FUNCTION                        
6.1. Meaning and the need for leadership 
6.2. Concept and meanings of Leadership theories 
6.3. Concept and meaning of Leadership Styles 
6.4. Motivation 

       6.4.1. The concept of motivation 
       6.4.2. Theories of motivation 
            6.4.2.1. Carrot and stick approach 
            6.4.2.2. Need hierarchy 
            6.4.2.3. Herzberg’s theory 
 6.5. Concept and meaning of communication  
CHAPTER SEVEN- THE CONTROLLING FUNCTIONS             
7.1. Meaning and need for control 
7.2. Control process 
7.3. Types of control 
7.4. Techniques of control 
7.5. Effective control system

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