Principles of Management

Introduction

This is a dedicated web page for the standard course on Management. The course is designed for BBA/MBA students with a focus on managerial models, implications and issues. A 3 credit hours course designed for 45 lectures in 15 weeks, it takes the audience through a systematic journey in the field of Management.

Objectives

This unit aims to ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how to manage organizations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of management into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term business strategy. All managers require a working knowledge of management to ensure that investments and business decisions are soundly based and of benefit to the organization. In addition, an understanding of the use of management techniques can be a major factor in improving organizational and personal productivity.  This course provides the participants with an understanding of Management concepts, frameworks, and models for defining business models,  managing complex project based organization business processes, and describing technical and conceptual compositions of management. Learning will be accomplished through lectures, case studies, group presentation, and research.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

Have a general understanding of the current state of Management
Beware of the desired approaches and Business challenges
Be familiar with the state of the art research in the field of management

Curriculum

Introduction to Management: Managers, Organization, Functions, Skills and Universal Application

Power Point Slides

History of Management: Ancient Events, Classical Management, Contemporary Approaches, Trends and Challenges

Power Point Slides

Decision Making the Essence of Managerial Job: Rational Decision Making, Bounded Rationality, Judgement and Heuristics

Power Point Slides

The Constraint: Environment: Internal Vs External Environment, Key elements of the External Environment, Uncertainty, Ways to Reduce Uncertainty

Power Point Slides

Managing in the Global Environment: Why Globalization, Degree of Internationalization, Types of Global Organization, Internationalization Process, Global Pressures, Managing Differences in the National Cultures

Power Point Slides

CSR and Business Ethics: Stakeholder Relationship Theory, The World in Crisis, Views on Social Responsibility, View in Favor and Against Social Responsibility, Carroll’s Model of CSR, Greening of Management,

Power Point Slides

Planning and Strategic Management: The basics of Planning, Types of Plans, Strategic Management Need, Strategic Management Process, Strategic Analysis Tools: BCG Matrix, Porter’s Five Forces Model, Challenges in Strategic Mangement

Power Point Slides

Organization Structure and Design: Organization Structure 6 elements, Influences on Organizational Structure, Organizational Design, Alternative Designs In 21st Century

Power Point Slides

Featured Instructor

Farhan Mir

Course Features

Systematic progression through the concepts of Management
Case study approach using scenarios and examples from top international firms
Local case studies and examples to contextualize the themes based on local situations
Practical assignments and activities to invoke learning
In class and online discussions to bring on surface key issues, controversies and hot debates

Assignments & Projects

This section is dedicated to the major assignments and projects in this course. The assignments and projects build up the important percentage of the assessment as the students are required to translate the learning from the course contents to practical scenarios and develop understanding on the managerial implications.

Major Projects

Case Study Presentations

A Group task using the standard case study approach, students need to demonstrate understanding on the evolutionary developments in a selected organization

Requirements

Students need to develop a proper case study using the case study development guidelines
Eventually will present their findings in the shape of a Presentation in front of the class or classes on Multimedia
Assignment Details

Students in groups of 2-3 will be assigned an organization (Preferably local organization)
Case should be developed on one of the topics of Management in the Selected Organization
Students need to submit both Hard (Printed) and Soft copies (Computer files) of the Case itself and that of the PowerPoint Presentation
This is day 1 so you can start working now!
I will myself present at least one Case Study well before the presentation schedule so that you people have an idea

Case Study Template & Sample Case Studies:

Case Study Presentation_Harley-Davidson Online

Due Date:

Submission of proposals in the first week right after the Mid term exams
Presentation will start in the 4th week after Mid term exams