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MGT- 505 / MGT - 509 Principles of Management / Management Theory and Practice Fall, 2012

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GIFT Business School 3 Graduate GIFT University/On Campus/In Person Asma Hassan Monday, Wednesday OR by appointment None See university timetable 13 October, 2012

BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION This course combines the traditional as well as contemporary management issues. It emphasizes on the development and application of competencies required for effective leadership, including planning, motivating, organizational control, and decision-making. Issues such as people, quality, diversity,

organizational design, structural issues, ethics and the global environment are included whereby the objectives of course is to make the students understand the roles and functions of managers at various (entry, middle and the top) levels.

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course presents a thorough and systematic coverage of management theory and practice. It focuses on the basic roles, skills and functions of management, with special attention to managerial responsibility for effective and efficient achievement of goals. Special attention is given to personal efficiency and effectiveness. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:


Understand fundamental concepts and principles of management, including the basic roles, skills, and functions of management. 2. Be knowledgeable of historical development, theoretical aspects and applications of managerial process. 3. Be familiar with interactions between the environment, technology, human resources, and organizations in order to achieve high performance. 4. Be effective and efficient in the day to day work life. The material covered will be relevant to you, regardless of your career objectives. In all likelihood, you will either be a manager or work with one in any occupation you choose. In the final analysis, we are all managers of our own lives and can benefit by studying to be better managers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of this course, students would be expected to understand the role of the manager within an organisation. They will have a basic understanding of how decisions should be made, how to plan various issues and how to allocate resources once they have been acquired. In addition, they will have a basic understanding of the leadership, motivation, impression management and other self management issues. Expected cognitive outcomes include the development and demonstration of a high level of skills in: Problem solving Ability to collaborate and listening to others views. Critically evaluate situations and information ethically. Ability to assume responsibility and make decisions. Ability to present managerial issues.

TEXTS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS Prescribed Texts and Readings: Stephen P. Robins, Coulter, Principle of Management, 9th/10th Edition, Pearson Education. CONTENTS The course will be presented in 2.5 hours lectures per week for the duration of the semester. The lecture will involve the presentation of material by the lecturer, throughout which student participation and involvement is

encouraged. Depending on the nature of the topic, students will also be given the opportunities in class to carry out practical tasks both individually and in groups. Session 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Topic Introduction to Management Case Discussion History Organizational Culture Global Environment Business Ethics Islamic Ethics Case Discussion Decision Making Process Planning Planning Organizing Work Organizing People Managers as Decision Makers (Ch. 6) Foundations of Planning (Ch. 7) Strategic Management (Ch. 8) Organizational Structure and Design (Ch. 9) Managing Human Resources (Ch. 10) Managing Teams (Ch. 11) Managing Change and Innovation (Ch. 12) Understanding Individual Behavior (Ch. 13) Managers and Communication (Ch. 14) Motivating Employees (Ch. 15) Managers as Leaders (Ch. 16) Introduction to Controlling (Ch. 17) Case 4: Living large Managing Operations (Ch. 18) Quiz 5: Ch 15-17 Case 2: Designing for dollar (chapter 6) Management History (Ch. 2) Organizational Culture and Environment (Ch. 3) Managing in a Global Environment (Ch. 4) Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics (Ch. 5) Chapter Introduction to Management and Organizations (Ch. 1) Case1: Not just another outdoor company (chapter 5) Case / Quiz

Quiz 1: Ch 1-2

Quiz 2: Ch 4-6

MID EXAMINATION (Ch 1 - 14) Teams Preparing for Change Individual Behavior Communication in Management Motivating Employees Case Discussion Leading Employees Controlling Case Discussion Controlling Operations Quiz 3: Ch 7-10

Quiz 4: Ch 12-14 Case 3: Mastering the plan.Priceless



Please note: This is a proposed schedule only and may be varied at the discretion of the instructor to give a greater or lesser degree of emphasis to particular topics. ASSESSMENT Item 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. Assessment Task Quizzes Final Presentations Assignments Mid Examination Class Participation Final Examination 3 hours 60 mins Length 15 mins 15 mins / group Weighting 10% 10% 10% 25% 5% 40% Due Day and Time Various Weeks in Class Last Three Weeks Various Weeks in Class In the 15th session Entire semester During Formal Examination Period

Students must complete each component of the assessment to the satisfaction of the course instructor, and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass the course. All components of the above assessment are compulsory, and must be completed in order to obtain a pass grade. Students are expected to perform satisfactorily in each item. Assessment Item No. 1 (Quizzes) Almost 5 quizzes will be given to students in the class during various weeks with prior intimation. The duration of the quizzes will be 10 15 minutes. The objective is to test whether the students are keeping up with the work and grasping the concepts. Assessment Item No. 2 (Final Presentations) You will be given a group (4-5 members) assignment, which you will present in the last three weeks. You will be evaluated on the basis of your work quality and effort, presentation style, communication quality, time management and content. Each member will be assessed and marked separately on the given criteria. Assessment Item No. 3 (Mid Examination) It is 60 minutes; closed book, application based examination designed to test the students grasp of the subject through concept testing, scenarios, and mini cases, etc. and to provide students with early feedback. It will be held in class during week 14 or 15 or the semester. Assessment Item No. 4 (Final Examination) It will be 2 3 hours; closed book examination requiring students to answer application based short questions and mini cases, etc. The final examination will be designed to check the overall grasp of the subject offered by the students.