You are on page 1of 7

Institute of Business Administration

Principles of Management
BBA
Course Outline
Instructor:

Dr. Sara Khan

Email:

skhan@iba.edu.pk

Counseling Hours:

Course Description

This course focuses on basic managerial functions like planning, organizing, staffing, leading
and controlling. It is specially designed to orient students to modern management practices
essential for successful management of large organizations having diverse work forces and
operating in the changing global, political, economic, social and technological scenarios.

Session 1:
Teacher student introduction, class administration, guidelines and general course introduction.
Deadlines for term projects and assignments will be announced.

PART 1-Introduction Of Management


CH-1 The Changing Paradigm Of Management
CH-2 Foundation Of Management Understanding

Session 2: Chapter 1- The Changing Paradigm Of Management


The definition of management, management functions, organizational performance, management
skills, management types, roles and activities of a manager, small business and -for-profit
management, learning organization.
Session 3 and 4: CH-2 Foundation Of Management Understanding
Historical forces shaping management, classical perspective, humanistic perspective,
Page1of7

management science perspective, contemporary extensions, recent historical trends in


management.

PART-II The Environment Of Management


CH-3 The Environment And Corporate Culture
CH-4 Managing In A Global Environment

Session 5: Chapter 3: The Environment And Corporate Culture


The external environment, the organization-environment relationships, internal environment:
corporate culture, environment and culture, shaping corporate culture for the twenty-first
century.

Session 6: CH-4 Managing In A Global Environment


A borderless world, international environment, the economic environment, the legal-political
environment, the socio-cultural environment, market entering strategies, the multinational
corporation, managing in a global environment.

PART-III Planning
CH-7 Organizational Goal Setting And Planning
CH-8 Strategy Formulation And Implementation
CH-9 Managerial Decision-Making

Session 7: CH-7 Organizational Goal Setting And Planning


Goals and plans an overview, goals in organization, criteria for effective goals, planning
types ad models, planning time horizon, organization responsibility for planning.

Session 8 and 9: CH-8 Strategy Formulation And Implementation


Strategic thinking, the strategic management process, formulating corporate-level strategy,
formulating business-level strategy, formulating functional-level strategy, putting strategy into
action.
Page2of7

Session 10: CH-9 Managerial Decision-making


Types of decisions and problems, decision-making models, decision-making steps, increasing
participation in decision-making, improving decision-making breadth and creativity.

PART-IV Organizing
CH-10 Fundamentals Of Organizing
CH-12 Changing And Development
CH-13 Human Resource Management
CH-14 Managing Diverse Employees

Session 11: Fundamentals Of Organizing


Organizing the vertical structure, departmentalization.

Session 12:CH-11 Using Structural Design To Achieve Strategic Goals


Coordination, loose versus tight organization structure, factors affecting structure.

Session 13: CH-12 Changing And Development


The learning organization, model of planned organizational change, initiating change,
implementing change, types of planned change, culture/people changes.

Session 14: CH-13 Human Resource Management


Strategic goals of HRM, environmental influences on HRM, attracting an effective workforce,
developing an effective workforce, maintaining an effective workforce.

Session 15: CH-14 Managing Diverse Employees


Valuing diversity, the changing work place, affirmative action, new response to cultural
Diversity, defining new relationships in organizations, global diversity, benefits and cost

Session 16 Guest Speaker Session

Page3of7

PART V- Leading
CH-15 Leadership In Organizations
CH-16 Motivation In Organizations
Session 17: CH-15 Leadership In Organizations
The nature of leadership, leadership versus management, leadership traits, autocratic versus
democratic leaders, behavioral approaches, contingency approach, new leadership approaches.

Session 18: CH-16 Motivation In Organizations


The concept of motivation, foundations of motivation, content perspectives on motivation,
process perspective on motivation, reinforcement perspective on motivation, job design for
motivation, empowerment and new motivational programs.

Session nineteen: Article Presentations from local and foreign journals, review and periodicals

PART VI- Controlling


CH-20 Management Control Systems
CH-21 Information Systems And Technology

Session 20: CH-20 Management Control Systems


The importance of control, strategic planning and quality control, organization control focus,
control approaches to quality, total quality management, elements of effective organizational
control.

Session 21: CH-21 Information Technology& E-Business


Information technology, types of information systems, ERP, Knowledge management, strategic
use of information technology, implementation of information technology.

Session 22-27: Student Presentations


Session 28: Recap of the course
Page4of7

GRADING PLAN

Midterm 1: 15%

Midterm 2: 15%

Final 30%

Quizzes 10% (N-1)

Term paper 10%

Assignments: 10%

Class Participation and Student presentations: 10%

TEXT BOOKS
TEXT BOOK(S)
MANAGMENT
DAFT, RICHARD L.
THE DRYDEN PRESS U.S.A
9TH EDITION
REFERENCE BOOK(S) :
MANAGEMENT
COURTLAND L BOVEE, JOHN V THILL, MARIAN BURK WOOD AND JOHN P DOVEL,
INTERNATIONAL

EDITION , MCGRAW-HILL INC

MANAGING TODAY
ROBBINS, STEPHEN P.
PRENTICE-HALL INC.7TH EDITION
THE NEW MANAGMENT
FULMER, ROBERT M.
COLLIER MACMILLAN INTERNATIONAL, 4TH EDITION

Guidelines for the Term Paper


Guidelines for the Term Paper Report
Page5of7

LATEST

The term report will explore the four functions of management of an organization of
your choice i.e. Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling

An organization can be a commercial organization or a non-commercial.

In case of a large organization like PSO pick one department and analyze the four
functions.

The report should be at least 8 pages long but should not exceed ten with single
spaced 12 sized fonts. (Excluding the material in the appendix like questionnaires etc)

The business cards of people visited long with transcribed interviews should be
attached in the appendix

Students are encouraged to use their creativity in designing the questionnaire and the
contents of the report. However the four functions of management of the organization
or the department should be fully explored.

The report will be made in groups of three. Each member should have written a part
of the report. The contributions of each group member should be attached in the
appendix.

The parts of the report which are not the original work of the author should be
properly referenced. For example if you are giving a brief history of the company it
should be in your own words and if material from the website is being used the exact
link should be mentioned

Ideas for the Assignments

Select a topic of interest in management like change management. Select three


articles or research papers and prepare a summary of the various view points and
angles discussed by these different authors.

Select a topic of interest in management like stress management or women


entrepreneurs. Conduct an interview with an industry professional on the topic and
report his or her views on the topic.

Select a topic of interest from management and write a analysis of how it is


applicable to the Pakistani environment by means of local articles or interviews with
professionals.

Select a book on a specialized management topic like |Japanese Management System


and present a summary of one of the chapters of the book.
Page6of7

Select a management book (other than the text or reference book) and discuss a topic
which has been covered in a different manner or in more detail in the selected book.

If you have read a book on management or a related topic write a book review on it.

Conduct a website review of a management related site, exploring the various links
and options and how it can help management students.

Instructions
The assignment should be about a 1000 words. It should be original and any ideas, words
or paragraphs which are not of your own should be referenced. You may also attach with
your assignment supporting material like the photocopy of the cover of the book, or a
screen from the website or interview notes.

Page7of7