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Principles of Management

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the terms, concepts, and points of view used in management and its historical evolution, ethics, social responsibility and environmental issues; provide students with a working knowledge of the skills and functions necessary to be an effective, efficient manager; provide an introduction to the theory and practice of managing organizations; examine the management functions (planning, organizing, leading or influencing, and controlling) and the impact of those functions on the business organization

INTENDED AUDIENCE :
Everyone who is interested to get acquainted with the terms, concepts, and points of view used in management and its historical evolution, ethics, social responsibility and environmental issues.PREREQUISITES :NoneINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :All industry. Knowing the terms, concepts, and points of view used in management and its historical evolution, ethics, social responsibility and environmental issues is essential for smooth running of organizationand proper organizational functioning.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1:Management: Definition, nature, purpose and scope of management, Skills and roles of a Manager, functions, principles; Evolution of Management Thought, Scientific Management.Week 2:Planning: Types of plans, planning process, Characteristics of planning, Traditional objective setting, Strategic Management, premising and forecastingWeek 3:Decision-Making: Process, Simon’s model of decision making, creative problem solving, group decision making.Week 4:Management by Objectives: Management by exception; Styles of management: (American, Japanese and Indian), McKinsey’s 7-S Approach, Self Management
Week 5:Organizing: Organizational design and structure, Coordination, differentiation and integration.Week 6:Span of management, centralization and de-centralization Delegation, Authority & power - concept & distinction, Line and staff organizationsWeek 7:Staffing: Human Resource Management and Selection, Performance appraisal and Career strategy, Coordination- Concepts, issues and techniquesWeek 8:Organizational Change: Introduction, Resistance to Change, Behavioural Reactions to Change, Approaches Or Models to Managing Organisational Change.
Week 9:Organizational Change: Introduction, Resistance to Change, Behavioural Reactions to Change, Approaches Or Models to Managing Organisational Change.Week 10:Leading: Human Factors and Motivation, Leadership, Communication, Teams and Team WorkWeek 11:Leading: Human Factors and Motivation, Leadership, Communication, Teams and Team WorkWeek 12:Controlling: Concept, planning-control relationship, process of control, Types of Control, Control Techniques Characteristics of team

Taught by

Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay, Prof. S. Srinivasan

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