Syllabus For The Subject Principles of Management

1. Nature and Scope of Management
a. Definition of management
b. Concept of management
c. Role and importance of management
d. Distinction between management and administration
e. Levels of management
f. Nature of management
g. Skills of management
h. Scope of management
2. Management Process- Functions and Principles
a. Management process
b. Nature and scope of the process and management
c. Classification of managerial functions
d. Managerial and operative functions
e. Steps in management processes
f. Principles of Management
g. Styles of managers
h. Functions of managers
i. Quality of good managers

3. Evolution of Management Thought
a. Early contribution of management b. Emergence of Management Thought
c. Scientific Management
d. Administrative theory of management or management process approach
e. Bureaucratic organization
f. Behavioral approach

4. Planning
a. Meaning of Planning
b. Features of planning
c. Importance of planning
d. Limitations of planning
e. Measures of making planning more effective
f. Principles of planning

5. Types of Plan
a. Objectives
b. Strategies
c. Policies
d. Procedures
e. Rules
f. Programmes
g. Budgets
h. Schedules

6. Decision Making Forecasting and Management
a. Decision Making
b. Forecasting

7. Organization
a. Meaning of organization
b. Organizations as structure
c. Organizing as a process
d. Principles of organization

8. Types of organization structures
a. Line organization
b. Functional organizational
c. Line and staff organization
d. Difference between types of organization
e. Committee organization
f. Project organization

9. Delegation and Decentralization
a. Meaning of delegation authority
b. The process of delegation
c. Importance of delegation
d. Principles of delegation authority
e. Authority
f. Sources of authority
g. Responsibility
h. Centralization
i. Decentralization

j. Difference between delegation and decentralization

10. Department
a. Meaning and concept
b. Process of departmentation
c. Types of departmentation
d. Need and significance of Departmentation
e. Basis and types of departmentation
f. Product departmentation
g. Combines or composite departmentation

11. Organization Charts and Manuals
a. Meaning of organization chart
b. Features and characteristics of organization chart
c. Types of organization charts
d. Master and supplementary charts
e. Principles of organizational charts
f. Types of manuals
g. Advantages of manuals

12. Span of Management
a) Meaning
b) What is a Appropriate Span
c) Factors determining the span of management
d) Types of span of supervision

13. Staffing
a. Meaning of staffing
b. Features of staffing

c. Need of staffing
d. Scope of staffing
e. Importance of staffing
f. Elements of staffing
g. Human resource planning or manpower planning
h. Essentials of manpower planning
i. Job analysis
j. Recruitment
k. Selection
l. Placement
m. Introduction or orientation

14. Training and development
a. Development
b. Executive Development
c. Performance appraisal
d. Promotion
e. Job evaluation

15. Direction, Supervision, Motivation and Morale
a. Meaning and concept of directing
b. Nature of directing
c. Need and importance of directing
d. Principles of directing
e. Elements and techniques of directing
f. Motivation

16. Leadership
a. Concept and definition
b. Nature and feature
c. Leadership vs manager ship
d. Functions of leadership
e. Importance of leadership

17. Communication
a. Meaning and nature
b. Communication process
c. Need and importance of communication
d. Process of communication
e. Communication net works
f. Channels of communication
g. Choice of method of communication
h. Electronic communication
i. Barriers to communication

18. Coordination
a. Concept and meaning
b. Features of coordination
c. Coordination is the management of interdependence
d. Coordination vs cooperation

19. Control
a. Concepts and meaning
b. Nature of control
c. Relationship between planning and control

d. Control is forward looking
e. Importance and significance of control
f. Elements of control process
g. Requirement of control system
h. Kind of control
i. Strategic and operating control
j. Areas of control
k. Control and human element
l. System approach and control system
m. Operational control and management control

20. Techniques of control
a. Traditional techniques
b. Statistical reports and analysis
c. Cost control
d. Budgeting and budgetary control
e. Inventory control
f. Profit and loss control
g. External and audit control
h. Break even control
i. Standard costing
j. Operational audit and internal audit
k. Financial system analysis
l. Marketing control
m. Responsibility accounting
n. Human resource accounting

o. Management audit
p. Network techniques
q. Quality control

21. Recent trends in management

a. Globalization and manager
b. Information technology
c. Social responsibility and management
d. Bench marking
e. Business process reengineering
f. Values and management
g. Dynamics and management of change Protection Status