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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

MGTE 11032

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Status : Core Pre-requisite : G.C.E. (A/L) Co-requisite : None

 

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of different historical perspectives in management and organization studies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of contemporary organizations and the different approaches to organizational structure and design
  • Valuate the job characteristics of a manager, what it means to be a manager and how managerial identity is constructed.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental variables underlying the coexistence of an organization and its environment
  • Analyse the process of organizational learning, adapting, and change.

Understanding organizations, the evolution of management thought, Organizational structure and design, Organization and environment, Managerial roles, competencies and leadership, The managerial process: planning, strategic decision making, motivating and rewarding, and managing innovation. The drives of individual behaviour, motives of group and team behaviour, organizational culture, work environment, learning and the processes of organizational change.

Lectures, in-class discussions, real world case studies, self-study assignments.

End of course unit examination, mid-semester examination, in-class quizzes, mini group project.

  1. Robbins, S P and DeCenzo, D A(2010).Fundamentals of Management. Prentice Hall, Delhi
  2. Bateman, T S and Snell, S A (2010). Management: Leading and Collaborating in the Competitive World. McGraw Hill
  3. Material provided in the lecture.

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