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Principles of Management

Principles of Management

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Managers and Management
    • What is Management and what do managers do?
    • Defining management
    • Management functions
    • Management roles
    • Management skills
    • History of management
  • Organizational Culture and Environment
  1. The manager: Omnipotent or symbolic?
  2. The organization’s culture
  3. The environment
    • Defining environment
    • The specific environment
    • The general environment
    • Influence on management practice
  • Decision Making the Essence of Manager’s Job
    • The decision making process
    • The rational decision maker
    • Decision making styles
    • Analysing decision alternatives
      • Certainty
      • Risk
      • Uncertainty
    • Group decision making
  • Planning
    • The foundations of planning
    • The definition of planning
    • Purposes of planning
    • Types of plans
    • Contingency factors on planning
    • Objectives: The foundation for planning
      • Multiplicity of objectives
      • Real versus stated objectives
      • Traditional objective setting
      • Management by objectives
    • Organization Structure and Design
      • Defining organization structure and design
      • Building the vertical dimension of organizations
      • Building the horizontal dimension of organizations
      • The contingency approach to organization design
      • Application of organization design
    • Motivation
      • Motivating employees
      • What is motivation?
      • Contemporary approaches to motivation
      • Contemporary issues in motivation
      • From theory to practice: suggestions for motivating employees

6.0. Leadership

  • Managers verses leaders
  • Trait theories
  • Behavioral theories
  • Contingency theories
  • Emerging approaches to leadership
  • Contemporary issues in leadership
  • Communication
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding communication
  • Communication styles of men and women
  • Feedback skills
  • Delegation skills’
  • Conflict management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Controlling
  • Foundations of control
  1. What is control?
  2. The importance of control
  3. The control process
  4. Types of control
  5. Qualities of effective control
  6. The dysfunctional side of control
  7. Ethical issues in control
  • Controlling tools and techniques
  1. Information controls
  2. Financial controls
  3. Operations controls
  4. Behavioral controls
  • Human Resource Management

The Personnel Function

  • Terminology
  • Who does personnel work?
  • Staff role of the personnel department
  • Personnel (Human Resource) functions

Job Design and Analysis

  • Job design
  • Job information and personnel management
  • Analyzing jobs-obtaining job information
  • Functional job analysis
  • Administration of the job analysis program


Human Resource Planning

  • Reasons for human resource planning
  • The planning process

Recruitment and Selections/Testing and Interview

  • Labor market considerations
  • Recruitment and selection policy issues
  • The employment process
  • Sources of people
  • The selection process
  • The selection procedure
  • Testing: Interview


  • Miscellaneous
  • Union and management
  • Compensation administration
  • Health and safety


  • 14 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
  • Free registration
  • 75 Dolar per Week
  • 5 USD for Course Book (Electronic version)10
  • 10 USD for certificate

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