Principles of management


The course aims to: Expose students to the various functional areas of an organization Expose students to the theories of planning, organizing, leading, controlling and directing Introduce to the students the global managerial challenges of today Challenge the students with the new managerial approaches of today



Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this course, students will be able to: •  Distinguish between management and leadership concepts •  Develop their critical thinking in decision making •  Enrich their knowledge about modern management practices •  Demonstrate satisfactory communication skills through case written analyses and oral presentations •  Integrate knowledge from the various managerial functional areas and theories •  Apply the acquired knowledge to business practices •  Use ethics in business situations  


COURSE OVERVIEW Welcome to the exciting world of management. A rapidly accelerating trend in recent years has seen management become a significant part of everyone’s job duties, from front-line employees serving customers to the executives who are at the top of the organization hierarchy, and to the global managers who are operating in multinational corporations (MNCs). The increasing competitive pressures on companies to make decisions rapidly and to delegate more responsibilities to employees closest to customers, along with wide accessibility of massive amounts of information provided by the Internet, have given rise to a need for everyone to develop management skills—individuals and teams as well as managers. COURSE OBJECTIVES Based on the aforementioned, there is a need for a course in management, where students will be exposed to the various functional areas of an organization—accounting, finance, marketing, management, etc—in such a way so that they can apply the planning, organizing, leading, controlling and directing processes to the efficient and effective operation of the functional areas. Furthermore, the students will be introduced to the various global challenges of today, and also familiarize themselves as to how these challenges affect the modern manager’s job.  

Content Delivery

The course aims and objectives will be accomplished through the following pedagogical approaches: Lectures Lectures will be based on the instructor’s real-life experience, notes, books, articles, and on the anthology of chapters from the textbook In-depth class discussions This class is highly interactive and students will be expected and challenged to actively participate in class and contribute to the creation of a learning environment. Students are expected to come to class prepared and be ready to discuss in a professional and sophisticated manner various management topics. Students are expected to work in groups, before, during and after class on various management issues assigned by the instructor. Group Student Presentations Students in groups of 3 to 5 will present a managerial topic of their choice to the class, during the last day. The duration of the presentation is 10-15 minutes, excluding the question and answer session. All presentations are required to be on PowerPoint. Students are required to submit an outline of their presentation topic by Day 3 and discuss it with the instructor. Case Analysis Discussion on a case will be conducted in class and take place on DAY 4. The case will be assigned to the students during DAY 1    

Coursework And Assignment Details

Final exam Final Exam:               50% Class participation/contribution:    20% Group presentation:                     30% Grading System 86-100         Excellent 70-85           Good 50-69           Satisfactory 0-49             Poor