Principles of Management

Principles of Management

Management is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively for the purpose of accomplishing a goal

Course information:
1. Course Name: Essentials of Business Management
2. Course No: Mgmt 511
3. level/Year: One
4. Semester: One
5. No. of credit hours: Three

Instructor Information:
1. Instructor's Name: Dr. Nimat Alfadil Ali
2. Office location: Building "C" , second floor.
3. Office hours: Sunday 4-5 P.M. & Thursday 4-5 P.M.
4. Office phone: 0129149648
5. E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Description:
The main focus of this course is on the basic concepts of management. The course covers the various Schools of management ( classical, Behavioral, system, contingency .. etc) and try to give the student an idea about the contributions of the main scholars to the management thought. In addition, the course consider the external environment in which an enterprise operates and try to show how and to what extent the surrounding environment influences the internal decisions and actions of a firm. Also, the course highlight business ethics and social responsibility and the various managerial functions, specifically, planning , organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.

Course objectives:
This course seeks the following objectives:
1. To inform students with the basic concepts of management.
2. To give students an idea about the concept of the external environment and to show them how this environment can affect the wayan enterprise carry out its activities and undertake its decisions.
3. To enable students to understand managerial functions and to know how each one of them is practiced/carried out properly.
4. To inform student with business ethics and social responsibility concept.

Learning outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student is expected to demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:
1. To understand the basic concepts of management.
2. To understand the concept of the external environment of a firm and to be able to determine to what extent this environment affect the activities and decisions of an enterprise.
3. To understand the different managerial functions and to know how each function can be carried out efficiently.
4. To knew the social responsibility concept and business ethics and their roles toward direction of managers' attitudes and dealings.

Assessment strategy:
The student grade will be based on:
Mid Semester Exam 20%
Assignment 10%
Workshops 10%
Final Exam 60%
Total 100%
Note: in case you miss the mid semester exam and or failure to submit your assignment on time, you will lose the specified marks and then negatively affect your performance through out the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. University of Khartoum code: Refer to U of K code of Ethics.
2. SMS Academic Integrity Policy:
The School of Management Studies does not tolerate academic dishonesty by its students. At minimum, students must not be involved in cheating, copyright infringement, submitting the same work in mUltiple courses, significant collaboration with other individuals outside of sanctioned group activities, and fabrication. If a student gets involved in one of these practices, the university rules and regulations will be stringently applied.

Attendance Policy:
1. Students are required and expected to attend all classes and participate in class discussion .
2. If students absent themselves for 25 % of any course hours, they will not be allowed to sit for the final exam in this course.
3. If you are fifteen minutes late do not show up.

Students with Disability:
If you have a disability that may affect your success in this course and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please arrange to meet with me as soon as possible and not later than the end of the second week of semester.

Course contents and class schedule:
1) Introduction (Definition and importance of Mgt, basic concepts of Mgt)
2) Evolution of management thought (classical, & behavioral Schools)
3) Systems & Contingency Schools, Japanese management
4) The external Environment
5) Social responsibility and ethics
6) Workshop (1)
7) Planning - its definition, importance & nature - Types of plans
8) Steps of planning process – management by objectives ( assignment)
9) Mid semester exam
10) Organizing, Definition of organizing, Formal and informal organizing, Organizational structure
11) Departmentation, Span of control, Authority and responsibility
12) Workshop "2"
13) Staffing and leading
14) Controlling, Definition of controlling and its importance, Types of control
15) Characteristics and requirement of effective control system, steps of the control process


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