This module will introduce the student to the underlying principles of management theory. It aims to provide the student with an overview of the functions and role of management.
Principles of Management
Management defined, evolution of management theories, modern managerial approaches,The levels of management, the role of the manager in modern business
Management Functions: Planning & Decision Making
The role of planning and decision making within the organization, The Levels of planning, Strategic Intent, KPIs. Types of plans, The strategic planning process, Decision making at all levels.
Management Functions: Organizing and Organisational Design
The importance of organization and design, components of organizational structure, Resources allocations within the structure, approaches to organizational design, New forms of organizational design, Authority and Accountability
Management FunctionsLeadership and Motivation
The distinction between leadership and management, Leadership styles, Importance of leadership, leadership and Corporate culture, Motivation within the org, Motivation Theory, Current issues in motivation.
Mangement Functions: Control
The nature and importance of control, the types of control - Financial and Non Financial, the characteristics of effective control, Responsibility and Accountability.
Functional Activities within the organisation
Introduction to the various functions within the organization; R&D, Marketing, Production and Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Logistics.
Current Issues in Management
Ethics and Accountability, Resources, Global Issues, Equality, Impact of technology on management practice.
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