Course: Management Theory & Practice (3457) Semester: Spring 2012
Level: BS (CS)



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This packet comprises the following material:

1) Text book
2) Assignments # 1 & 2
3) Course outline
4) Assignment 6 forms (2 sets)
5) Tutorial &Assignment schedule


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ASSIGNMENT No. 1

(Units: 1–3)
Course:Management Theory & Practice (3457) Semester: Spring 2012
Level: BS (CS) Pass Marks: 100


Q. 1 (a) Illustrate major purposes of planning with examples from different organizations? (10)
(b) Write short notes on the following: (5+5)
i. Strategic Planning
ii. Challenges of Planning

Q. 2 Describe significance of organizational change and development to an organization with appropriate examples.(20)

Q. 3 Describe importance of various types of managers in organizations with examples.
(20)

Q. 4 Explain Scientific Management school of thought with examples. (20)

Q. 5 Describe model of decision making with examples. (20)
assignment No. 2
(Units: 4–7)
Total Marks: 100
Q. 1 Compare and contrast various types of controls with examples. (20)

Q. 2 What is meant by entrepreneurship? Also discuss importance of entrepreneurship.
(20)
Q. 3 (a) Distinguish between trait and behavioral approach to leadership with examples. (10)
(b) What is meant by Managerial Grid? Describe significance of Managerial Grid with examples from public and private sector organizations? (10)

Q. 4 Describe major theories of motivation with examples. (20)

Q. 5 Describe communication process model with examples. (20)

MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
Course Outline (3457)
Recommended Books:

Management by Robins Stephen

Unit No.1 Introduction
Concept of Management (The Importance of Management, the Management Process, Types of Managers, the Challenge of Management), Evolution of Management Theory (Scientific Management School, Relations Theory, Quantitative Approach, Systems Approach, Modified Process Management, Contingency Approach)

Unit No.2 Decision Making
Time and Human Relationships in Decision Making (The Problem Finding Process, Opportunity Finding, Fundamentals of Decisions), the Nature of Managerial Decision Making (Programmed and Un-programmed Decisions, Certainty, Risk And Uncertainty, Decision Making Tools (Probability Theory, Decision Trees)), Rational Model of Decision Making

Unit No.3 Planning
Organizational Objectives (Importance Of Organizational Objectives, Types Of Objectives, Management By Objectives), Planning (Characteristics And Purposes Of Planning, Advantages And Limitations Of Planning, Types Of Planning, Steps In Planning Process, Approaches To Planning), Plans And Planning Tools, Dimensions And Types Of Plans, Planning Tools, Forecasting, Scheduling, Implementing the Plans, Planning and Strategic Management

Unit No.4 Organizing
Fundamentals of Organizing (The Organizing Process, the Importance of Organizing, Downsizing, Types of Organizational Structures), Organizing the Activity of Individuals (Responsibility, Authority, Types of Authority (Accountability), Delegation (Steps in the Delegation Process, Obstacles to the Delegation Process, Centralization and Decentralization)), Organizational Change and Development

Unit No.5 Leading and Managing Groups
Defining Leadership, The Trait Approach To Leadership, The Behavioral Approach To Leadership (Leadership Functions, Leadership Styles, the Managerial Grid), Contingency Approach to Leadership, Leadership Situations and Decisions, Personal Characteristics of Employees ( Environmental Pressures and Workplace Demands, Deciding When to Involve Subordinates), The Future of Leadership Theory, Types Of Teams, Characteristics of Teams, Making Teams Effective (Guidelines for Committees, Focusing Teams on Performance, Conflict within Teams)

Unit No.6 Motivating
Concept and Importance of Motivation (The Motivation Process, Basic Assumptions about Motivation and Motivating, the Importance of Motivation), Theories of Motivation, Contemporary Views of Motivation, Need Theory, Equity Theory, Expectancy Theory, Reinforcement Theory, Goal-Setting, Strategies for Motivating

Unit No. 7 Communicating and Negotiation
The Importance of Effective Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Improving Communication Processes, Communication in Organizations (Factors Influencing Organizational Communication, Types of Organizational Communication, Lateral and Informal Communication), Using Communication Skills: Negotiating To Manage Conflicts, Stability of Negotiations Outcomes, Relations between Labor and Management

Unit No. 8 Controlling
Fundamentals of Controlling (Defining Control, Types of Control), Power and Control, Control Tools (Management by Exception, Break-Even Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Budgets, Human Asset Accounting), Use of Control Tools, Operations Management (Designing Operations Systems, Operational Planning and Control Decisions), Information Systems (Management Information Systems, End User Computing)

Unit No.9 Management: The Futuristic View
Essential Skills for Future Managers (Systems Skill In The Future, Functional Skill In The Future, Situational Analysis Skill In The Future), Training Managers for the Future, Globalization and Competitiveness, The Changing International Scene, The Role of Multinational Enterprises, Global Business Practice (How Companies Go International, Globalization Across Different Cultures, Managers and Prejudice, Women in the International Workforce), Inventing and Reinventing Organizations (The Meaning and Importance of Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Reinventing Organizations)



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