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Gauhati University B.Com Syllabus: Principles of Management

203: Principles of Management
Marks: 80
UNIT-I                                                                                                                   16
Development of management thought; Introduction, scientific management, principles of management (Henri Fayol), theories of management – pre-scientific management era, scientific management era, human relation era (1930-1950), social science era.
Brief history of management thought: Modern management thought: Contribution of P. F. Drucker, H. Simon, T. Peters and M. Porter.
UNIT-II                                                                                                                 16
Planning : Introduction; definition, significance, limitations, principles, process, types, strategies (objectives, goals, policies, procedures, methods rules), planning premises, MBO-features, process, benefits and problems.
Decision making : Introduction, definition, characteristics, process, principles, problems, types, approaches.
Forecasting : Meaning, definition, features, process, elements, importance, areas of forecasting, techniques/ methods, advantages, limitations, differences between forecasting and planning.
UNIT-III                                                                                                                                16
Types of organization : Introduction, line/ functional/ line & staff, their characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and suitability, project organization, matrix organization.
Departmentation : Introduction, definition, process, need, basis of departmentation, types of departmentation, advantages and disadvantages.
Span of management : Introduction, ,meaning, factors, Graicunas theory.
Authority and responsibility : Introduction, definition, characteristics, sources, formal authority, limits of authority, responsibility, delegation – advantages/ problems, steps, pre requisites and principles.
UNIT-IV                                                                                                                                16
Motivation : Introduction, meaning, definition, nature, characteristics, need, importance, elements, theories– Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg and Ouchi, financial and non financial incentives, carrot and stick approach, contingency approach.
Leadership : Introduction, characteristics, importance, qualities, styles, techniques.
Communication : Introduction, definition, characteristics, importance, factors, barriers, process, classification, methods, channels, types.
UNIT-V                                                                                                                 16
Managerial Control & Management of Management of Change
Managerial Control: Concept & techniques of control.
Management of Changes 1 & 3 above.
Suggested Books:
Essentials of Management –Harold Koontz/Heinch Weihrich
Management Concept & Practice –Manmohan Prasad
Principles of Management –George. R. Terry

Principles of Management –Dr. Neeru Vasishth
Management Principles & Practice-Dr. M. Sakthivel Murugan.
Principles of Management –Dr. S. Sarkar, Shands & Gupta Sarkar
Principles and Practice of Management –L.M. Prasad –Sultan Chand & Sons

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