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UCU 101: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MANAGEMENT

COURSE OUTLINE
1.0COURSE PURPOSE
This course is intended to equip the learner with knowledge and skills required in understanding business operations required in achieving the organization’s goals in the short-term and long-run. 2.0COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. identify and use appropriately the terminology of management; 2. explain the important theories and concepts of management; 3. explain the roles and functions of managers at various (entry, middle and the top) levels; 4.relate how internal and external environment shape organizations; 5.discuss various organizational processes, behaviours and theories associated with them; and, 6.demonstrate critical thinking skills in identifying ethical, global, and diversity issues in planning, organizing, controlling and leading functions of management.

3.0 COURSE CONTENT
1.Introduction to management
Definitions of management
Overview of the management process
The nature of management

2.Overview of the history of management
The historical foundations of management
Pre-industrial societies/ancient civilization
Industrial revolution and its effect on management
Approaches to management- Classical-(scientific, management and bureaucratic schools) •Human relations approach-An overview of the theories of motivation •Modern Approaches-Systems approach, contingency approach, Theory Z, Management By Objectives and Total Quality Management

3.The Context of Management

Characteristics of managers
Skills and roles of managers
Distinction between management and leadership
Types of managers (Levels of management)
Effects of external and internal environment on management

4.Planning
Definition of planning and forecasting
Importance of forecasting
Elements and methods of forecasting
Elements if the planning process
Types of plans
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