DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,
FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION,
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA
NAME: MUSTAPHA AMINU USMAN
REG NO: U11BA2035
COURSE: PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMIN II
CODE: BUAD 202
Management in business is a term used to describe the techniques and expertise of efficient organization, planning, direction and control of the operations of a business, according to Encarta dictionary definition. But individually it’s essential for one to set out an aspiration that creates, by design, a chasm between ambition and resources (time), thus the need for one to manage his daily affairs. Of all the things I’ve done in life, the most vital is coordinating my talents and pointing them towards certain goals.
Time they say waits for no one. Time is a conscious experience of duration, a limited period during which an action, process or condition exist or take place. With 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds, yet we still find time limited to conduct our daily affairs. With seven days in a week (168 hours of the week) it’s kind of difficult for one to tract his whole seven days activities hour by hour, then again nothing is impossible if one believe it’s possible. Recording my daily affairs hour by hour for seven consecutive days wasn’t at all easy. At first I thought it’d be one kind heck of a job, but little did know is that it’d be fun along the way. Fun aside, doing this help me strategize and give priorities to my activities, especially my school programs. The first day of the week is Sunday, knowing that I thought its best I start recording my activities from the first day of the week. But since from childhood I believed Monday to be the first day of the week, and that mentality is still part of me. So instead of Sunday I’m starting with Monday.
Waking up 5am in the morning had become a habit in my life as a Muslim. Straight I’d head to the toilet after waking up, brush up my teeth and have my ablution, do my NAFILAS and wait up for 10 minutes before heading for the mosque for Subhi prayer. Upon returning from the mosque to my room I’d pick up my Quran and recite randomly any Surah I come across up till 7am. Not having an early morning lecture on Monday proves to be significant for me because I get to recite my Quran up till past 7am a time and a time go back to bed till 9am. I have a single lecture on Monday and it starts by 10am. I’ll have my bath by 9am after waking up again and dress myself up and head for school. BUAD 232 (Advanced mathematics) is the only lecture I’m having every Monday of the week and it last for 2 hours from 10am-12pm. Mathematic is a word most students are afraid of and they’ll try all they can to avoid it if they could, only few concentrates in that aspect and luckily enough am one of them. This and other reasons are why very few of us are offering the course (Actuarial Science) that involves mathematics. Not having any other class on Mondays proves vital to us because our lecturer sometimes go on for an extra hour just to make sure each and every one of us get what he’s teaching in class or give us a class work which takes us to 1pm. From there, those of us that pray head straight to the mosque for Zuhr prayer. I’m not much of a breakfast guy that’s why I’d hurry up to my room after my Monday lecture to have my lunch on time. Deciding what to cook and cooking it usually takes up to an hour (1pm-2pm), what I cook in the afternoon I eat in the evening, this eliminates the need for me to cook again in the evening. One needs to relax after having a good meal in order to help ease digestion, that’s why I usually take a nap after having my lunch, and wake before 4pm for Asr prayer. My peer group normally gathered in front of my house, and that’s where I spend my evening hours every day up till Magrib prayer (7pm) discussing whatever we find interesting enough to discuss. The discussion continues for 30 more minutes immediately after Magrib prayer, by 7:30pm;...
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