Principles of Management - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Principles of Management course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's BIT department. Aligned with the BIT Curriculum, this course (MGT205) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 80 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description: The course covers fundamental concepts of management including organization, decision making, planning, controlling, and concepts of motivation, leadership, and communication.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

1. Focus on the foundations of management, covering the essential concepts in management.

2. Reflection of contemporary trends in management.

3. It offers strong practical focus and also covering latest research studies in the field


Introduction to Managers and Management

What is Management and what do managers do? Defining management; Management functions; Management roles; Management skills; History of management

Organizational Culture and Environment

The manager: Omnipotent or symbolic? The organization’s culture; Environment: Defining environment, specific environment, general environment, Influence on management practice 

Decision Making the Essence of Manager’s Job

The decision making process; the rational decision maker; Decision making styles; analyzing decision alternatives: Certainty, Risk, Uncertainty, Group decision making


The foundations of planning; The definition of planning; Purposes of planning; Types of plans; Contingency factors on planning; Objectives: The foundation for planning; Multiplicity of objectives; Real versus stated objectives; Traditional objective setting; Management by objectives

Organization Structure and Design

Defining organization structure and design; Building the vertical dimension of organizations; Building the horizontal dimension of organizations; The contingency approach to organization design; Application of organization design


Motivating employees; what is motivation? Contemporary approaches to motivation; Contemporary issues in motivation; from theory to practice: suggestions for motivating employees


Managers verses leaders; Trait theories; Behavioral theories; Contingency theories; Emerging approaches to leadership; Contemporary issues in leadership


Communication and interpersonal skills; Understanding communication; Communication styles of men and women; Feedback skills; Delegation skills’; Conflict management skills; Negotiation skills


Foundations of control: What is control? The importance of control; The control process; Types of control; Qualities of effective control; The dysfunctional side of control; Ethical issues in control

Controlling tools and techniques

Information controls; financial controls; Operations controls; Behavioral controls

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