Management Theory & Practice

Part One – Management Theory:

Introduction:

  • Developments in Management Theory 1910-2000
  • Definitions of Management

Classical Theories of Management:

  • The Search for Principles of Management
  • Max Weber & the Idea of Bureaucracy

Human Relations & Social Psychological Theories:

  • Motivation – The Early Theorists
  • Motivation – Later Theorists

Theories of Leadership & Group Behaviour:

  • Leadership – Theory & Practice
  • Groups & Group Behaviour

Systems & Contingency Approaches to Management Theory:

  • Organisation as Systems
  • Contingency Approaches to Management

Modern Approaches to Management Theory:

  • Modern Approaches to Management

Part Two – Management in Practice:

The Context of Management:

  • Types of Business Organisation
  • Developing an Organisation Culture
  • Women in Management
  • The International Context of Management

Management Planning:

  • Strategic Aspects of Management
  • Objectives, Policies & Organisational Ethics
  • Performance Standards in Management
  • Decision-Making in Organisations
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Work Structuring, Job Design & Business Process Re-engineering

Organising for Management:

  • Organisational Structures
  • Delegation & Empowerment
  • Managing Change – Key Concepts
  • Implementing Change – Organisation Development
  • Communication in Organisations
  • Time Management & Personnel Effectiveness

Control in Management:

  • Controlling Performance
  • Quality Standards & Management
  • The Role of Information Technology

Part Three – Functional Management – Marketing, Production, Personnel & Financial

Marketing Management:

  • The Marketing Concept – Competitiveness & the Global Dimension
  • The Marketing Mix – Product & Price
  • The Marketing Mix – Promotion
  • The Marketing Mix – Distribution
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Organisation
  • Customer Services & Consumer Protection

Production Management:

  • Production Planning & Control
  • Types of Production
  • Aids to Production
  • New Technology in Manufacturing

Personnel Management:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Employee Development & Training
  • Performance Appraisal, Discipline & Grievances
  • Developing Managerial Competencies
  • Stress Management & Employee Counselling
  • Job Evaluation
  • Employee Relations & Collective Rights
  • Legal Aspects of Employment – Individual Rights

Financial Aspects of Management:

  • Company Accounts
  • Budgets, Forecasts & Business Plans