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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
SEMESTER 1, ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015 (A141)
COURSE CODE :
COURSE
:

1.0

BPMN1013
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

SYNOPSIS
This course is an introduction to management theories, principles, concepts,
functions and strategies used for organizational management. The focus is on the

nature of management, models of organizational structure and design,


management theory and application, leadership, job design and composition,
employee supervision and motivation, performance, group and inter-group
behavior, planning, organizing, controlling and leading.
2.0

OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4

3.0

understand the concept, functions and the basic skills of management.


comprehend understanding of managing organization, managing
employees, physical resources and environment.
discuss and apply the planning, organizing and control processes
describe various theories related to the development of leadership skills,
motivation techniques, teamwork and effective communication.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to
3.1
3.2
3.3

explain the basic managerial process.


discuss how environmental factors, ethics and social responsibility, and
the global environment affect management.
discuss how to make things happen in an organization including
planning, decision making, managing information, and controlling;
1

3.4

3.5

4.0

describe how to meet the competition through global management,


organizational strategy, innovation and change, and designing adaptive
organizations;
describe the leadership skills needed to be an effective manager, including
motivating employees and managing communication.

REFERENCES
Jones, G. R., & George, J. M. (2014). Contemporary management (6th ed.)
Boston: Irwin-McGraw Hill.
Kinicki, A., & Willliam, B.K. (2013). Management : A Practical Introduction.
(6th ed). New York: McGraw Hill.
Griffin, R.W., (2013). Management Principles and Practices, (11th ed.) SouthWestern, Cengage Learning.
Ab. Aziz Yusof, Norashidah Hashim, Ooi Yeang Keat & Shahrol Aman Ahmad.
(2013). Pengantar Pengurusan: Konsep dan Aplikasi. Malaysia: Pearson.
Daft, R.L., (2012). New Era of Management, (10th ed), South-Western, Cengage
Learning.
Schermerhorn, J.R., (2011). Introduction to Management, (11th ed.) John Wiley &
Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd.
Williams, C.R., (2011). Principles of management (6th ed.). South-WesternCengage Learning.
Robbins, S.P, DeCenzo D.A, & Coulter, M. (2011) Fundamentals of
Management, ( 7th ed), Pearson Education, Inc.
Ab. Wahab Mat, Shahrol Aman Ahmad, Azhari Ramli & Abu Mansor Ahmad.
(2007). Pengurusan. Malaysia: Mc Graw Hill.

5.0

COURSE CONTENT
TOPIC
Managers and Managing/ the Evolution of
Management (Chapters 1 & 2)

CHAPTER
1
2

HOURS/WEEK
3 hours/1
7/9-11/9

3.

Values, Attitudes, Emotions, Culture: The Manger as a


Person (Chap. 3)

3 hours/2
14/9-18/9

4.

Ethics and Social Responsibility/ Managing Diverse


Employees in a Multicultural Environment (Chapters
4 & 5)
Managing the Global Environment (Chapter 6)

4
5

3 hours/3
21/9-25/9

6.

Decision Making, Learning, Creativity, and


Entrepreneurship (Chapter 7)

7 QUIZ 1
(1,2,3,4)

3 hours/4
28/9-2/10
3 hours/5
5/10-9/10

7.

The Manager as a Planner and Strategist (Chapter 8)

1.
2.

5.

Mid semester break

3 hours/6
12/10-16/10
17/10-25/10

8.

Value Chain Management (Chapter 9)


Examination (Chapters 17)

9
3 hours/7
MIDEXAM 26/10-30/10

9.

Managing Organizational Structure and Culture/


Managing Organizational Control and Change
(Chapters 10 & 11)

10
11

3 hours/8
2/11-6/11

10.

Human Resources Management (Chap. 12 )

12

3 hours/9
9/11-13/11

11.

Motivation and Performance (Chap. 13)

13 QUIZ 2
(8,9,10)

3 hours/10
16/11-20/11

12.

Leadership (Chapter 14)

14

13.

Effective Groups and Teams (Chapter 15)

15

14.

Promoting Effective Communication (Chapter 16)

16 QUIZ 3
(11,12,13)

3 hours/11
23/11-27/11
3 hours/12
30/11-4/12
3 hours/13
7/12-11/12

14.

Managing Organizational Conflict, Negotiation and


Politics (Chapter 17)/ Using IT to Increase
Performance (Chapter 18)
Total

17 & 18

3 hours/14
14/12-18/12
42hours/14

6.0

METHODS OF LEARNING
A variety of techniques will be used to enhance your learning for this course.
These include lecture, discussion, exams, group and individual assignments.

7.0

COURSE EVALUATION
Assignments / quizzes AND test 1
Final exam
a. Test 1
Chapter 1 to 7 (60 MCQ)
1 hours

60%
40%
(30%)

b. Quizzes/Group Assignment
(30%)
choose 2 out of 3 quizzes (self-prepared) 10%
each quiz (25 questions (6 OR 8 questions per chapter), 45 minutes)
group assignment (5 students per group) 20%
Answer 4 Case in the News cases [Chapter 5(p.163), 10(p.330),
12(p.399) & 18(p.584)] in the main text.
Submission for group assignment chapter 5 & 10 is on week 8 and
chapter 12 & 18 on week 14

c. Final exam
Chapter 1 to 18 (100 MCQ)
2 hours
TOTAL

(40%)

(100%)