TU BBS 1st Year MGT213 Principles of Management Syllabus and Model Questions

TU Bachelors of Business Study (BBS) 1st Year MGT213 Principles of Management Syllabus, Course of Study and Model Questions

Course No.: MGT 213
Nature of the Course: Core
Full Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 35
Lecture hours: 150

Course Objectives

The basic objective of this course is to give a comprehensive knowledge to students about organization and help them understand the major functions, principles, and techniques of management. The course deals with basic functions like planning, organizing, leading, and controlling with special orientation to modern management practices which are essential to manage business successfully and other organizations.



Unit 1: The Nature of Organizations    LH 15

Concept of organization. Organizational goals – concept, purposes, and types. Features of effective organizational goals. Goal formulation – processes and approaches. Goal succession and displacement. Problems of goal formulation. Changing perspectives of organization.


Unit 2: Introduction to Management LH 10

Definition, characteristics, and principles of management. Process and functions of management. Managerial hierarchy. Types of managers. Managerial skills and roles. Emerging challenges for management.


Unit 3: Evolution of Management Thought      LH 15

Introduction, contribution and limitation of Classical theory, Human relations and Behavioural science theories, System theory, Decision theory, Management science theory, and Contingency theory. Emerging management concepts: workforce diversity, outsourcing, knowledge management, learning organization.


Unit 4: Environmental Context of Management LH 16

Concept of business environment. Types of business environment – internal and external. Basic components of economic, socio – cultural, political, and technological environments. Social responsibility of business – concept and approaches. Areas of social responsibility. Business ethics – meaning and significance. Emerging business environment in Nepal.


Unit 5: Planning and Decision Making                LH 20

Concept, types, hierarchy of planning. Process and importance of planning. Strategic planning. Environmental scanning – concept and methods. SWOT analysis. Formulation and implementation of strategic plans. Quantitative tools for planning. Decision making – definition and approaches. Types of decisions. Decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Problem solving – concepts, types of problem. Problem solving strategies. Crisis handling. Decision making process. Group decision making.


Unit 6: Organizing Function    LH 18  Concept and principles of organizing. Approaches to organizing – classical, behavioural, and contingency. Process of structuring an organization. Departmentalization – meaning and types. Delegation of authority – meaning, features, advantages, and barriers. Centralization and decentralization – meaning, advantages and disadvantages. Concept of organic and mechanistic views of organization. Types of traditional organizational structures – simple functional, and divisional. Types of modern organizational structures – matrix, team, and network.


Unit 7: Leadership       LH 16

Concept and functions of leadership. Leadership styles. Approaches to leadership – trait, behavioral, and situational. Group formation. Types and characteristics of groups. Team management. Conflict – meaning and types. Managing conflicts in organization.


Unit 8: Motivation      LH 8  Concept. Theories of motivation – Need Hierarchy, and Motivation-Hygiene. Reward system to motivate performance. Motivation through employee participation – quality of work life, and self- managed teams.


Unit 9: Communication             LH 6

Concept, structure, and process. Types of communication – formal and informal. Interpersonal and nonverbal communication. Barriers to effective communication. Enhancing effective communication.


Unit 10: Control and Quality Management       LH 11

Concept, process, and types of control systems. Characteristics of effective control system. Quality control systems – concept of quality. Total Quality Management (TQM) – concept and tools. Deming management – principles and techniques.


Unit 11: Global Context of Management          LH 8  Concept of globalization. Methods of globalization. Effects of globalization. Multinational companies – meaning, types, advantages, and disadvantages.


Unit 12: Management Trends and Scenario in Nepal LH 7

Growth of business sector in Nepal. Major industries in Nepal – manufacturing, export – oriented, import-substitution, and service sector. Existing management practices and business culture. Major problems of businesses in Nepal.


Basic Books

Griffin, Ricky W., Management, AITBS Publishers and Distributors, Delhi.

Hitt, Michael A., J. Black, Stweart, and Porter, Lyman W., Management, Pearson, India.


Reference Books

Pant, Prem Raj, Principles of Management, Buddha-Academic Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu.

Poudyal, Santosh Raj, Pradhan, Gopal Man, and Bhandari, Kedar Prasad, Principles of Management, Asmita Books Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd., Kathmandu 2012.

Adhikari, Dev Raj, Principles of Management, Sunrise Publisher, Kathmandu, 2012.

Agrawal, Govinda Ram, Principles of Management, M.K. Publishers and Distributors. 

Shrestha, Amuda, Organization Management, Educational Publishing.

Charles, Hill, W.L. and McShane, Steven L., Principles of Management, Tata McGraw Hill, India Robins, Stephen P. and Coulter, Mary, Management, Prentice Hall of India.

Weihrich, Heinz and Koontz, Herold, Management: A Global Perspective, McGraw Hill.

James, Stoner, AF, Freeman, Edward, R. and Gillbert, R., Jr. Daniel, Management¸Pearson, India.

Model Question of BBS First Year- MGT213 Principles of Management

MGT 213: Principles of Management

BBS 1st Year

Model Question

Full Marks: 100

Pass Marks: 35

Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.  

Attempt All Questions

Group ‘A’

Brief Questions Answer            [10 x 2 = 20]

  1. State three major features of an organization.
  2. Give the meaning of ‘Unity of Command’.
  3. Point out two limitations of classical theories of management.
  4. Mention three problems in goal formulation process.
  5. Define social responsibility.
  6. Give an example of programme decision.
  7. What is SWOT analysis?
  8. Make a figurative presentation of communication process.
  9. State three characteristics of quality.
  10. State any three methods of globalization.

Group ‘B’

Descriptive Answer Questions (attempt any five) [5 x 10 = 50]

  1. What is an organization? Explain the objectives and characteristics of an organization.             (2+4+4)
12. Define management? Explain the system theory. (3+7)
13. What is strategic planning? Explain the process of strategic plan formulation. (3+7)
14. Define motivation and explain dual factor theory of motivation. (3+7)
  1. Describe essential characteristics of an effective control system and state the problems associated with the control system. (5+5)
  2. Why is “Decision Making” called number one job of a manager? Explain.          (10)

Group ‘C’

Analytical Answer Questions (attempt any two) [2 x 15 = 30]

  1. Define leadership. What role does leadership play in the success of an organization? What leadership style, you think, is suitable in Nepalese context? (15)
  2. Discuss the organizing functions of management and emerging concepts in organizing. (8+7)
  3. Define business environment. Explain the environment scanning technique and also discuss how political environmental factor influence the functioning of a business enterprise. (3+6+6)

Principles of Management

Model Question- Set 2

Full Marks: 100

Pass Marks: 35

Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

 Attempt All Questions

Group ‘A’

Brief Questions Answer            [10 x 2 = 20]

  1. What is goal displacement?
  2. State the three main roles of managers.
  3. Write four general principles of management described by Fayol.
  4. What is understood by ‘social resposiveness’?
  5. Outline hierarchy of plan.
  6. Prepare a graphic presentation of line and staff organization.
  7. Define self-managed teams.
  8. List out three differences between a leader and a manager.
  9. Illustrate wheel network communication.
  10. State three disadvantages of MNCs.

Group ‘B’

Descriptive Answer Questions (Attempt any five) [5 x 10 = 50]

  1. How is goal formulated? Explain the factors responsible for goal succession. (3+7)
  2. What are the different skills required for managers? Explain them in terms of management levels. (5+5)
  3. What is planning? Explain the quantitative tools used for planning. (4+6)
  4. Define motivation and make a comparison between Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory and
dual factor theory. (3+7)
15. Highlight on the major problems faced by business in Nepal. (10)
16. What is globalization? Explain its effects.

Group ‘C’

Analytical Answer Questions (Attempt any two) [2 x 15 = 30]
17. Discuss the elements and approaches to organizing. (8+7)
  1. Discuss the importance of leadership in an organization and also discuss the trait theory of leadership. (8+7)
  2. Control is the process of monitoring activities to ensure that they are being accomplished as planned and correcting any significant deviation. In the light of this statement discuss the process and problem of a control system. (8+7) 

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