Course Outline for Management 170, freshman, at F. C College

Forman Christian College

School of Management

BSc(Hons) Business

Fall 2008


Principles of Management
Busn 170 B

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm to 3:15pm

Mannan Amin


Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am to 1:30 pm. If this time is not good for you please email me for an appointment

This course aims to not only teach introductory management theory and its application but also to expose students to necessary skills and habits to be successful manage their academic and professional lives.

Thus, firstly this is an introductory course in management that aims to provide a general background about management principles and issues, an exposure to critical functions of management, and the necessary frameworks to integrate theory and practice of management.

Secondly we will be using Covey’s “7 Habits…” and some selected readings to learn about what is required to become successful managers. Furthermore, the teaching methodology requires active participation in class and presentations; these activities are tailored to not only improve the learning process but also to give students the confidence they will require in every aspect of a professional career.


The course is divided into the following modules
I Introduction to Management
II Planning
III Organizing
IV Leading
V Controlling
VI Environment and Organizations

Class Participation 15%
Class Presentations 15%
Quizzes 15%
Midterm 25%
Final 30%
Minimum 85% attendance is mandatory in business classes
Exams can only be retaken for genuine medical reasons if the faculty member is informed prior to the examination

Stephen Robbins and Marry Coulter, Management 9th edition, Prentice Hall
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 habits of highly effective people

Textbook Schedule

Module I Introduction
Chapter 1 and 2

Module II Planning
Chapters 6, 7, 8 , 9

Module III Organizing
Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13,

Module IV Leading
Chapters 15, 16, 17

Module V Controlling
Chapters 18, 19, 20

Module VI Environment and Organizations
Chapters 2, 3, 4

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