This course (Introduction to Management) is an introduction to the management function. The aims of the course are to help students understand the theory and fundamental concepts of management including classical and modern approaches to management; the basic concepts and principles; the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling; leadership, motivation, communication, and representation.

This course defines the manager’s terrain and welcomes the student to the fast changing world of management. This class will review the evolution of management thought, functions and practice and will stress current approaches and emerging & concepts. 

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to;

  • explain basic concepts of management, the skills required of managers,

  • define the management process,

  • explain a brief history of management’s roots,

  • describe different decision-making styles, and explain how biases affect decisionmaking,

  • understand the planning, compare and contrast several approaches to goal setting,

  • understand the basics of organizing, and learn how to leading individuals and managing work teams, 

  • explain how to motivate and reward employees, and the concept of trust,

  • define managed communication and information,

  • define essential activities of controlling.


The students will be evaluated on the basis of their performance in the following assignments

Midterm exam   (30%) : The midterm exam probably will consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short essay questions. Midterm examination will account for 30 % of the grade.

Final exam ( % 40 ):  The final exam probably will consist of true/false, multiple choice, and short essay questions. Final examination will account for 40% of the grade.   

 Class Contribution ( %10 ):      Students will be required to read assigned chapters prior to class and be prepared to participate in discussions pertaining to those chapters. Class contribution will account for 10 % of the grade.

Case Analysis and Homework  ( % 20 ):   One or two student (depending on the size of the class) will do presentations about each chapter’s review and discussion questions and a case study about that chapter. This will account for 20 % of the grade.

Therefore, the performance of the student in this course is measured in continuous manner through variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. For instance, while homework and project assessment types are used for measuring self learning and independent study skills; presentations and case analysis are utilized for measuring knowledge usage.