Fundamentals of Management and Organisational Behaviour

Course ID
MC 102
Level
Undergraduate
Program
BMS
Semester
First
Credits
6.0
Paper Type
Core Course
Method
Lecture & Tutorial

Unique Paper Code: 61011103

To acquaint the students with the fundamentals of managing business and to understand individual and group behavior at work place so as to improve the effectiveness of an organization. The course will use and focus on Indian experiences, approaches and cases.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of management and describe the functions of management.
  • Develop understanding of different approaches to designing organizational structures.
  • Understand the role of personality, learning and emotions at work.
  • Discover and understand the concept of motivation, leadership, power and conflict.
  • Understand the foundations of group behaviour and the framework for organizational change and development.

Course Contents

Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV

Unit I (2 Weeks)

Introduction to management; Evolution of management thought: Scientific, Administrative, Human Relations and Systems approach to management; Management functions and Managerial roles.

References:
Stephen P. Robbins & Mary Coulter, Management. 13th Ed. Pearson[Chapter 1]
Kaul Vijay Kumar, Business Organization & Management – Text and Cases, Pearson[Chapter 23]

Unit II (3 Weeks)

Planning: Importance and types of plans, planning process, MBO; Decision making: process, types, concept of bounded rationality; Control: process and types; Principles of organizing: common organizational structures, Departmentalization: types of departmentalization, Delegation & Decentralization: Factors affecting the extent of decentralization, Process and Principles of delegation.

References:
Stephen P. Robbins & Mary Coulter, Management. 13th Ed. Pearson[Chapter 2,8,10,18]

Unit III (3 Weeks)
Meaning & concept of organizational behaviour; Personality: meaning, factors affecting personality, Big five model of personality; Learning: concept and theories of learning (Classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning theory), concept of reinforcement; Perception: concept, factors affecting perception, process of perception, perceptual errors. Motivation: Concept, importance, Content theories (Maslow’s need theory, Alderfers’ ERG theory, Mc Cllelands’ theory of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory) & Process theories (Adams equity theory, Vrooms expectancy theory).

References:
Robbins Stephen P and Judge T.A., Vohra, Organisational Behaviour, 16th Ed. Pearson.[Chapter 5,6,7]
Kaul Vijay Kumar, Business Organization & Management – Text and Cases, Pearson[Chapter 28]

Unit IV (4 Weeks)
Leadership: Concept, Theories (Trait, Behavioural, Contingency, Charismatic, Transactional and Transformational Leadership; Emotional Intelligence: Concept, Importance, Dimensions. Groups: Definition, Stages of Group Development, Group Cohesiveness; Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship: Transactional Analysis, Johari Window; Conflict: Concept, Sources, Types, Stages of Conflict, Management of Conflict; Organisational Power: Sources of Power and Dysfunctional uses of Power; Organizational Change: Concept, Resistance to change, Managing resistance to change, Kurt Lewin Theory of Change; Organizational Development(OD): Meaning and types of OD Interventions.

References:
Robbins Stephen P and Judge T.A., Vohra, Organisational Behaviour, 16th Ed. Pearson.[Chapter 9,12,13,14,17]

Additional Information

Text Books


Robbins Stephen P and Judge T.A. (2017) Organisational Behaviour, 17th Ed. Pearson.

Stephen P. Robbins & Mary Coulter (2017) Management. 13th Ed. Pearson.

Kaul Vijay Kumar (2012). Business Organization & Management – Text and Cases, Pearson.

Teaching Learning Process

Lectures, Presentations, Role plays, Case studies, Term paper on a given topic

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment 25 marks
Written exam 75 marks

Keywords

Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Departmentation, Leadership, Motivation, Change, Organization development

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