OER for a Post Graduate Programme in HRM

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Module 1 :
Principles of Management

Module Content Map

Topic 1:What is management?

Definition of Management | Process of Management | Nature of Management | Primary Functions of Management | Levels of Management | Key points & Activity

Go next Topic 2:
Management Theories

Please see the learning objectives of the topic What is management? below:

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The objective of Topic 1 What is management? is to provide basic understanding on the following key features of management:
  • Management is a collaborative work.
  • Management is a process wherein all managers engage in certain interrelated activities in order to achieve the desired goals.
  • It uses all resources of the organization, both physical and human.
  • It aims at achieving the organization’s goals.
  • Management has the features of a science, an art and a profession.
  • Primary functions of the management are planning, organizing, staffing and controlling.
  • The normal structure of the management is in a pyramid shape with three levels.

Topic Overview

This Topic has five sections. They are:

  1. Definition of Management
  2. Process of Management
  3. Nature of Management
  4. Primary Functions of Management
  5. Levels of Management

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