COURSE SYLLABUS

 

I.              CATALOGUE COURSE DECRIPTION

 

1. Course Code

 201

2. Course Title

Management Concepts and Approaches

3. Course Description

This Course presents the fundamentals of management and stresses on the learning of the evolution of ideas leading to the contemporary management thought, its empirical value and knowledge enlargement possibilities. The Course presents both substantive and procedural theories in management as adapted and applied to cooperatives and other organization settings and situations. The learning approach is on the positive (proactive) rather than on the prescriptive (reactive) management actions.

4. Credit Units

3 Units

5. Total Hours

54 Hours (12 hours lecture)

6. Pre-requisite

None.

 

 

Instructor

Name: Gerry T. Lab-oyan

 Best to contact: Email: gerry.tino@yahoo.com

                          CP # 09082856631 (preferably text messages)

 

 

 

II.             INSTITUTIONAL VISION, MISSION, GOALS

 

A.            General Objectives

1.   National: To train the nation’s manpower in the skills required for national development for the improvement of the quality of human life.

2.   Regional: To promote a holistic development of agriculture and related fields towards the upliftment of human welfare in the Cordillera and nearby provinces.

3.   University: To develop people who are imbued with excellence and social conscience and who actively generate and promote environment-friendly technologies to improve the quality of life.

4.   Open University: To provide advanced quality life-long education for all through open and distance learning intervention.

 

B.            Course Objectives

 

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

1.   Define management,  discuss the nature and relate management to leadership and organization.       

2.   Explain well the systems and management process frameworks as tools in assessing activities concerning the interplay between the external and internal environment variables as they affect organization’s resources and the attainment of its goals and objectives, identify and discuss the major functions of management , and confidently discuss the evolution of management thoughts in relation to the development of school of management thoughts  and the changing perspectives of man.

3.   Identify, discuss and differentiate the different approaches to management, and have gained insights on how these approaches helps practicing managers.

4.   Converse the principles of management that serves as ready toolbox for practicing managers and well familiarized with some management tools used for analysis to aid decision making and in crafting strategic and tactical plans.

5.   Internalize  the simple ethics check as guide for right conduct and source of wisdom in daily decision making and be well oriented on the concept and approach of Corporate Social Responsibility as a self-imposed social responsibility of organizations to develop the community and nurture planet earth.

 

III.         COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A.   Class attendance and participation

B.   Assignments & Case Analysis

C.   Written final exam

 

IV.        METHODOLOGY

A.   Modules

B.   Class discussion

C.   Interaction (through online discussion forum, chat or e-mail exchanges)

 

V.         COURSE OUTLINE

            MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF MANAGEMENT

·         Overview, nature, definition and perspective of management

·         Leadership and Management

·         Organization and Management

 

            MODULE 2: MANAGEMENT STUDY FRAMEWORK

·         Systems Framework

·         Management Process Framework

·         Evolution of Contemporary Management Thought 

 

MODULE 3: APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT

·         Empirical Approach

·         Human Behaviour Approach

·         Social System Approach

·         Decision Theory Approach

·         Mathematical Approach

·         Operational Approach

·         Socio-Technical Approach

·         Systems Approach

·         Contingency Approach

 

            MODULE 4: MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS

·         Principles of Management (Henri Fayol & Edward Deming)

·         Some Classic Management Tools

      *     SWOT Analysis

      *     Force Field Analysis

      *     Flow Chart Analysis

      *     Cause and Effect (Tree or Fishbone) Analysis

      *     PERT/CPM Analysis

MODULE 5: MANAGEMENT ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

·         3- Ethics Check (Blanchard and Peale)

·         4-Way Test (of Rotary International)

·         The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility

 

VI.        SCHEDULE

MODULE

TOPIC/ACTIVITY

WEEK

DATE

Module 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF MANAGEMENT

·      Overview, nature, definition and perspective of management

·      Leadership and Management

·     Organization and Management

Week 1

XXX

Module 2

MANAGEMENT STUDY FRAMEWORK

·      Systems Framework

·      Management Process Framework

·     Evolution of Contemporary Management Thought

Week 1 &

Week 2

XXX

Module 3

APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT

·      Empirical Approach

·      Human Behaviour Approach

·      Social System Approach

·      Decision Theory Approach

·      Mathematical Approach

·      Operational Approach

·      Socio-Technical Approach

·      Systems Approach

·      Contingency Approach

Week 2

XXX

Module 4

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS

·      Principles of Management (Henri Fayol & Edward Deming)

·      Some Classic Management Tools

*   SWOT Analysis

*   Force Field Analysis

*   Cause and Effect (Tree or Fishbone) Analysis

*   Flow Chart Analysis

*   PERT/CPM Analysis

Week 3

XXX

Module 5

MANAGEMENT ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

·      3- Ethics Check (Blanchard and Peale)

·      4-Way Test (of Rotary International)

·      The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility

Week 4

XXX

FINAL EXAM

Week 5

XXXX

 

 

VII.       ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

            Assignments shall be given apart from the guide questions provided in the Course Module. Assignments should be submitted on or before the due date, otherwise, a corresponding deduction will be given. Always keep a duplicate copy of your assignments.

VIII.       FINAL EXAM

            There is only one final exam and it is important that student must be present during the examination date which is usually scheduled on the last (third) Saturday of the semester.

IX.        COMPUTATION OF GRADES

            The following are the allotted points for each course requirement:

Items

Points

Graded Forum & assignments

250

Final Exam

200

Attendance & Participation

150

Total Points

600

 

            In the grading scale, 1.00 is very excellent and 5.00 is failure.  The passing grade is 3.00. However, you must maintain a general weighted average of 2.00 as required in the completion of a Master’s degree.

Points Range

Grade

570-600

1.00

539-569

1.25

508-538

1.50

477-507

1.75

446-476

2.00

415-445

2.25

384-414

2.50

353-383

2.75

352

3.00

Lacks requirements (to be completed within one year)

Inc.

Failed

5.00

 

X.         REFERENCES

·         Blanchard, K. and Norman Vincent Peale. The Power of Ethical Management. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1988.

·         Daft, P. Management. 4th  to 6th edition, Dryden Press, 1997.

·         David, F. Concepts of Strategic Management. Prentice hall, 1997.

·         Drucker, P. The Practice of Management. Harper Business, 1982.

·         Kreitner, R. Management. 6th edition, Houghton Miffin Company, 1995.

·         Any other management book.

 

XI.        HOUSE RULES

·         Participate actively in the discussions.

·         Follow schedules and submit assignments on or before the due dates.

·         Observe ethics of scholars. Academic dishonesty is enough ground for non-readmission of students

·         If you have questions about the course/subject do not hesitate to contact your instructor. 

·         Keep in touch with the Office of the Director