Principles of Management

Course Name: 

Principles of Management (HU302)


B.Tech (MME)




Humanities and Social Science Core (HSC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Develop the knowledge of fundamental management concepts and their application in real life
CO2: Understand the functions of management and identify the key competencies of an effective manager
CO3: Appreciate the importance of managerial ethics and social responsibility in management operations
CO4: Develop critical and creative thinking to solve management problems

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (6 hours)
Introduction to management, growth of management as a science, traditional and contemporary issues and challenges, theories, functions and process of management, productivity, organizational environments, relationships, organization cultures, individual ethics, social responsibility, corporate responsibility

Module 2: (6 hours)
Global context of management, international business, structure of global economy, environmental challenges of international management, competing in global economy

Module 3: (8 hours)
Planning and decision making, nature and purpose, types of plans, strategic planning, MBO and decision making

Module 4: (6 hours)
Organizing, nature and purpose, types, span of management, authority, power, responsibility, accountability

Module 5: (8 hours)
Staffing and leading, concept of human resource management,, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, theories of motivation, leadership styles, communication

Module 6: (6 hours)
Controlling, process of controlling, types and techniques in controlling


Koontz, H., Management, McGraw Hill Publication, 2006
Stoner, James A.F., Freeman, Edward R., Gilbert, Daniel R., Management, Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 2005
Griffin, W.R., Management, AITBS Publishers, New Delhi, 2002


Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P