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Principles of Management BUSA 2100

Business Administration Course

Course details

A study of the basic concepts of the management process: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Integrated with the concurrent first-term courses and using the case-study method, it creates opportunities for the students to develop analytical, problem-solving, teamwork and communications skills, by analysing and presenting solutions to typical business problems. Topics covered include: structuring organizations, decision making and an introduction to production, human resources, controlling and strategic and tactical planning.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the internal and external variables that cause change and shape business decisions and management practices. (See note below)
  • Explain the roles of a manager and the skills required to manage effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate organizational design concepts such as job design, departmentalization, locus of decision making, delegation of authority, and span of control.
  • Identify an organization’s business strategy and competitive advantage.
  • Understand the process of attracting, selecting, developing and retaining a qualified workforce.
  • Understand the importance of control to the manager’s role, and describe the control process.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in identifying organizational challenges.
  • Note: These variables include globalization, internal and external stakeholder groups, organizational culture and corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability.

Effective as of Winter 2021

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