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MASENO UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS


DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE AND TITLE: MBA 806 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
COURSE DURATION: 42 HOURS
COURSE LECTURER: CAINAN OJWANG
COURSE STUDY MODE: The course will be covered through lecturers, case studies, group discussions
and seminar paper presentations.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: The course will be assessed through course-work and final examination to be
given at the end of the semester as follows:
CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT 20%
SEMINAR PAPER
20%
FINAL EXAMINATION
60%
TOAL 100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

Define Management
Explain the functions of Management
Discuss the evolution of Management Thought citing Management theories including
Scientific, administrative and bureaucracy theories based on the contributions of F.W.
Taylor, Henry Fayol, Henry Lawrence Gantt, Frank and Lillian, George Elton Mayo, Max
Weber, Chester Barnard, Peter Drucker and William Edwards Deming.
Explain the managerial Social responsibility and ethics.
Explain the concept of management across cultures and technology.
Critically evaluate fair employment practices based on gender, age, physical ability and
cultural variations.
Course Topics:
Topic 1: Principles and practice of Management
Definition
Meaning
Concept
Objectives
Nature
Functions

Topic 2: Evolution of Management Thought.


Theories of Management
Scientific Management Theory.
Administrative Theory
Bureaucracy Theory
Contributions of F.W. Taylor, Henry Fayol, Henry Lawrence Gantt, Frank and Lillian,
George Elton Mayo, Max Weber, Chester Barnard, Peter Drucker and William Edwards
Deming.
Topic 3: Managerial Social Responsibility and Ethics.
Meaning of Social responsibility and Ethics.
Social responsibilities towards customers, Stock holders, Employees, the community and
the Government.
Management ethics.
Determinants of individual ethics.
Criteria for evaluating ethical managers.
Topic 4: Corporate Governance
Meaning and Concept.
A company's stakeholders.
Governance structures.
An effective board
Division of responsibilities.
Topic 5: Business Policy.
Nature and scope of Business Policy.
Categories of policy.
Business policy framework.
Characteristics of Business policies.
Importance of Business Policy
Topic 6: Fair employment practices
Gender equality
Age factor

Physical ability
Cultural variations
Topic 7: Information Technology and Management
Reference texts:
Beardwell, J. and Claydon, T.: Human Resource Management: A contemporary approach, (5th Ed.) 2007; Prentice
Hall
Torrington, D. Hall, L. & Taylor, S.: Human Resource Management, (6th Ed.) Prentice Hall.
Beardwell, I. & Holden, L.: Human resource Management: A contemporary Perspective (2nd Ed) 1997; Prentice Hall
Cole, G.: Personnel and Human Resource Management, (5th Ed.), 2004; Thomson; England.
Fisher, C.D. Schoenfeldt, L.F. & Shaw, J.B.: Human Resource Management, (2005); Prentice Hall.