INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF TOURISM, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES

CULINARY ART: CERTIFICATE

SEPTEMBER 2017

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT

COURSE OTLINE

Course Description

This course introduces students to the roles and functions of managers. The content includes an introduction to organizations and the need for and nature of management. It examines the evolution of management theory, organizational environments, and corporate social responsibility and ethics. The course also includes a detailed investigation of the four functions of management: planning and decision making, organizing, leading and motivating, and controlling.

Course Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to develop student awareness of organizations and the variety of skills useful in managerial roles, foster a spirit of critical inquiry and stimulate student pursuit of personal development and lifelong learning.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.      Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the diversity of management thinking.

2.      Autonomously and collaboratively research, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and apply knowledge in a timely fashion from wide inquiry of a variety of sources.

3.      Effectively communicate their findings independently and as part of a group.

 

 

Teaching Schedule and Content

Date

Topic

Assessment

9/10/2017

·         Definition of terms: Organization, Management, Efficiency and Effectiveness.

·         Levels of Management

·         Role and Functions of Managers

1.        Using an example of a hotel or restaurant describe organization structure and departments. (5mks).

10/10/2017

·         Roles and Functions of Managers

·         Managerial Skills

·         Assignment 1

2.        Using examples from the hotel industry define efficiency and effectiveness. (5mks).

18/10/17

·         Nature of Management, Evolution of Management Theory.

Theories of Management

19/10/17

·         Organizational Environment.

Internal environment, Immediate environment and external environment.

23/10/17

·         Assignment 2

3.        Discuss modern management theories and its application in the Hotel Industry. (5mks)

4.        Discuss why it is important to study management. (5mks)

24/10/17

·         Corporate Social Responsibility

 

1/11/17

·         Corporate Social Responsibility

 

2/11/17

·         Assignment 3 and Presentations

5.       Make a power point presentation of the four functions of management. (10mks)

6.        Discuss the corporate social responsibility of Hotel industry in Rwanda. (10mks)

6/11/17

·         Functions of Management

Planning, Organizing, Directing and Controlling.

7/11/17

·         CAT1

20 Marks

16/11/17

·         Examination

40 Marks

 

 

Learning Resources

Samson, D. and Daft, R.L. (2015) Fundamentals of Management (5th Asia Pacific Edition) Cengage Learning: Australia.


MODULE TEAM: Enock Nyaboga