BA102 - Principles of Management

BA102 - Principles of Management

Basic Information
Course TitlePrinciples of Management
Course CodeBA102
Credit Value3

Course Description

Management is a professional foundation and core course for majors in relation to economics and management. It is a science that studies systematically in universal laws, fundamental principles and general methods in process of management. This course teaches the objective laws and implementation methods of management functions such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling in details. It applies the teaching method of integration of course teaching, scientific research and practice, in which class teaching is taken as the principal and scientific research and practice as supplementary. The purpose is to enhance students’ understanding and cognition of management theories and knowledge and to strengthen students’ awareness to take part in management practice. This course’s target is to enable students to master the management’s knowledge system, to apply basic theories and methods, to analyze and solve practical problems in management and lay a good management foundation for follow-up study of major disciplines.

Course Learning Outcomes(CLOs) 

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1.Analyze and solve practical problems of enterprises and they themselves by applying management theories and methods
2.To be equipped with basic qualities and skills of a manager

3.Analyze specific management cases by applying the management knowledge one has learned, to be able to do investigations in management practice after completing the course, and to improve  students’ abilities in analyzing and solving management problems
4.To be equipped with good professional qualities

5.To be equipped with certain abilities of planning and decision making, organizing and personnel handling, integrating and communicating, controlling and evaluating

6. To be equipped with certain spirits of teamwork and innovation.

Course Content


Required Text

Stephen P. Robbins, Mary A.Coulter;Management,15thedition,Pearson,2022

Recommended Readings

1. Liezel Alsemgeest;Introduction to Business Management: Fresh Perspectives, Pearson, 2017

2. Federica Ceci ;Introduction to Business Economics, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016

3.Steven Cox, Alyssa Cox; Study guide, Management,9th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall,2007

4.AngeloKinicki,Brian K. Williams; Management: A Practical Introduction, McGraw-Hill, 2006

5. Luis R. Gomez-Mejia David B.Balkin & Robert L.Cardy; Management: People, Performance, Change, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008

6.William Nickels, James McHugh& Susan McHugh; Understanding Business, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill Education,2012

7. Stephen P.Robbins, Timothy A.Judge; Organizational Behavior, 15th edition, Pearson Education, 2012

8.Gary Dessler; Human Resource Management, 11th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008

9.Peter F. Drucker;The Effective Executive, HarperCollins, 2009

10.It is strongly recommend that students keep up to date with current issues in management by reading the following newspapers or articles from journal:

a) Academy of Management Journal

b) Strategic Management Journal

c) California Management Review

d) Harvard Business Review

e) Decision Sciences

f) Management Science

g) Journal of Management Sciences in China

h) Management World

Assessment Scheme

AT1: Attendance, assignments and in-class participation

AT2: Group project and in-class presentation

AT3: Final Exam

Updated on 20 September, 2023