Principles of Management – KASNEB Syllabus



This paper is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to apply the principles of management in practice.


A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of management principles and techniques
  • Apply knowledge of management theories in organisations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of other types of management
  • Apply management competencies in response to emerging trends in management.


Introduction to management

  • Meaning and importance of management
  • Features of management
  • Levels and skills of management
  • Managerial roles
  • Qualities of an effective manager

Approaches to management thought

  • Scientific approach
  • General administrative approach
  • Behavioural approach
  • Bureaucratic approach

Planning function

  • Meaning and importance of planning
  • Types of plans
  • Planning process
  • Limitations of planning
  • Effective planning
  • Decision making and planning

Organising function

  • Meaning and importance of organising
  • Process of organising
  • Principles of organising
  • Foundations of organisational structures
  • Authority, responsibility and power
  • Delegation, centralisation and decentralisation

Directing function

  • Meaning and importance of directing
  • Elements of directing
  • Characteristics of directing
  • Principles of directing
  • Supervision and directing
  • Qualities of an effective supervisor

Staffing function

  • Meaning and importance of staffing
  • Role of human resource manager
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development
  • Performance appraisal
  • Reward and compensation
  • Separation
  • Labour relations

Control function

  • Meaning and importance of control
  • The control process
  • Types of control systems
  • Effective control systems
  • Contemporary control techniques

Emerging issues and current trends

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