Syllabus of “Fundamentals of Management”

Fundamentals of Management” is the third paper of CAP-I. Fundamentals of Management is the part A paper which covers 50 marks in total out of which 25 are MCQs and 25 marks from subjective questions. Likewise, Commercial Mathematics and Statistics is the part B paper which covers 50 marks in total out of which 25 are MCQs and 25 marks from subjective questions. The syllabus of both the subject are as follows: 

Part A: Fundamentals of Management (50 Marks)

Level of Knowledge :  General

Course Objectives : The syllabus is designed with an objective to impart knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles and functions of management.

Course Contents:


1.Concept of organization and management:

  • Organization: meaning, nature and types
  •  Organizational goals: types, formation, succession, displacement
  • Management: meaning, nature, functions, principles
  • Managerial skills and roles.


2.Evolution of management thought:

  • Classical Theories: scientific management, administrative management, bureaucracy
  • Human relations and behavioral theories
  • Management science theory; Systems theory
  • Contingency theory.


3.Environmental context of management:

  • Concept of business environment
  •  Internal environment forces
  • External environment forces
  • Social responsibility: concept, approaches and areas.


4.Planning and decision making:

4.1  Planning: definition, types, importance and methods

Steps in planning process

  • Decision making: meaning, types, styles
  •  Decision making environment
  • Decision making process.



  • Organizing : concept, approaches and principles
  • Forms of organizational structures
  • Delation and decentralization of authority: concept and importance
  • Coordination.


Managing human resources:

  • Human resource management: concept and importance
  • Components of human resource management.



  • Leadership: concept, functions and styles
  • Leadership and management



  • Motivation: concept and importance
  • Theories of motivation: hierarchy of needs, motivation hygiene, theory X and theory Y
  • Techniques of improving motivation.



  • Communication: concept, importance and process
  • Types of communication
  •  Communication channels
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Techniques of improving communication.



  • Control: meaning and process
  • Types of control systems: pre, concurrent and post control
  • Requirements for effective control system


Text book:

  1. Fundamentals of Management – Study Material, ICAN.

Reference books:

  1. Stephen P. Robbins and Mary Coulter. Management – Prentice Hall
  2. Ricky W. Griffin. Management – AITBS Publishers
  3. Govind Ram Agrawal. Principles of Management in Nepal- M.K. Publishers & Distributors
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