Principles of management

Course outline


General Information:


School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 101

Semester: A

Course title: Principles of management


Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: mandatory/general background

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: No

Course URL: —


Learning outcomes:

Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:


-     know and describe the basic functions of administration

-     understand the basic principles of programming

-     understand the utility of organizational planning

-     understand the important role of control in the effective operation of an organization

-     understand the concept and different approaches of leadership

-     understand the role of motivation in the effective management of organizations


General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills


Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:


-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies


Course Content:


1) Organization & Management: Historical Review


2) The Concept of Organization - Business


3) Introduction to Administration


4) The Function of Programming


5) The Operation of the Organization


6) Control of Organizations-Businesses


7) Leadership


8) Motivation in the Workplace


9) Decision Making


10) Change Management


11) Organizational Development


12) Communication


13) Recap - Summary



Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.



Activities & Semester Workload

Lectures: 39

Laboratory practice:

Study of references: 40

Submission of assignments: 30

Exam preparation: 40

Final exams: 2

Total: 151



Evaluation of students:


Written final exam (100%) including:


-     Multiple choice questions

-     Short answer questions


Recommended bibliography:

Κάντας, Α. (1993). Οργανωτική-Βιομηχανική Ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα.


Μπουραντάς, Δ. (2015). Μάνατζμεντ. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Ε. Μπένου.


Πετρίδου, Ε. (2020). Διοίκηση-Management: Μια εισαγωγική προσέγγιση. Θεσσαλονίκη:Εκδόσεις Σοφία.


Τζωρτζάκης, Κ. (2019). Οργάνωση & Διοίκηση: Το μάνατζμεντ της νέας εποχής. Αθήνα: Rosili.


Χολέβας, Γ. (1995). Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση. Αθήνα: Interbooks.


Daft, R., & Benson, A. (2019).Μάνατζμεντ. Αθήνα: Κλειδάριθμος.


Drucker, P. (1991). Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices. London: Butterworth-Heinemann.


Schermerhorn, J. (2018). (επιμ. Γ. Πολλάλης). Εισαγωγή στο Management (2ηεκδ.).  Αθήνα: Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης.


Wilson, D., & Rosenfeld, R. (1990). Managing Organizations. Berkshire, UK: McGraw-Hill Book  Company.