BIT 2309: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
University Examinations 2016/2017
YEAR IV SEMESTER II EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BIT 2309: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

DATE: DECEMBER, 2016 TIME: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and Any Other TWO Questions.

Question One – 30 Marks

a) Define the term management. [3 marks]

b) Critically examine the major elements of management roles a propounded by Henry Mintzberg in 1980. [12 marks]

c) Explain the meaning, importance and relationship between planning and control functions of management. [15 marks]

Question Two – 20 Marks

Briefly describe how Henri Fayol’s general principles of management are applied today in an
organization with which you are familiar. [20 marks]

Question Three – 20 Marks

Citing examples where necessary discuss the principal guidelines to effective delegation of authority. [20 marks]

Question Four – 20 Marks

“Employees are only motivated by financial rewards.” Discuss. [20 marks]

Question Five – 20 Marks

a) Briefly outline the pros and cons of social responsibility. [15 marks]

b) What measures can managers use to curb unethical behaviour in organizations? [5 marks]

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