MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE APRIL 2023  PAST PAPER

MONDAY: 24 April 2023. Morning Paper. Time Allowed: 3 hours.
Answer any FIVE questions. ALL questions carry equal marks. Do NOT write anything on this paper.

QUESTION ONE

1. Highlight FIVE benefits of using committees in decision making within an organisation. (5 marks)

2. Identify FIVE ways in which management could overcome employee resistance to change. (5 marks)

3. Explain FIVE uses of a business plan. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION TWO

1. Summarise FIVE responsibilities of a project manager. (5 marks)

2. Explain FIVE reasons why project management is important. (5 marks)

3. There are numerous factors that may influence the level of compensation and benefits packages that an organisation could offer its employees.

Explain FIVE of these factors. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION THREE

1. Explain TWO limitations of budgeting as a tool of control in an organisation. (4 marks)

2. Identify SIX biases that could compromise decision making process. (6 marks)

3. Describe FIVE marketing management philosophies. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FOUR

1. Identify TWO roles of management as advocated by Henry Mintzberg. (2 marks)

2. Describe FOUR benefits of setting clear objectives during the planning process in an organisation. (8 marks)

3. Explain FIVE advantages of line and staff organisation structure. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION FIVE

1. Outline FOUR qualities of a good leader. (4 marks)

2. Examine THREE features of a good plan. (6 marks)

3. Explain FIVE conditions necessary for a successful brainstorming session. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION SIX

1. List FOUR types of leave that an employee could qualify for in an organisation. (4 marks)

2. Summarise SIX guidelines for effective decision making. (6 marks)

3. Analyse FIVE elements of behavioral theories of management. (10 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

 

QUESTION SEVEN

1. List THREE pre – requisites for effective delegation of authority. (3 marks)

2. Highlight FOUR skills of an effective manager. (4 marks)

3. Summarise FIVE key concepts of the Mary Parker Follet theory of management. (5 marks)

4. Outline EIGHT steps in implementing change in an organisation. (8 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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