This course introduces students to the roles and functions of managers. The content includes an introduction to organizations and the need for and nature of management. It examines the evolution of management theory, organizational environments, and corporate social responsibility and ethics. The course also includes a detailed investigation of the four functions of management: planning and decision making, organizing, leading and motivating, and controlling. Further the students are introduced to the interplay between organizations and their social, political, legal and cultural environments, and the contemporary challenges that organizations and managers face.