The UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam offers Management as an optional subject, consisting of two papers worth 250 marks each. This subject is relevant not only for the upsc mains exam but also for an IAS officer's job. Candidates with management degrees or managerial experience find it an ideal choice. Get the UPSC Management syllabus for detailed information on this optional subject.
UPSC Mains Managment Paper 1 Syllabus
Foundations and Concept of Management, Evolution of Management Thoughts; Managerial Functions – Organizing, Planning, Controlling; Role of Manager, Decision making; Managerial skills; Entrepreneurship; Managing in a global environment, Flexible Systems Management; Management of innovation; Managerial ethics & Social responsibility; Process; Indirect value chain & Managerial processes on direct.
Organizational Behaviour and Design:
Organization behaviour– Conceptual model; Values and attitude – the individual processes, personality, perception, motivation, reinforcement & learning, stress management & work stress; The dynamics of organization behaviour – politics & power, negotiation & conflict, leadership process & styles, communication; The Organizational Processes – job design, decision making; Classical, Neoclassical & Contingency approaches to organizational design; Organizational theory and design – managing cultural diversity, organizational culture, organizational change and development; learning organization; Knowledge Based Enterprise – processes & systems; virtual organizations & Networked.
Human Resource Management:
HRM functions; HRM challenges; HRM future challenges; Human resources Strategi Management; Planning of Human resource; Job analysis; Job evaluation; Selection & Recruitment; Development & Training; Transfer & Promotion; Performance management; Compensation management and benefits; Productivity & Employee morale; organizational climate Management and Industrial relations; Human resources audit & accounting; Human resource information system; International human resource management
Accounting for Managers:
Financial accounting – importance, concept and scope, generally accepted accounting principles, financial statements preparation with special reference to balance sheet analysis and business income measurement, depreciation and inventory valuation, analysis of financial statement, analysis of fund flow, cash flows statements; Management accounting – concept, need, scope & importance; Cost accounting – processes & records, control accounts and cost ledger, integration and reconciliation between cost accounts and financial; Overhead cost and control, process & Job costing, budgetary control & Budget, Zero-base budgeting, Performance budgeting, costing for decision-making & relevant costing, variance analysis & standard costing, absorption costing & marginal costing.
Finance function Goals; Return & value Concepts; Valuation of shares & bonds; Working capital Management: Financing and Estimation; Cash Management, current liabilities & inventory; receivables, Cost of capital; Capital budgeting; Operating leverage & Financial; Design of capital structure: theories & practices; Shareholder value creation: dividend policy, corporate financial strategy & policy, management of corporate restructuring strategy & distress; money & Capital markets: instruments & institutions; Leasing, venture capital & hire purchase; Regulation of capital market; Risk and return: portfolio theory; APT; CAPM; Financial derivatives: option, swap, futures; financial sector Recent reforms.
Concept, scope & evolution; Marketing strategy components of marketing plan & formulation; targeting the market & Segmenting; differentiating the market offering & Positioning; Analyzing consumer markets; Analyzing competition; Market research; Industrial buyer behaviour; Pricing strategies; Product strategy; managing & Designing Marketing channels; Integrated marketing communications; Building customer satisfaction, Retention & Value; non-profit marketing & Services; Ethics in marketing; Consumer protection; Internet marketing; Customer relationship management; Retail management; Concept of holistic marketing.
UPSC Mains Managment Paper 2 Syllabus
Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making:
Descriptive statistics – graphical, tabular and numerical methods, Probability introduction, continuous & discrete probability distributions, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing for differences between proportions & means, inference about population variances, ANOVA & Chi-square, regression & simple correlation, forecasting & time series, decision theory, index numbers; Linear programming – simplex method, problem formulation & graphical solution, sensitivity analysis.
Production and Operations Management:
Operations management Fundamentals; Organizing for production; capacity planning, Aggregate production planning, plant design: plant size, process planning and scale of operations, Management of facilities; Line balancing; Maintenance and Equipment replacement; Production control; Supply chain management – audit and vendor evaluation; Quality management; Statistical process control, Six Sigma; agility & Flexibility in manufacturing systems; World-class manufacturing; R&D management, Project management concepts, Management of service operations; Importance & Role of materials management, value analysis, make or buy decision; Inventory control, MRP; Waste management.
Management Information System:
Information systems Conceptual foundations; Information theory; Information resource management; Information systems types; Systems development – design & Overview of systems; System development management life-cycle, Designing for distributed & online environments; Control of project & Implementation ; Information technology Trends; Managing data resources – Organising data; RDBMS & DSS; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), e-Business architecture, Expert systems, e-Governance; Information systems planning, User involvement; Flexibility in information systems; Evaluation of information systems.
Government Business Interface:
Business State participation, Interaction between Business, Government and different Chambers of Industry & Commerce in India; Small Scale Industries – Government’s policy; Government clearances for establishing a new enterprise; Government control distribution & overprice; Public Distribution System; The Role of voluntary organizations in protecting consumers’ rights & Consumer Protection Act (CPA); Government’s New Industrial Policy: liberalization, privatisation & deregulation; Indian planning system; Government policy concerning development of Backward areas/regions; Corporate Governance; The Responsibilities of the business as well as the Government to protect the environment; Cyber Laws.
Business policy as a field of study; Scope & Nature of strategic management, Strategic intent, vision, policies & objectives; Process of strategic implementation & planning; internal analysis & Environmental analysis; SWOT analysis; Techniques & Tools for strategic analysis – Impact matrix: The experience curve, GEC mode, BCG matrix, Industry analysis, Concept of value chain; Strategic profile of a firm; Framework for analysing competition; Generic competitive strategies; Competitive advantage of a firm; Growth strategies – integration, expansion and diversification; Concept of core competence, Strategic flexibility; Strategy and structure; Reinventing strategy; Board & Chief Executive; Turnaround management; Management of strategic change; Strategic alliances, Acquisitions & Mergers; corporate evolution in the Indian context & Strategy.
International Business Environment : Changing composition of trade in goods and services; India’s Foreign Trade: Trends & Policy; Financing of International trade; FTAs; Regional Economic Cooperation; Internationalisation of service firms; Operation Management in International companies; International production; International Taxation; technological developments & Global competitiveness; Global e-Business; Designing global organisational control & structure; Multicultural management; Global business strategy; Global marketing strategies; Export Management; Export-Import procedures; Joint Ventures; Foreign Investment: Foreign portfolio investment & Foreign direct investment; Acquisitions & Cross-border Mergers; Foreign Exchange Risk Exposure Management; International Banking & World Financial Markets; External Debt Management; Country Risk Analysis.
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