Administration is a thinking function (determinative) while management is a doing function

Administration involves the determination of major objectives and policies while management is concerned with their implementation

Administration is the function of the top management while management is a middle and lower level function.

Administrative functions are influenced by outside forces while managerial decisions are influenced by objectives and policies of the organization

Administration largely involves planning and control while management involves directing and organizing

Administration uses conceptual and human skills while management uses Technical and Human Skills.

Administration’s mostly used in the government and public sector while management is mainly used in business organizations.



Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker quotes.


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