Distinction between Administration and Management


Oxford dictionary defined the term “Administration” as the organization and running of a business or system and/or the government in power.


Management is defined as the process of managing or the people managing an organization.

1. In governmental setup, the word administration is widely used. 1. In business process, the term management is mostly used.
2. It determines the objectives to be achieved. 2. It prepares plans for achieving the objectives.
3. It provides direction, guidance and leadership. 3. It co-ordinates the activities.
4. It comes first and provides guideline to the management and organization. 4. It comes second and derives strength from the administration.
5. Americans consider that administration is above management. 5. Europeans consider that management is above administration.
6. Administration takes important decisions. 6. Management takes routine decisions.