Management vs Controlling - What's the difference?

management | controlling |

As a noun management

is management (administration; the process or practice of managing).

As an adjective controlling is

having control over a person or thing.

As a verb controlling is




  • (uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
  • (management) The executives of an organisation, especially senior executives.
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  • (uncountable) Judicious use of means to accomplish an end.
  • Synonyms

    * (process or practice of managing) mgt, mgmt

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from management) * advanced traffic management * anger management * content management system * cross-platform application management * change management * database management system * inventory management * knowledge management * data management * document management system * management summary * master data management * micromanagement * middle management * time management * management cybernetics * strategic management * Human Resource Management * risk management * package management system * performance management system * project management * soil management




    (en adjective)
  • Having control over a person or thing.
  • His mother is very controlling .


    * dominant, domineering, manipulative