Courses of Study: Business, Management, and Administration

Business, Management, and Administration, Grade 9 - 12, Management Principles, 2009

1.) Explain how effective decision-making skills and processes are used in evaluating the procedures for management decisions related to credit, insurance, marketing, product development and distribution, pricing and promotion, human resources planning, and employee and organizational development.

2.) Analyze functions of management to determine major responsibilities of supervisors.

Examples: human resources, marketing, production, customer service

3.) Interpret research results to determine factors and trends affecting recruiting, training, and retention of employees in the modern workplace.

Examples: factors and trends—downsizing, team development, quality control, scheduling

4.) Explain how management leadership styles and methods influence individuals and groups to cooperatively achieve organizational goals.

5.) Utilize organizational skills needed to manage business operations and maintain orderly flow of work, including maintaining schedules and calendars; organizing documents, forms, and manuals; and following workplace policies and procedures.

6.) Compare advantages and disadvantages of different organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, franchises, and cooperatives to determine how an organization's structure affects management decisions.

7.) Interpret organizational structures by using various charts.

Examples: matrix, line and staff, team

8.) Describe barriers to and methods for improving the communication process in the corporate world.

9.) Determine ways to manage conflict and stress in the workplace.

10.) Critique strategies for uniting a diverse workforce.

•  Defining diversity and its importance in the workplace
•  Describing conditions needed to bring together people from various backgrounds
11.) Determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and educational and credentialing requirements related to management career opportunities.

12.) Describe financial and legal operations of a business.

•  Prepare financial documents
Examples: financial statements; budget, revenue, profit, and income statements; balance sheets; bank statements

•  Identifying types of negotiable instruments
•  Interpreting the importance of copyrights, patents, and trademarks
13.) Explain how the workplace has changed as a result of labor legislation.

Examples: drug testing, sexual harassment, safety, right to privacy, affirmative action