Ch 2: Functions of a Commercial Organization

About This Chapter

This chapter will provide you with a helpful overview of the roles and functions of different departments in a commercial organization, including human resources, marketing, and production. These lessons can help you feel better prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

Functions of a Commercial Organization - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on the functions of a commercial organization, brief lessons cover topics like positions that must be fulfilled for the success of a marketing team. Additionally, you can learn about the responsibilities of an HR department, such as benefits and compensation. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss common marketing roles in an organization
  • List functions of an accounting department
  • Recall some of the responsibilities of an HR department
  • Explain how the production department in an organization is structured
  • Describe the roles of purchasing and stores departments
  • Provide details about the role of general administration and legal departments

A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your understanding of different functions in a commercial organization, and you can also contact our instructors with any questions. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly review that topic. Our instructors provide helpful illustrations in each lesson to assist you with grasping the concepts presented.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Functions of a Commercial Organization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Marketing Department: Structure & Roles

1. Marketing Department: Structure & Roles

Marketing is a critical activity within a company, and there are specific roles that are necessary to the success of a marketing team. Learn what common roles support the marketing efforts of an organization.

Roles & Responsibilities of an Accounting Department

2. Roles & Responsibilities of an Accounting Department

In this lesson, you will learn about the primary roles or functions of an accounting department and the responsibilities completed by those functions. When you are through, take a quick quiz to test your comprehension.

HR Department: Definition, Function & Responsibilities

3. HR Department: Definition, Function & Responsibilities

In this lesson, we'll learn about the human resources department. We'll define the term and explore the many roles and responsibilities the human resources department fulfills including benefits and compensation, training and safety.

Purchasing & Stores Department: Function & Roles

4. Purchasing & Stores Department: Function & Roles

You may wonder how the items you see in stores actually get there. There are two main departments that have a large role in making that happen - they are the purchasing and stores departments.

General Administration & Legal Department in Business

5. General Administration & Legal Department in Business

Do you understand the functions of administration and legal departments for a business? This lesson will help detail how each department functions separately and together within a commercial organization.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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