Ch 3: MTEL Business: Planning Function of Management

About This Chapter

Explore the lessons in this chapter to learn more about the planning functions of management. Self-assessment quizzes are available to test your comprehension before you take the MTEL Business assessment.

MTEL Business: Planning Function of Management - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview of the planning functions of management ensures you have the knowledge needed to answer related questions on the MTEL Business assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared to:

  • Share details about planning and management
  • Describe types of planning, including strategic and tactical
  • Define SWOT analysis
  • Explain the strategic management process
  • Detail the organizational decision-making process

Instructors provide you with the definitions and examples needed to understand the above concepts. If you want additional clarity after reviewing this chapter, submit your topical questions to our experts.

MTEL Business: Planning Function of Management Objectives

In Massachusetts, you must take the MTEL Business assessment to secure the licensure needed to teach business in classrooms. This subject-matter test is computer-based, consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items. Topics in this chapter are found in the business management subarea of the exam, which is in the multiple-choice section and constitutes about 21% of the test.

In addition to reviewing the lessons in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of the planning functions of management, you can take short quizzes and a chapter exam to test that knowledge. Taking these steps can increase your chances of earning a passing score of 240 or higher on the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL Business: Planning Function of Management
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Planning as a Function of Management

1. Planning as a Function of Management

In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.

Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

2. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.

What is a SWOT Analysis?

3. What is a SWOT Analysis?

In the business world, as in many other places, decisions aren't made lightly. Rather, management spends a long time considering the pros and cons of every choice. This lesson will teach you about one of the key ways they do that, the SWOT analysis.

The Strategic Management Process

4. The Strategic Management Process

We will be reviewing the strategic management process, starting with the four main steps of the process. These steps provide the foundation for understanding strategic management as a whole and will serve you well as you deal with management decision-making situations.

The Decision Making Process for Organizations

5. The Decision Making Process for Organizations

We will be discussing the formal decision making process for managers. The process will show you how to look at a problem and use a series of steps to address that problem. It is a key element of managerial decision making and one that is very practical for the business environment.

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