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Ch 8: Praxis Marketing: Management

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Let our instructors teach you about management. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter can prepare you to answer questions about general business principles on the Praxis Marketing Education test.

Praxis Marketing Education - Management: Chapter Summary

Explore the four functions of management - planning, organizing, leading and controlling - through this chapter on management. This series of online video lessons, which can help you prepare for the Praxis Marketing Education test, also can teach you how good managers promote productivity and how human resource managers recruit and hire employees. Other management topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Top-, middle- and lower-level management in organizations
  • Henry Mintzberg's managerial roles
  • Planning, organizing, leading and controlling as functions of management
  • Strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning
  • The strategic management process
  • Hiring and staffing
  • Assessing training needs of an organization
  • Human resource management laws and regulations
  • Production efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Using data to manage operations

Praxis Marketing Education - Management Objectives

As part of the teacher certification process in most states, prospective teachers must pass one or more Praxis tests. The Praxis Marketing Education test is aimed at those who want to teach marketing on the high school level. This test features 120 multiple-choice questions, approximately 14% of which center on general business principles, including management. You'll have two hours to complete the Praxis.

This chapter on management features numerous brief video presentations developed and presented by professional educators. Each video is complemented by a self-assessment quiz that's been designed to resemble the format of the Praxis.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Praxis Marketing: Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers

1. Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers

The role of a manager in organizations is complex. While managers can come in different shapes and sizes they all share the task of utilizing people and resources to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will discuss the roles and functions of management found in each of the three levels of management.

Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

2. Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

This lesson will discuss the types of skills a manager needs, including technical, human, and conceptual skills. You'll learn how each of these skill sets impacts a manager's ability to effectively lead his or her employees.

Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

3. Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

There are many roles a manager has within an organization. Henry Mintzberg describes ten specific managerial roles most commonly seen within organizations. This lesson will discuss each of these roles and what behaviors are associated with them.

Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling

4. Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling

A person who holds a management position inside an organization is required to think strategically and conceptually in order to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will describe the four functions of management and how they relate to organizational success.

Planning as a Function of Management

5. 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

6. 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.

The Strategic Management Process

7. 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.

Organizing as a Function of Management

8. Organizing as a Function of Management

Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.

Leading as a Function of Management

9. Leading as a Function of Management

This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.

Controlling as a Function of Management

10. Controlling as a Function of Management

In this lesson, we will explore the role of controlling as a function of management and its use of various control mechanisms to reach organizational goals.

Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

11. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

In this lesson, we will explore the role a manager plays in human resource management, including hiring and staffing. We will also look at the circumstances affecting employment decisions such as promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign and termination.

The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

12. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

When a company is hiring, they need to ensure that they hire the right employees. There are several different steps involved in the hiring process. This lesson explains these steps that include application forms, testing, interviewing, reference checks and health exams.

Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

13. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

14. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

Learn about several laws, regulations, policies and governing entities that human resource management (HRM) must comply with, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment and affirmative action.

Operations Management: Focusing on Production Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction

15. Operations Management: Focusing on Production Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction

Operations is the lifeblood of any organization - how a business works and processes materials and services helps produce its output. In this lesson we will focus on operations and explain the elements present in it.

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