Ch 1: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Fundamentals of Management

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Watch these entertaining videos to review the fundamental principles of management in preparation for the WEST Business & Marketing Education exam. This chapter covers topics ranging from Mintzberg's managerial roles to the characteristics of a good manager.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Fundamentals of Management - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes a collection of videos that can help you refresh your knowledge of the management structure within organizations as well as the roles and functions of managers in the workplace. Use these lessons to refresh your knowledge on:

  • Management levels and responsibilities
  • Managerial skills
  • Roles of a manager
  • The four functions of management
  • International manager functions
  • Managing diverse workplaces

Our short videos are taught by experienced instructors who use fun graphics and examples that make the lessons easy to understand and remember. The online videos allow you to study for the WEST Business & Marketing Education exam at your own pace and from any place. There are also multiple-choice quizzes that tie back to each video so you can assess your comprehension and see if there are any areas that need extra review.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Fundamentals of Management Objectives

The topics covered in this Fundamentals of Management chapter are designed to help you prepare for questions within the business management and law section of the WEST Business & Marketing Education. The exam includes 110 multiple-choice questions pulled from five different content areas; the business management and law content makes up 17% of the test questions.

Management-related questions may ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of the functions of management and the characteristics of effective managers in the workplace. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exam in this chapter to practice answering these questions as you prep for the WEST Business & Marketing Education teacher certification exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Fundamentals of Management
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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.

Managerial Functions in the International Organization

5. Managerial Functions in the International Organization

Every manager focuses on five different aspects of management. These aspects are common knowledge and when used together, they help to create an effective manager. This lesson will address those areas and integrate them into international business.

Characteristics of the International Manager in Global Organizations

6. Characteristics of the International Manager in Global Organizations

Managers need to be able to plan, control, organize, and lead their companies and departments. When we look at international business, there are some additional aspects that come into play for a manager to be successful.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

7. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.

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