Five Functions of Management: Business Planning at the National Level


In this lesson, the teacher will address the planning function of the “Five Functions of Management” as it occurs in the business context at the national level. Students will read “Building a Brand on the Smell of Mom’s Kitchen: How Panera Found Success in a Down Economy.” They will then conduct a SWOT analysis as a class on Panera Bread and create a plan based on their SWOT analyses. The planning function is the first function of the “Five Functions of Management.”

NBEA Standard(s):
  • Management, I. Management Functions

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