The Five Functions of Management


In this lesson, students will learn about the five functions of management by reading several Knowledge@Wharton articles that present a range of concrete roles and responsibilities common to management. Students will begin by thinking about what management means to them, and work toward building a comprehensive understanding of the specific types of responsibilities that fall under the five functions of management framework: decision-making, planning, staffing, directing and controlling. This lesson is ideal for providing students with a basic knowledge of management, which can be used to support later case study analyses of businesses or the development of entrepreneurial plans.

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

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