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Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Functions of Management

Objective: Students will understand the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) and their importance in achieving organizational goals.

Duration: 60 minutes

Materials: - Whiteboard or flipchart - Markers - Projector or computer with internet access - Video links (provided below) - Handouts (optional)


  1. Introduction (5 minutes) a. Greet the students and introduce yourself. b. Explain the importance of management in organizations and how it helps achieve goals. c. Share the lesson objectives with the students.

  2. Brainstorming Activity (10 minutes) a. Ask the students to brainstorm different tasks or activities involved in managing a business or organization. b. Write their responses on the whiteboard or flipchart. c. Guide the discussion towards the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. d. Explain that these functions are essential for effective management.

  3. Video: Functions of Management (15 minutes) a. Show a video that provides an overview of the four functions of management. b. Video link: Functions of Management - Explained c. Encourage students to take notes during the video.

  4. Presentation: Functions of Management (15 minutes) a. Use slides to present each function of management in detail. b. Slides link: Functions of Management Slides c. Explain each function, its purpose, and how it contributes to achieving organizational goals. d. Provide examples to help students understand each function better.

  5. Group Activity: Case Study (15 minutes) a. Divide the students into small groups. b. Distribute a case study related to a real-life management scenario. c. Instruct each group to analyze the case study and identify which function(s) of management are being applied. d. Allow time for group discussion and encourage students to think critically. e. Afterward, ask each group to present their findings to the class.

  6. Recap and Discussion (10 minutes) a. Summarize the four functions of management and their significance. b. Ask students to share their thoughts on the importance of each function. c. Encourage a class discussion on how these functions can be applied in various industries or organizations.

  7. Conclusion (5 minutes) a. Recap the main points covered in the lesson. b. Answer any remaining questions from the students. c. Provide additional resources for further exploration, such as books or articles on management.

Note: The duration of each activity can be adjusted based on the class’s pace and level of engagement.