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Course Guide: Business and Marketing Essentials (Download) Management, Entrepreneurship
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Targeted at all introductory business and marketing students, Business and Marketing Essentials is a rigorous yearlong course that focuses on the core standards of the Business Administration model at the prerequisite and career-sustaining levels. It introduces students to many aspects of the business world, including primary business activities, the business environment, and fundamental economic concepts. Emphasis is also placed on information technology applications and the job-search...

Course Guide: Financial Analysis for Managers (Download) Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Management, Financial Management
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Targeted at 12th-grade business management students, Financial Analysis for Managers is an advanced, rigorous one-credit core course introducing students to financial analysis techniques necessary to support economic decision-making in business. Incorporating industry-validated core content applicable to all businesses, the course develops understanding and skills in budgeting, expense control, interpreting financial statements, metrics for measuring organizational success, and more. A variety...

Course Guide: Introduction to Management (Download) Leadership, CG-10-004
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Targeted at business management students, Introduction to Management is a yearlong course that focuses on content in the Business Administration Core and Business Management Cluster Core at the career-sustaining and specialist levels. It expands student understanding of management, exposing them to several types of management, including customer relationship management, human resources management, knowledge management, information management, project management, supply chain management,...

Course Guide: Principles of Supply Chain Management (Download) supply chain
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Targeted at business management students, Principles of Supply Chain Management is a one-semester course that introduces students to supply chains and the essential role of supply chain management in the flow of products, information, and finances from raw materials to finished products. Students examine types of supply chains, careers in supply chain management, and the five essential functions of supply chain management: planning, sourcing, making, delivering, and returning. Information...

LAP Package: Business and Marketing Essentials (Download) Entrepreneurship, Management
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Teaching Business and Marketing Essentials? Looking for resources that support instruction and tie directly to recommended course content? Then, check out this package, which includes 32 complete LAPs and PowerPoints hand-picked for use in the MBA Research Business and Marketing Essentials course. Course Guide included! This package is based on the required course content. Reference the course guide for a list of supplemental course content, available for purchase individually. Each...

LAP Package: Financial Analysis for Managers (Download) Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Management, Financial Management
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Teaching Financial Analysis for Managers? Looking for resources that support instruction and tie directly to recommended course content? Then, check out this LAP package, which includes 15 complete LAPs and PowerPoints hand-picked for use in the MBA Research Financial Analysis for Managers course. Course Guide included! Each complete LAP module includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) as well as an instructor section featuring a comprehensive discussion guide, complete practice-...

LAP Package: Introduction to Management (Download) Leadership
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Teaching Introduction to Management? Looking for resources that support instruction and tie directly to recommended course content? Then, check out this package, which includes 27 complete LAPs and PowerPoints hand-picked for use in the MBA Research Introduction to Management course. Course Guide included! This package is based on the Standard Introduction to Management course. Additional LAP materials may be required for the Accelerated or Honors-Ready version of the course. Reference the...

A*S*K Exam Prep Package: Concepts of Business Management (Download)
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Use LAPs to help prepare your students for the A*S*K certification exams. This package of 82 LAPs and PowerPoints includes those most relevant to the Concepts of Business Management exam. Since LAPs are based on the same industry validation research as the A*S*K exams, they make great review and study materials to help ensure that your students are prepared to earn their certification. Keep in mind, though, that LAP modules are NOT currently available to address every performance indicator...

A*S*K Exam Prep Package: Fundamental Business Concepts (Download) Management
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Use LAPs to help prepare your students for the A*S*K certification exams. This package of 74 LAPs and the associated PowerPoints includes those most relevant to the Fundamental Business Concepts exam. Since LAPs are based on the same industry validation research as the A*S*K exams, they make great review and study materials to help ensure that your students are prepared to earn their certification. Keep in mind, though, that LAP modules are NOT currently available to address every performance...

Program of Study Resource Kits: Business Management and Administration (Download) MSC-09-004
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Includes three different Business Management and Administration (BMA) Programs of Study: Accelerated 4-Credit, Accelerated 3-Credit, and Accelerated 2-Credit. Each of the three Business Management and Administration Programs of Study contains a recommended series of academic and career courses for students focused on the Business Management and Administration Cluster and its pathways. Components of each program of study include: a “Program of Study at a Glance” grid indicating the academic and...

LAP-EC-103, Designed to Work (Organizational Design of Businesses) (Download) EC:103, Economics, LAP-EC-023
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Well-planned organizational design is crucial to the success of any business. In Designed to Work (Organizational Design of Businesses), students will learn the importance of structure within an organization and discover the many types of organizational design used by successful companies today. In the Gray Zone, students will evaluate a situation in which a manager potentially abuses their authority within an organization’s hierarchy. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive...

LAP-EI-060, Vision Quest (Enlisting Others in Vision) (Download) EI:060, Emotional Intelligence, Management, Leadership, LAP-EI-013
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Successful organizations have clear visions for their futures. But what makes a shared vision successful? This LAP explains the difference between organizational visions and team visions, shows what an effective vision looks like, and describes what team leaders can do to “sell” people on their company’s vision. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-EI-064, Culture Club (The Nature of Organizational Culture) (Download) EI:064, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics
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Organizational culture is an essential component of every workplace. In this LAP, students will discover the core components of organizational culture and how they shape employees’ lives at work. They will learn the benefits of maintaining a positive culture, as well as the factors that influence a company’s culture. Students will also investigate organizational culture in the real world by researching successful companies. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional...

LAP-EI-135, Power Play (Using Power Appropriately) (Download) EI:135, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics
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Chances are, most students will find themselves in a position of power at some point in their lives. But do they know how to use that power to reach their goals? In this LAP, students will learn about the different types of power and how to use them appropriately so that they can become effective and respected leaders. In the Gray Zone, students will examine the tricky situation facing individuals that suddenly have authority over their peers and friends. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are...

LAP-EN-038, Explore the Possibilities (Conducting Feasibility Studies) (Download) EN:038, Entrepreneurship, Management, Research, Marketing Research
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When businesses consider new ventures, they need to find out whether or not they can succeed. Teach your students about feasibility studies—why businesses conduct them, what they include, and the benefits they provide. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about conducting feasibility studies, a (So What?)...

LAP-EN-044, Ethical Excellence (Ethics in Entrepreneurship) (Download) EN:044
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Starting and running a successful, well-respected company doesn’t just require business smarts—it requires dedication to ethical principles and a commitment to doing what’s right. In this LAP, students will explore several common ethical dilemmas associated with starting a company and will discover the importance of using ethics as a “compass” when beginning a new business venture. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-FI-106, Money Tracks (Nature of Budgets) (Download) FI:106, Financial Management, LAP-FI-003
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Running a business without a budget is like trying to steer a ship on a cloudy day without a compass—it’s far too easy to sail off course. Money Tracks helps you teach your students why budgets are so important, prepares you to discuss various types of budgets, and maps out your discussion of the characteristics that effective budgets possess. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP...

LAP-FI-357, Running the Numbers (Cost-Benefit Analysis) (Download) FI:357, LAP-FI-011, Financial Management, Management
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Just like individuals, businesses weigh risks and rewards when making important decisions. Teach your students more about cost-benefit analysis. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about cost-benefit analysis, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make it Pay!) for immediate...

LAP-HR-410, People Pusher (Nature of Human Resources Management) (Download) HR:410, LAP-HR-035, Recruiting, Training, Employing, Careers
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Human resources management is a lot more than just interviewing and hiring! HR managers administer benefits, oversee training and development, ensure compliance, and more. This LAP shows students just how influential the HR function is in every business. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about human...

LAP-HR-493, Take the Lead! (Leadership in Organizations) (Download) HR:493, Management, Professional Development, Recruiting, Training, Employing, LAP-HR-036
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Teach your students how effective leadership can help a business be more productive, its employees be more creative and skilled, and its leaders enjoy both internal and external rewards. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about leadership in organizations, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to...

LAP-KM-001, Know Go (The Nature of Knowledge Management) (Download) KM:001
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Knowledge is as important in the business world as it is in your personal life. Sometimes, there can be so much knowledge in one place that it can be overwhelming. That’s why organizations need knowledge management. Teach your students about knowledge management and its key role in businesses today with Know Go (The Nature of Knowledge Management). LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This...

LAP-KM-002, Know What’s Right (Ethics in Knowledge Management) (Download) KM:002
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Knowledge management has become increasingly important to organizations of all shapes and sizes. But do your students understand the role that ethics play in effectively managing knowledge? If they don’t, this LAP can help. Know What’s Right (Ethics in Knowledge Management) explains how knowledge management makes organizations more ethical. It also discusses ethical issues that can disrupt the knowledge management process. This comprehensive lesson includes engaging activities and relevant...

LAP-MK-019, Just Do It...Right (Company Actions and Results) (Download) MK:019, LAP-MK-003, Marketing, Management
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In the world of business, one thing leads to another. The actions companies take today will lead to the results, good or bad, that they face tomorrow. Teach your students about positive and negative company actions and results with LAP-MK-019—Just Do It...Right (Company Actions and Results). LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission)...

LAP-MP-010, Analyze This! (SWOT Analysis) (Download) MP:010, LAP-MP-004, Market Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Management, Marketing, LAP-IM-008
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Just as people have personal goals and ambitions, businesses have their own goals for corporate success. One way that companies measure their progress toward their goals is by evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). LAP-MP-010 Analyze This! (SWOT Analysis) teaches students how to conduct a SWOT analysis for businesses as well as the benefits of SWOT analysis for long-term success. In the activities, students will have the opportunity to conduct SWOT analyses...

LAP-OP-001, Chart Your Course (Developing a Project Plan) (Download) OP:001, LAP-OP-007, Operations, Project Management
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Businesses need plans when they undertake projects. Creating an effective plan can mean the difference between the success or failure of your project. Use LAP-OP-001—Chart Your Course (Developing a Project Plan) to teach your students more about the essential components of project plans, as well as how to develop and use them. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student...

LAP-OP-158, Projected to Win (Nature of Project Management) (Download) OP:158, Operations, LAP-OP-006
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Everything starts with a project—a short-term undertaking that creates a unique good or service. Projects help businesses maintain flexibility so they can take advantage of new opportunities quickly and effectively. Teach your students more about projects, the elements of a successful project, why projects are important, and how businesses manage them effectively. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented...

LAP-OP-303, Top of the (Supply) Chain (Nature of Supply Chain Management) (Download) OP:303, Operations, Project Management
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Top of the (Supply) Chain (Nature of Supply Chain Management) introduces students to the essential functions and activities powering supply chain management (SCM). Students will explore emerging trends within SCM, including changes in technology, the evolving workforce, and growing consumer demand. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT!...

LAP-OP-477, Chain Reaction (Impact of Supply Chains on Business Performance) (Download) OP:477, Operations
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Chain Reaction (Impact of Supply Chains on Business Performance) introduces students to the impact that effective supply chains can have on business performance. This LAP discusses the basics of supply chains, details the characteristics of an effective supply chain, and outlines how effective supply chains benefit businesses and their customers. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP...

LAP-OP-519, Plan On It! (Planning Projects) (Download) OP:519, Operations
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No matter the size or nature of any project, they all require planning. Plan On It! (Planning Projects) focuses on teaching students the importance of planning ahead when completing all kinds of projects—at work, at school, and in their personal lives. This LAP includes the benefits of planning projects, factors that impact project planning, tools for project planning, and steps to planning a project. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all...

LAP-OP-520, Check Your (Project) Pulse (Monitoring Projects and Taking Corrective Actions) (Download) OP:520, Operations, LAP-QS-019
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While working on a project, it is important to check on its progress periodically to make sure the work is turning out the way it should be. Check Your (Project) Pulse (Monitoring Projects and Taking Corrective Actions) explains why it is important to monitor projects and what aspects of the project should be monitored. It also provides step-by-step instructions so students can learn how to monitor projects and take the necessary corrective actions to get their projects back on track. LAPs...

LAP-OP-675, Projects With Principles (Ethics in Project Management) (Download) OP:675, Operations
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Many traits are beneficial to project management. One of the most important ways to lead a project to success is by being ethical. Projects With Principles (Ethics in Project Management) teaches students the importance of being ethical throughout the course of a project. Students will also learn about common ethical dilemmas in project management, as well as ways to be ethical role models to project team members. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that...

LAP-QM-001, Keep It Quality (Nature of Quality Management) (Download) QM:001
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Quality management is an integral practice of every successful business – from the smallest startups to the largest corporations. In this LAP, students will study the characteristics of high-quality goods and services and discover the three main components of quality management: quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-QM-012, Quality Is the Best Policy (Ethics in Quality Management) (Download) QM:012
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Quality Is the Best Policy (Ethics in Quality Management) introduces students to the importance of ethics in quality management. This LAP discusses what ethical quality management looks like, what businesses can do to implement (and benefit from) ethical quality management, and different ethical dilemmas businesses must navigate when trying to maintain quality in their products and organizational processes. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include...

LAP-SM-001, Manage This! (Concept of Management) (Download) SM:001, LAP-SM-003, Strategic Management, Planning
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This LAP walks students through the basics of management—what managers do, what skills they need, and what types of resources they manage—as well as what levels of management most companies have. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about management, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn,...

LAP-SM-007, Plan Now, Succeed Later (Nature of Business Plans) (Download) SM:007, Management, Planning, Entrepreneurship, LAP-SM-001
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Teach your students what a business plan is, what goes into its different components, and how it benefits startup and existing businesses. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about nature of business plans, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make it Pay!) for immediate...

LAP-SM-013, Plan for Success (Creating a Business Plan) (Download) SM:013, Strategic Management, Planning, Entrepreneurship, LAP-SM-002
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Teach your students how to create a business plan that gets results, regardless of the business’s product, size, or stage of development. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about creating a business plan, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, and a short (Gray Zone) case addressing...

LAP-SM-064, Put It All Together (Managerial Organizing) SM:064, Strategic Management
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Managers of all types of businesses must spend a portion of their time organizing. But what exactly do managers do when they are organizing? To teach your students about managerial considerations in organizing, check out Put It All Together (Managerial Organizing). This LAP discusses the importance of organizing as a management function, as well as the process managers use to organize their businesses. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all...

LAP-SM-065, Dream Team Maker (Staffing) (Download) SM:065, LAP-SM-004, Strategic Management, Planning, Human Resources
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Staffing is one of the five functions of management that are essential for organizational success. This LAP explores the staffing process and takes a deeper look at how managers develop human resources management strategies. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about staffing, a (So What?) discussion of...

LAP-SM-066, Take Action (Managerial Directing) (Download) SM:066, LAP-FI-008
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Directing is considered the heart of management. When managers are directing, they are guiding workers to achieve goals. This LAP explains what directing is, the importance of directing, and the activities included in this management function. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about mangerial directing,...

LAP-SM-075, Prepare for the Worst; Expect the Best (Nature of Risk Management) (Download) SM:075, LAP-FI-008
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All business is risky, but smart businesses manage their risk. Help your students understand how businesses use risk management to avoid loss, create strategy, and increase profits with Prepare for the Worst; Expect the Best (Nature of Risk Management). This LAP explains how risk management is used to identify, monitor, and evaluate past and future risks, and it explores some cutting-edge technologies businesses use to manage risk today. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive...

LAP-SM-400, Measure Up! (Managerial Control) (Download) SM:004
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Managerial control is essential for organizational success. In this LAP, students will discover what managerial control is and how managers utilize control in real life. They will learn the various types of controls that can be put in place as well as the characteristics of effective controls. In the Gray Zone, students will examine a situation in which managerial control is taken too far. LAPs (Learning Activity Packages) are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements...