Chapter 3
The Moving Parts of a Business
In This Chapter
• The major departments of a business
• How finance and accounting control and track money
• How marketing and sales sell products and services
• The role of management information systems
• How support functions serve the rest of the business
• Understanding the org chart and company hierarchy
A business of any substantial size has to be divided into departments, each with its own job to do. One department may oversee the company finances, another may handle marketing, and still another may handle sales. The job of the manager is to run his or her department so that it makes its contribution to the entire company. This chapter introduces you to the different parts of a business and the role ...

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