Business Administration

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Administration
The tasks that support the main purpose of the business and ensure that it is run effectively
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Data
Facts and figures of any sort held by a business that can be processed to give information
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Human resources
The business function responsible for all aspects of recruiting and retaining employees
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Marketing
The business function for linking the business with its customers through activities such as market research, advertising and promotions
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Research and development
The business function that investigates how products can be improved and new ones developed
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Operations
The part of a business that produces goods or organizes services in the correct quantities to meet the customer requirements
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Responsibility
Having control over how a task is carried out and a duty to make sure it is done as well as possible
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Authority
Someone with authority has a right to make a decision or perform a task
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Hierarchy
A business that has several layers of managers and supervisors from the top to the bottom
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Supervisor
Someone who makes sure that other people are carrying out their job correctly and safely
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Non- routine decision
A decision that is taken less frequently, for example launching a new product
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Routine decision
A decision which will be made on a regular basis usually by people lower in the business structure
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Routine task
A task such as filing or inputting data into a database, which will be carried out regularly
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Non- routine task
A task that does not need doing regularly, such as preparing information for a review or inspection
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Plan
A set of decisions about how to do something in the future
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Data processing
Dealing with data in a way that makes it more useful to the user - providing information
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Data retrieval
Finding data needed as quickly and as simply as possible
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Disseminate
Pass on data to those who need to use it
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Prioritizing
Deciding which tasks are more important to the success of the plan and working out the order for doing them
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Facts and figures of any sort held by a business that can be processed to give information

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Data

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The business function responsible for all aspects of recruiting and retaining employees

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The business function for linking the business with its customers through activities such as market research, advertising and promotions

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The business function that investigates how products can be improved and new ones developed

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