1. Define the term functional area.
2. For one of your Businesses describe each type of functional area minimum
of 5 functions remember to give specific examples related to your business.
– if you have already done more then please include them as it could count for
a higher mark.
Administration and IT
Marketing and Sales
Research and Development
3. Under each function you have written about write about the following –
Write paragraph stating what purpose that function has to your business and
describe (giving specific business examples)
Purpose means why do we have (for example HR) example = ‘The purpose of
Hr is to manage the employee’s, look after their welfare, keep up with
employment law and ensure that there is enough (trained) staff to keep the store
4. Now go back to each function and under each write about the activities that
these functions would carry out in your business. – give specific business
examples – Warning don’t just list them i.e recruitment, tell me in a
paragraph what recruitment involves, giving specific examples related to
For example Human resources function would have Activities include,
Recruitment, Training, Promotions, Sanctions, dismissal,
holiday leave, wages, authorisation etc – for each one you state i.e. training,