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Business 100: Introduction to Business

Location: 

Various; distance learning format

Length: 

50 hours (12 weeks). 

Dates: 

October 2013– Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the nature of business and entrepreneurship; evaluate how the economy, law, technology, competition, and society impact businesses and the global market; differentiate the forms and types of business ownership; summarize organizational management in terms of management and leadership levels, skills and roles; assess the importance of employee motivation and performance reviews; break down the cycle of business production and sales; investigate risk management through learning about ways to manage it and insurance coverage options; describe the role of money in business, including accounting, securities, and financial institutions; analyze the nature of business and entrepreneurship; evaluate how the economy, law, technology, competition, and society impact businesses and the global market; differentiate the forms and types of business ownership; summarize organizational management in terms of management and leadership levels, skills and roles; assess the importance of employee motivation and performance reviews; break down the cycle of business production and sales; investigate risk management through learning about ways to manage it and insurance coverage options; describe the role of money in business, including accounting, securities, and financial institutions.

Instruction: 

The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: the dynamic business environment, practicing social responsibility and ethical behavior in business, economics and business, business in global markets, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and small business, managing and leading in business, leadership styles in business, organizational management, business production and operations, workplace productivity and motivation, basics of human resources, managing the employer-worker relationship, business marketing basics, product development and retailing, product distribution and supply chain management, pricing strategy in marketing, product promotion in business, MIS basics in business, implications of information technology, risk management in business, accounting basics, financial management in business, securities markets and business, and money and financial institutions.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business or Business Administration (10/16).

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