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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

UPI Study, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business 100: Business Essentials

Course Category: 

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021  - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and explain key economic concepts such as supply, demand, market equilibrium, and opportunity cost, assessing their impact on market dynamics; analyze consumer behavior and decision-making processes, evaluating production decisions and cost structures in different market structures; understand and critique macroeconomic policies, including fiscal and monetary policy, and their influence on economic stability and growth; examine the implications of trade policies on international relations and economic welfare, including the concept of comparative advantage in international trade; differentiate between various financial instruments and understand the functioning of financial markets, the role of financial intermediaries, and the impact of monetary policy on investment decisions; and assess the role of central banks and major international banking organizations in maintaining economic stability and promoting global financial health.


The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, assignments and a proctored final exam. Major topics include understanding the Business Environment; Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Business; Business Economics: Basics and Implications; Navigating Global Business Markets; Types of Business Ownership; The World of Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses; Principles of Business Leadership; Organizational Structures and Dynamics; Business Operations and Production; Enhancing Workplace Productivity and Motivation; Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; Nurturing Employer-Employee Relationship; Marketing Principles and Strategies; From Product Development to Retail; Supply Chain and Distribution Dynamics; Crafting the Right Pricing and Promotion Strategies; Introduction to Business Information Systems; The Impact of Information Technology on Business; Strategies for Business Risk Management; Introduction to Business Accounting; Principles of Financial Management; Navigating Securities Markets and Investments; Understanding Money and Financial Institutions. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Essentials, Introduction to Business, Principles of Business, Business Administration elective, or as an elective in Business Management (1/24).