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Foundations Of Business

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o In this course, students explore the foundation of business by reviewing topics regarding the structure and culture of the modern business environment. Additional topics include the evolution of business, the role of business ethics, communication, technology, operations, leadership, and human resources. Upon completion, students are better prepared to make informed decisions regarding their educational and professional goals.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Human Resource Management and Technology, Goods, and Services

    • Describe standard hardware, software and IT applications used in business.
    • Examine the effects and costs of operations and material management in business.
    • Explain how human resource management affects business.

    Business Portfolio

    • Create a portfolio showcasing core business principles.

    Introduction to Business: Profits, Components and Forms

    • Compare and contrast profit and profitability.
    • Describe the impact of supply and demand on a market economy.
    • Describe the main components of business.
    • Explain the different forms of business organization.
    • Describe how business has evolved from feudalism, mercantilism, and capitalism.

    Legal and Ethical Issues and Business Roles

    • Recognize the effects of ethical decisions on business.
    • Compare and contrast business ethics and the law.
    • Describe the roles and behaviors of entrepreneurs, managers, and employees.
    • Examine a business plan using SWOT analysis.

    Communication, Motivation and Culture

    • Describe the components of persuasive communication.
    • Identify theories of work motivation.
    • Identify the characteristics of high-performing groups and teams.
    • Examine organizational structure and the impact of organizational culture on a business.
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