bus210c | undergraduate
Foundations Of Business
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Big Picture
- Identify career paths within the business environment.
- Create a portfolio based on core business principles.
Introduction to Business
- Compare and contrast profit and profitability.
- Describe the impact of supply and demand on a market economy.
- Identify the main components of business.
The Changing Environment of Business
- Explain the different forms of business organization.
- Describe how business has evolved from feudalism, mercantilism, and capitalism.
Technology, Goods, and Services
- Examine the effects and costs of operations and material management in business.
- Identify standard IT applications used in business.
- Describe the typical hardware and software components of business technology.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
- Recognize the effects of ethics decisions on business.
- Compare and contrast business ethics and the law.
The Human Side of Business
- Describe the roles and behaviors of entrepreneurs, managers, and employees.
- Outline the four functions of management.
- Examine a business plan using SWOT analysis.
- Discuss the components of persuasive communication.
- Explain the types of political tactics used in business.
- Summarize the major components of the contingency theory of leadership.
Human Resource Management
- Explain the ways that Human Resource Management impacts a business.
Organizational Behavior and Culture
- Identify theories of work motivation.
- Identify the characteristics of high-performing groups and teams.
- Compare and contrast different types of organizational structure.
- Explain how organizational culture can impact a business.
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