This Introduction to Business course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples.
Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations. Enriched content (text, video, simulations, etc.) orients students to the shifting business landscape and prepares them for success in business program curriculum and the workplace.
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
This course was written by Linda Williams (Tidewater Community College) and Lumen Learning, with contributions from Nina Burokas (Mendocino College, Saddleback College) and Robert Danielson (Saint Mary’s College of California), and is supplemented by content from OpenStax Principles of Economics, Boundless Business, and videos from multiple sources. Additional contributions were created by Tina Lance at Germanna Community College, Wendy Wright at Cerritos College, Betty Fitte at Tidewater Community College, Bob Carroll & Andrea Foster at Montgomery Community College, and Charlene Barker at Spokane Falls Community College.
Provided by Lumen Learning with License: CC BY: Attribution.
The content, assignments and exams have been designed to achieve the course learning outcomes. See course content below.
This course is open to all Integrated Master’s Degree students.
By completing this course students will earn 5 ECTS study credits which can be applied towards the Integrated Master’s Degree.
Accreditations & Certificates
A course certificate of attendance will be provided.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Contact us for a detailed overview of the course tuition including potential credits, financial aid and sponsorship options.