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Introduction to Business

Sophia's Introduction to Business course helps you understand the fundamentals of business. In this course you will explore the environment of business, the art and science of marketing, what successful management of human resources looks like, and the basics of business finance. As you learn about these topics you'll be exposed to examples of how these basic concepts apply to big, small, and even entrepreneurial companies. Full Description

3 semester credits

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This Introduction to Business Course uses problem-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Business Course helps understand the business world. In this course you will examine the environment of business, the art and science of marketing, what successful management of human resources looks like, and the basics of business finance and business investment. You will also learn how these concepts apply to companies of all sizes whether big, small or even entrepreneurial.

In Sophia's Introduction to Business Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe the environment of business
  • Examine the art and science of marketing
  • Analyze the successful management of human resources
  • Evaluate finance and investment in business

Reviews

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32 Student Reviews
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by Madeline M. on February 13, 2017
I finished it in 6 days.
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by melissa s. on February 8, 2017
Hated this course the instructors are horrible for this course. They have very contradicting statements throughout. I wouldn't even give this a 1 star but that's not an option
Sophia replied on February 8, 2017

Hi Melissa. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the course. Despite that, we know you worked hard and should be congratulated for your successful completion. Best wishes, and thank you for making Sophia a part of your undergraduate program journey!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Aaron L. on February 5, 2017
The course was very informative but many of the fill in the blank challenge questions did not pick up on key words that would have produced a correct answer. Therefore affecting your overall grade.
Sophia replied on February 6, 2017

Aaron - Thanks for your feedback. We do encourage our students to use the "Submit Feedback About this Question" link when they feel their entered answer should be considered for credit. We hope to see you in a future Sophia course. Thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Daryl W. on February 4, 2017
I would have liked to see transcripts for all videos.
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by ERIN C. on January 18, 2017
easy and professional.
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by Jasmine S. on January 18, 2017
Good course just make sure to pay attention!
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by Mary D. on December 19, 2016
This is a very good course.
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by Stephanie M. on November 21, 2016
This course is well laid out and easy to follow. It was easy to complete and I learned a lot!

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