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Introduction to Business

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

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99 Student Reviews
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by Kristin B. on October 13, 2018
Great course! Easy to understand and navigate. However, a handful of questions in the challenges were tricky to answer because of their wording.
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by Brandon M. on October 12, 2018
This was a great course! The information learned in the course will be very valuable in the future!
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by Jonathan D. on October 12, 2018
The tutorials are good but there were several questions with errors or more than one objectively correct answer but only arbitrarily accepted one of them. The final milestone in particular needs to be fixed.
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by Trisia B. on October 12, 2018
The information was great. Some of the Milestone questions wording were confusing and in some cases were items not discussed in the tutorials
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by Donnetta B. on October 12, 2018
Great class and the proctored exam was not bad. Love Sophia courses.
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by Matthew B. on October 9, 2018
Some typos in the info and a lot more videos/lectures than normal for a Sophia course. Still recommend this course if you want to get into Business. A lot of helpful information to use in Business and personal life.
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by Bobby G. on October 8, 2018
I would like a list of complimentary reading for the course. I give the course 5 stars for the wide range of topics during the course.
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by ELYSEE L. on October 3, 2018
It was fun

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