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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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62 Student Reviews
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by Shanda H. on June 13, 2018
It would be great to have a transcript of all lectures/videos as we all learn differently and some of us learn best by reading.
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by Garrett D. on June 12, 2018
This class only used videos are a way to study. I personally prefer to read this made the class difficult.
Sophia replied on June 12, 2018

Hi Garrett - Congratulations on your successful course completion! In this course, there is at least one video per concept that is transcripted for students that prefer written content. We hope to see you in a future course with us. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Tiffany N. on May 21, 2018
It was a great help to learn about the basics of business. I really enjoyed the ability to print the PDF of the power points, so I didn't and to keep rewinding the power points to write down information. It saved me a lot of time.
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by William B. on May 6, 2018
i like the content but wasn't impressed by practice questions/milestones. I felt that they tried to trick you when asking questions creating a negative experience. The video tutorials were good but questions were difficult to answer even when watching. The terms to know did not include key terms for questions at times.
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by Benjamin H. on March 16, 2018
Very informative.
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by Shade J. on March 2, 2018
I really enjoyed this course. Very informational and wonderful for anyone seeking a business degree.
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by Nathan W. on February 8, 2018
I thought this was an excellent course, very well organized. Even for someone who has been actively working for over 25 years, I still learned a few things along the way, particularly in the finance and investment unit.
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by T P. on January 27, 2018
This was really a great class. The tutorials were good and easy to understand.

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