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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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Description

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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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298 Student Reviews
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by Rolland M. on April 18, 2019
Awesome course, the material is very helpful and take advantage of the open book.
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by Tracy H. on April 15, 2019
Milestone questions did not always line up with course content. At least 1 question has multiple answers listed when only 1 answer could be selected
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by Elijah L. on April 15, 2019
Everything was in perfect order. I was able to get everything done on time and learn with this style. Exited to start my next course.
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by Kenneth P. on April 15, 2019
I like how I keep learning something new that I can apply to my current career.
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by Karissa L. on April 15, 2019
All of the tutorials were very informative and helpful in the coursework. I feel like I learned a great deal from this course.
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by Andres E. on April 15, 2019
excellent service and the classes are very interesting.
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by Douglas W. on April 13, 2019
This wasn't my cup of tea but it was very useful.
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by Mohamed K. on April 13, 2019
The course is designed in good manner and I start understanding and enjoying methodology of online learning in USA except when it comes to milestones. I like Sophia web-page and video tutorials which is good overall rather than the high blood pressure and sugar levels caused to me during milestones. I consider myself one of those who do not do good when they are been testing as mentioned in hiring methods on unit 3 of this course. Thanks

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