Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to business


The course objective is for students to learn how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior affect a business organization's policy and practices within the U.S. and global society.

Learning Outcomes:

  • compare and contrast the roles, relationships, and effects of small and large businesses on society and the environment
  • assess local, national, and global regulatory and competitive environments and develop operational strategies;
  • compare start-up and growth strategies for the management of human, financial, and operational resources

General Course Topics:

  • Foundations of American business
  • Forms of business enterprise
  • Ethical and social responsibilities of business
  • Economic foundations
  • International business
  • Management, leadership, and motivation
  • Production and operations management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • E-business and information technology
  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Securities markets and the financial system
  • Business law
  • Risk management and insurance
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Proctored Final Examination

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

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