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Understanding the Business Environment

An introduction to the business environment.

Understanding the Business Environment

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Starts Oct 19
Estimated 8 weeks
5–10 hours per week
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About this course

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This course introduces the functional concepts of business in terms of economic systems, global markets, corporate social responsibility, and the importance of small businesses to the American business system. Although the functional areas of business will be the core of the course, it is not intended to present those areas in depth. Instead, all functional areas will be addressed using a stakeholder lens allowing students to become familiar with how and why businesses operate the way they do.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

1) demonstrate a basic understanding of business,
2) define capitalism and explain the basics of how free markets work,
3) discuss the forces that affect trading in global markets,
4) define corporate social responsibility and its impact upon various stakeholders, and
5) discuss the importance of small business in the American economy.

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