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About this courseSkip About this course
Don't have a business background but want to understand how people and systems of an organisation interact with the world and each other? Work through this course and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make sense of the external influences that affect the business in its environment, including economic, legal, social and technological factors.
Understanding a Business and its environment is important in shaping the role of key business functions. This carefully considered assessment of the business’s environment can contribute to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation.
This course is especially beneficial if you want to:
Understand the purpose and types of businesses
Delve deeper into the structure and key functions of a business, including corporate governance
Launch your own business and need an understanding of leadership, management and people issues including motivation
Prepare for the ACCA’s exam in Business and Technology (BT). Please note this course and the exam was previously named ‘Accountant in Business’.
There is no prior knowledge required. Start learning today and accelerate your business and finance acumen
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This course does not offer an edX certificate.
Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.
You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Types of businesses, their purposes, and their interactions with stakeholders and the external environment
- Business organisational structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
- The function of accountancy and audit
- The principles of authority, leadership and team management
- Personal effectiveness as the basis for effective team and organisational behaviour
- Upholding professional ethics and professional values in business
Learner testimonialsSkip Learner testimonials
"The course helped me with the more analytical side of my job. It's allowed me to deal with situations at work I would have had a hard time solving before."
- Terry from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
"I especially liked the structured way of learning. It divides the full syllabus into small chunks that is very helpful for me to prepare for the exam. The audio visual learning it is very interesting and fun way of learning the key skills."
- Farhad from Bangladesh