This course is designed to acquaint the student with the terminology, organization, and function of the American business system. The course will give the student a broad background about the contemporary American and global business environments as well as considering different business organizations, management principles and strategies. Topics covered include marketing, finance, personnel, customer relations, production and operations, e-business, world trade ventures, internal information systems and decision-making processes.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO1. Describe the environment in which business operates.
CO2. Summarize the effect of economic conditions on business performance.
CO3. Identify the main forms of business organizations.
CO4. Describe the role of ethics in the business environment.
CO5. Explain the internal structures of organizations.
CO6. Explain how firms use accounting.
CO7. Describe sources of financing for businesses.
CO8. Describe technology and its impact on business decisions.
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
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