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Business

Intro to Business

Overview

Intro to Business is equivalent to a 1 semester, college-level course that prepares individuals for an exam that measures the knowledge and understanding of the foundations, functions, and the contemporary issues of business.
This course is available live and on-demand through the online Nursing , Other Degree , and Individual Course Credits programs.

  • All Other Degrees

    Course Type : Credit-By-Exam
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Business
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Business or General Elective
    Length: 7 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: 1 Exam at a DSST®Testing Facility (120 mins | 100 Questions)

    About This Course

    This course prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam. The exam covers topics including economic issues; international business; government and business; business ownership; entrepreneurship, and franchise; management process; human resource management; production and operations; marketing management; financial management; risk management and insurance; and management and information systems.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the foundations of business including forms of business ownership, government and business, entrepreneurship, and economics of business.
    • Understand the functions of business including management, marketing, finance, accounting, production and operations, management information systems, and human resources.
    • Understand the contemporary issues of business including role of e-commerce, business ethics and social responsibility, and the global business environment.

  • Nursing

    Course Type : Credit-By-Exam
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Business
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Business or General Elective
    Length: 7 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: 1 Exam at a DSST®Testing Facility (120 mins | 100 Questions)

    About This Course

    This course prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam. The exam covers topics including economic issues; international business; government and business; business ownership; entrepreneurship, and franchise; management process; human resource management; production and operations; marketing management; financial management; risk management and insurance; and management and information systems.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the foundations of business including forms of business ownership, government and business, entrepreneurship, and economics of business.
    • Understand the functions of business including management, marketing, finance, accounting, production and operations, management information systems, and human resources.
    • Understand the contemporary issues of business including role of e-commerce, business ethics and social responsibility, and the global business environment.
  • About Instructor

    Jon Weiss
    Jon Weiss graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin where he majored in Political Science and specialized in social science research methodology. Jon served as a Department Research Assistant at Marquette University where he used Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to create a database of members of the US House of Representatives which was used to predict legislative voting behavior. During his time as an educator, Jon pursued other research interests such as community-based mediation and conflict resolution which led to a career with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Mediation Center and Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution where he became the Executive Director. Jon returned to formal education while serving as the Chair of the Ford Motor Company Consumer Appeals Board where he was a mediation and ethics instructor for several Chicago area law schools. He also served as the lead instructor and workshop presenter on advanced mediation techniques and training at the Center for the Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems.