Business and Its Environment: An Overview of Business and the Role of Finance in Business
School: Open Education Consortium
Start Date: May 18, 2015 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-3 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Brandi Ulrich and Kipp Snow
Credentials: Ulrich teaches business management, human resources and entrepreneurial courses at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. Stone is an instructional specialist in Anne Arundel’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies department.
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Description: An introductory course, Business and Its Environment “provides the terminology and concepts of the functional areas of business, setting the foundation for interpreting and analyzing the legal, social and ethical issues facing business today.” It also covers the financial system, including financial statements and investment sources.
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