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Course SummaryThis Introduction to Business textbook replacement course covers all of the topics in a standard business textbook. The lessons offer a convenient way for students to study, interactive materials for teachers to engage their classes, and an effective alternative to expensive or outdated textbooks.
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- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in business class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings business lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb business practices, principles and operations.
- Identify the business topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
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- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like the business cycle, global trading, franchises and corporate expansion.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any business topic covered in the course.
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- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a business concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Explore entrepreneurship and technological business environments
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- Get information about forms of business ownership
- Examine business leadership skills and styles as well as organizational management techniques
- Identify ways of enhancing business operations and improving productivity in business
- Study human resource management laws and risk management practices
- Describe the relationships between employees and workers
- Explain business marketing and pricing strategies
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- Explore the fundamentals of accounting and financial management
- Identify different kinds of financial institutions
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