- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 275
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryUse this online study guide course to become fully prepared for the NES Business Education (309) exam. Our informative video lessons allow you to review concepts that are covered on the exam, and the included practice quizzes help you put your test-taking skills to practice.
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This course looks at the information you'll need to know for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Business Education exam. If you're planning to take this teacher certification exam, work through our comprehensive course to study the management, economics, business communication and entrepreneurial concepts on which you'll be tested. In addition to our short and engaging lessons, the course provides printable transcripts and self-assessments to help you reinforce your understanding of the information. You can also submit questions to our expert tutors if you need any extra help along the way.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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Syllabus & Course Information
These lessons offer a comprehensive refresher course on information required of a business education teacher. As you work through the course, you'll memorize essential business terms and analyze concepts related to business accounting, human resource management, personal finance and much more. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Outline several business management procedures
- Evaluate the relationship between business law and ethics
- Define the principles of economics
- Assess international business and trade concepts
- Discuss the applications of various marketing techniques
- Describe the role of technology in business
- Recognize strategies for business career development
In this course, you'll study 212 lessons that are grouped into 16 chapters. The course is completely self-paced, and you can study on any device that has a connection to the Internet. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the course material.
NES Business Education (309) Exam Information
The NES Business Education exam is used as part of the teacher licensure process in several states, including Oregon and Arizona.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Business Education (309) Exam Breakdown
|NES Business Education (309) Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Business Education (309) Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Business management, law and ethics||19%||28||44|
|Accounting, personal financial management and quantitative analysis||19%||28||43|
|Economics and international business||19%||28||42|
|Marketing, e-commerce and entrepreneurship||19%||28||30|
|Business communications, technology, career development and professionalism||25%||38||53|
NES Business Education Preparation & Registration
These video lessons can help you review business education information you studied in college. You'll prepare for the NES Business Education exam by refreshing your understanding of basic principles in management, accounting, marketing and ethics. Other lessons look at how technology is used in business, and they examine professional and career development strategies, including job search techniques. At the end of each lesson, you can assess your learning with short chapter quizzes. Chapter and end-of-course exams evaluate your overall knowledge of these topics.
The NES Business Education exam is offered year-round at testing centers throughout the U.S. To register, you'll need to create an account through the testing website, answer a few questions, list institutions you want notified of your scores and make arrangements for payment of testing fees. You'll be sent a confirmation of the testing appointment. You can change your registration without penalty up to 24 hours before the scheduled test date. A valid ID must be presented upon arriving at the testing center.
NES Business Education Scoring
You'll be able to see your score immediately after completing the exam, and a detailed score report will be posted to your account within two weeks of testing. The institutions you designated at registration will be notified then. In Arizona, a score of at least 220 points is required to pass; Oregon sets the bar at 234 points. The exam is divided into five subareas, called content domains.
The allotted time of three hours applies to the whole test. You can spend as much time as you wish with each content domain. Guessing is encouraged if you are unsure of an answer because incorrect answers do not count against the score.
Business Management, Law, and Ethics
Percentage of test: 19%
Exam topics covered: Functions of organizational management, principles of human resources management, business law, ethics and social responsibility in business
What you'll study: Our comprehensive study guide includes lessons on levels of management, managerial skills, tips for managing a diverse workforce, classical management theory, innovators in the field of management and their ideas, the behavioral school of management theory, modern management theory, quality school of management, employee motivation, decision making, basics of human resources management, employment law, employee benefits, government regulations on business, consumer protections and social responsibility in business.
Accounting, Personal Financial Management and Quantitative Analysis
Percentage of test:19%
Exam topics covered: Accounting terminology, principles and methods of accounting, payroll procedures, personal financial management fundamentals, consumer economics, computation and quantitative analysis in business
What you'll study: Lessons in the study guide cover accounting fundamentals, accounting software, components of a financial statement, balance sheets, financial ratio calculations, the accounting equation, inventory cost, stocks, bonds, short-term investments, types and purposes of loans, insurance, cost of living, retirement income, percents, fractions and decimals, standard deviation calculations, tools for quantitative decision making and how to use quantitative data.
Economics and International Business
Percentage of test: 19%
Exam topics covered: Basic theories of microeconomics, types of competitive systems, business economics concepts, fundamentals of macroeconomics, factors that impact the business cycle, patterns and trends in international business, factors that influence international trade and forms of international business ownership
What you'll study: Basic functions of money, the money market, the U.S. banking system, types of economies, limitations of capitalism, gross domestic product, the consumer price index, economic trends, fiscal policy tools, supply-side economics, contractionary gap, the Federal Reserve System, the velocity of money, microeconomics fundamentals, ceteris paribus in economics, price elasticity, role of a financial manager, payroll costs, business income taxes, sales taxes, securities markets, risk management, the global marketplace, U.S. trade policy and international trade organizations are topics in this study guide.
Marketing, E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship
Percentage of test: 19%
Exam topics covered: Fundamental principles of marketing, marketing research, product planning, basics of e-commerce, business plan development and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
What you'll study: This study guide examines types of new products and how to market them, classes of adopters, retail segments, types of selling, pricing strategy, the consumer decision-making process, intellectual property, the impact of e-commerce and m-commerce on consumer privacy, characteristics of an entrepreneur, small business in the global market, types of business ownership and steps for starting a business.
Business Communications, Technology, Career Development and Professionalism
Percentage of test: 25%
Exam topics covered: Business terminology, strategies for delivering presentations, applications of technology for business, information systems, the Internet in business, information processing, career options in business and the education and training required, professional business organization and job search strategies
What you'll study: Types of communication, workplace communication skills, cross-cultural communication, technology in business communication, how to create effective business presentations, network systems technology, career counseling, how to set career goals, job interview skills, how to write a resume, career assessments, networking and changing careers are among the topics you'll study.
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