INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

  • Program: Business
  • Course: Introduction to Business
  • Course #: BUSN1000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a college level introductory course in business practices. The course is an overview of the role of business in the American economy and the international community. The course will cover the free enterprise system used in America. The student will look at issues of business and society; as well as, legal, regulatory, and political responsibilities on the part of American business. A short overview of Marketing will also be covered as a part of the course.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the role of economics in the American business environment
Describe the steps to implementing a program of social responsibility
Explain the economic basis for global business
List the advantages and disadvantages of small business ownership
Identify the key skills of effective managers
Describe how purchasing, inventory control and quality control affect production
Describe the major components of human resources management
Explain the elements of the Marketing Mix
Describe the relationship between financial systems and business organizations

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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