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The Role of Business


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Full course description




1.5 Hours





What you'll learn:

Whatever you do for a living, or want to do, you are or will be in business. Doctors’ offices are businesses. Yoga studios are businesses. Just look around and try to find one thing that somehow doesn’t have to with business.

In this course you’ll explore the role business plays in almost every aspect of our lives. It may not be directly related, but that leftover pizza you have in your fridge started out as a business idea. So if you don’t think you need a course in business, because you’re not in business, think again.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning Topics:

  1. What is Business?
  2. For-Profit vs. Nonprofit
  3. Factors of Production
  4. Functional Areas
  5. Stakeholders
  6. External Forces

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone who wants to explore the role of business on society and how it affects almost every aspect of our lives.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

Jennifer Chandler, PhD

Jennifer L. S. Chandler, Ph.D. teaches organizational leadership courses and researches organizational leadership practices among scientist and engineering teams who are tackling global sustainability challenges. She has also led projects, taught project management, trained project managers, and evaluated Project Management Programs for over 20 years working with international corporations, U. S. federal agencies, and U. S. national professional associations.