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Is your dream to be in management or to open your own business? If so, this introductory business course is the perfect course for you! Topics like ethics, marketing, management, and human resources can be applied to almost any industry – from technology to health administration. Through using outside resources to plan and write a complete business plan, even hopeful entrepreneurs will come away better prepared to begin their enterprises.

Introduction to Business is the ideal choice if you plan on enrolling in a business-related degree. Even if you want to major in another area but are doing so because you want to get a promotion or get a better job, this course can help you reach your goals.

Degrees with Business Applications

1. Business Administration

Although the most well known business administration degree is the MBA, this major is also available at the associate and bachelor’s degree levels. Business administration degrees teach individuals business concepts such as economics, management and organizational behavior – knowledge that is a necessity in business school. Depending on what your career goals are, you may choose to specialize in a particular area in your studies like entrepreneurship or management information systems.

2. Accounting

This is one of the most popular online degrees available and it is probably because accounting careers are very stable and have great salaries. Introduction to Business will give you a general overview of accounting concepts and procedures, such as transactional analysis. An associate or bachelor’s degree in accounting will go into much more detail and will prepare you for a career in accounting or finance.

3. International Business

As you probably know, we are part of a global economy. With the advent of the internet especially, businesses are no longer bound by physical borders. This means that individuals who are knowledgeable about the nuances of conducting business internationally are highly sought after and well-paid. Through courses that focus on business law and cultural business etiquette, this degree will prepare you for a career in international business.

Careers with Business-Related Skills:

Career Average Annual Salary*
Accountant $67,430
General Manager $91,570
Purchasing Agent $58,550

*All salary data was collected on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, http://www.bls.gov/oes/.




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