Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Intro to Business

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO BUSINESS

 Department:    BUS&

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

An overview of the American business environment including forms of business ownership, management techniques, decision making, marketing and production, human resources, accounting and financial management and the effects of globalization on American business.


Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
UW BG and S 101
WWU MGMT201 Introduction to Business

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the reasons that businesses exist.
  2. Understand Fundamental business concepts.
  3. Analyze simple business situations and make decisions.
  4. Use and understand business vocabulary.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

Course Contents

  1. Economic enviroment of our business system
  2. Ways of forming a business
  3. Organizing a business
  4. Management of employees
  5. Production planning
  6. Marketing of products and services
  7. Promotion
  8. Pricing
  9. Accounting basics
  10. Financing a business
  11. Risk and insurance
  12. International trade