Introduction to Business

The Introduction to Business is a full-year freshman-level course held twice a week. This core course is divided into three sections: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Business Law, and Current Business Topics. The objectives of this course include defining the nature of U.S. business and identifying its main goals, describing different types of global economic systems according to the means by which they control the factors of production through input and output models, and showing how demand and supply affect resource distribution in the United States. Students will also be able to identify the elements of private enterprise and explain the various degrees of competition in the U.S. economic system, as well as explain the criteria for evaluating the success of an economic system in meeting its goals. In addition, the topics of business ethics and social responsibility will be covered.