Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

BUS 100 - Introduction to Business

Course Description

This course introduces business and non-business majors to the business world. Emphasis is on terminology used in business. Students explore careers in business along with the events and economic conditions that affect business. Among the topics studied are the Business in a global environment, the various forms of business, the social responsibility of business and the functions of accounting, marketing, management, and human resource management. The role of technology in business is also explored.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Explore the various careers in business.
Explain current events and economic conditions and how they influence business.
Compare and contrast the various forms of business.
Discuss the strategic role of marketing.
Explain the importance of ethical behavior, social responsibility and diversity in Business.
Investigate the uses of technology in business.
Explain the function of accounting and finance in the business decision-making process.
Discuss the functions of management.
Discuss the role of human resource management.
Define globalization and identify its impact on the business environment.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075, MAT 040/050 ortest scores