Introduction to Business

Course Summary

This course introduces students to the basic business concepts that will help them understand how a business survives in today’s economy and the role that consumers play in the same economy. Students will learn how to balance a checkbook, save for the future, and use credit wisely. Students will also learn how to create a resume and how to participate in a job interview.




1 -

Economic Concepts

Module Pre-Test

Seminar 1 - Factors of Production

Seminar 2 - Supply & Demand

Seminar 3 -Economic Systems

Seminar 4 - The U.S. Economy

Seminar 5 - Economic Measurements

Seminar 6 - Economic Business Cycle

Module Test

Problem 1: Unemployment

2 -


& Marketing

Module Pre-Test

Seminar 1 - Entrepreneurship

Seminar 2 - Forms of Business Ownership

Seminar 3 - The 4 P's of Marketing

Seminar 4 - Accounting in Business

Seminar 5 - Business Ethics

Seminar 6 - Legal System & Business

Module Test

Problem 2: Right to Work

3 -

Career Planning

Module Pre-Test

Seminar 1 - Interests and Skills Assessments

Seminar 2 - Researching Careers

Seminar 3 - Employment Application

Seminar 4 - Resume

Seminar 5 - Cover Letter

Seminar 6 - Interviewing

Module Test

Problem 3: Talent Shortage

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Banking and

Money Management

Module Pre-Test

Seminar 1 - The Banking System

Seminar 2 - Budgeting

Seminar 3 - Saving & Investing

Seminar 4 - Borrowing & Debt

Seminar 5 - Using a Checking Account

Seminar 6 - Insurance

Module Test

Problem 4: Budgeting

Creative Commons License

Introduction to Business by Appalachian Intermediate Unit 8 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

This course is a remix of the following sources:

University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing edition, 2016. This edition adapted from a work originally produced in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that it not receive attribution. Minneapolis, MN



College Success. Authored by: Linda Bruce. License: CC BY: Attribution -

Fundamentals of Business (2016) is an openly licensed (CC BY NC SA 3.0) textbook designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business.

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