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21st Century Skills: Communication
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A set of instructional videos paired with a simple assessment. Learners that get a passing score are awarded a digital badge.

Topics covered:

Speaking Professionally
Communicating Digitally
Nonverbal Communication
Understanding How to Listen

Subject:
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
New World of Work (newworldofwork.org)
Date Added:
04/04/2019
ACCT 203 – Principles of Accounting III
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This is an introductory course in managerial accounting that transfers to four year institutions. It is commonly the last accounting class for the transfer student intent on a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Economics fields.

At the conclusion of Accounting 203 you will have developed an understanding of the following:

The users of managerial accounting information
The basics of job order and process costing
Understand and determine cost behaviors
Prepare production and cash budgets
Understand the basics of variance analysis

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Author:
Jackie Franklin
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Date Added:
11/30/2020
Accounting I
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This course is a review of the fundamental concepts of accounting. The focus is on financial statements that a firm prepares each year. How entries are recorded in accounts to capture all economic activity of the firm is explained. How accounts are organized and what transactions are entered there, are studied. Year-end entries and the accrual method of accounting are described.

After completing this review course the student should have an adequate understanding of
- how the financial position of a firm is represented in its financial statement
- how most common transactions are handled
- why the accrual method of accounting is useful to reflect the financial position of the firm
- the importance of organizing an accounting system that meets the needs of the firm
- what the income statement and balance sheet represent

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Accounting
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Assessment
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Textbook
Author:
Andrew J. Fella
John Petroff
Date Added:
12/02/2018
Accounting II
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This course is a review of concepts of how accounting is designed to help management make its most important financial decisions. It starts by reviewing the principles that should guide accounting in order to serve the purpose for which accounting is designed. Accounting for different business forms is contrasted. Analytical approaches for decisions related to the cost of production, volume and investment are introduced. The emphasis is on the ability of the accounting function to provide the needed information for the firm to remain profitable.

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Accounting
Material Type:
Assessment
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Reading
Author:
Andrew J. Fella
John Petroff
Date Added:
12/02/2018
Accounting Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Accounting covers accounting principles and practices, the complete accounting cycle and creation of financial reports. Use of the general journal and special journals, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and proper financial reporting.This course provides instruction in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business including sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for further education and training. The complete accounting cycle is covered, students learn how to us generally accepted accounting principles to prepare, analyze, verify financial transactions, reports and economic information to make decisions for organizations.The course trains students in the basics of manual and computerized accounting. Students learn accounting topics including ethics, accounting principles, computing accounting, accounting terminology, job specific accounting, and clerical duties related to accounting. Students also gain real-world applications in income tax, personal finance, and stock market.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Accounting
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
10/22/2018
Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective
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Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.

1. Accounting and its use in business decisions
2. Recording business transactions
3. Adjustments for financial reporting
4. Completing the accounting cycle
5. Accounting theory
6. Merchandising transactions
7. Measuring and reporting inventories
8. Control of cash
9. Receivables and payables
10. Property, plant, and equipment
11. Plant asset disposals, natural resources, and intangible assets
12. Stockholders' equity: Classes of capital stock
13. Corporations: Paid-in capital, retained earnings, dividends, and treasury stock
14. Stock investments
15. Long-term financing: Bonds
16. Analysis using the statement of cash flows
17. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
18. Managerial accounting concepts/job costing
19. Process: Cost systems
20. Using accounting for quality and cost management
21. Cost-volume-profit analysis
22. Short-term decision making: Differential analysis
23. Budgeting for planning and control
24. Control through standard costs
25. Responsibility accounting: Segmental analysis
26. Capital budgeting: Long-range planning

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/accounting-principles-a-business-perspective

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
James Don Edwards
Roger H. Hermanson
Susan D. Ivancevich
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Accounting for Managers
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In Accounting for Managers, students learn the basic accounting principles needed to effectively make business decisions as a manager. The course begins with a review of basic math and accounting principles, ensuring students are prepared for the material that follows. Students will learn how to make financial decisions, including decisions around budgeting, financial statements, and cost and profit analysis.

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
12/04/2018
Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Law has different meanings as well as different functions. Philosophers have considered issues of justice and law for centuries, and several different approaches, or schools of legal thought, have emerged. In this chapter, we will look at those different meanings and approaches and will consider how social and political dynamics interact with the ideas that animate the various schools of legal thought. We will also look at typical sources of “positive law” in the United States and how some of those sources have priority over others, and we will set out some basic differences between the US legal system and other legal systems.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 9: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 10: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 11: Products Liability
Chapter 12: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 13: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 14: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 15: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 16: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 17: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 18: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 19: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 20: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 21: Bankruptcy
Chapter 22: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 23: Intellectual Property
Chapter 24: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 25: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 26: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 27: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 28: Insurance

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Alyssa Martina
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Advanced Contract Theory, Spring 2005
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Recent developments in contract theory. Includes advanced models of moral hazard, adverse selection, mechanism design and incomplete contracts with applications to theory of the firm, organizational design, and financial structure.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Izmalkov, Sergei
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Advanced Energy Policy
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Energy policy is typically evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary. We can look to historical policies to understand how we've inherited the policies governing our energy use today. But looking backward only tells us part of the story. In the face of climate change, we need to look ahead and instead envision a more revolutionary change to our energy systems and the policies that govern them. This class takes you on that journey to energy policies past, present, and future. We look at the political realities of addressing climate change at various scales of governance and work together to craft our own ideal scenarios of what a responsible energy future will be.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Environmental Studies
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Advanced Stochastic Processes, Fall 2013
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This class covers the analysis and modeling of stochastic processes. Topics include measure theoretic probability, martingales, filtration, and stopping theorems, elements of large deviations theory, Brownian motion and reflected Brownian motion, stochastic integration and Ito calculus and functional limit theorems. In addition, the class will go over some applications to finance theory, insurance, queueing and inventory models.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gamarnik, David
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Advanced Strategy, Spring 2008
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This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm's success.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henderson, Rebecca
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Advanced System Architecture, Spring 2006
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This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level intended for research on complex engineering systems. It provides a review and extension of what is known about system architecture and complexity from a theoretical point of view while examining the origins of and recent developments in the field. The class considers how and where the theory has been applied, and uses key analytical methods proposed. Students examine the level of observational (qualitative and quantitative) understanding necessary for successful use of the theoretical framework for a specific engineering system. Case studies apply the theory and principles to engineering systems.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Magee, Christopher
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance, Spring 2007
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This half-semester course introduces and surveys a selection of cutting-edge topics in the field of real estate finance and investments. The course follows an informal ‰ŰĎseminar‰Ű format to the maximum degree possible, with students expected to take considerable initiative. Lectures and discussions led by the instructors will be supplemented by several guest speakers from the real estate investment industry, who will present perspectives on current trends and important developments in the industry.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Geltner, David
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Advanced Urban Public Finance: Collective Action and Provisions of Local Public Goods, Spring 2009
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" In analyzing fiscal issues, conventional public finance approaches focus mainly on taxation and public spending. Policymakers and practitioners rarely explore solutions by examining the fundamental problem: the failure of interested parties to act collectively to internalize the positive externalities generated by public goods. Public finance is merely one of many possible institutional arrangements for assigning the rights and responsibilities to public goods consumption. This system is currently under stress because of the financial crisis. The first part of the class will focus on collective action and its connection with local public finance. The second part will explore alternative institutional arrangements for mediating collective action problems associated with the provision of local public goods. The objective of the seminar is to broaden the discussion of local public finance by incorporating collective action problems into the discourse. This inclusion aims at exploring alternative institutional arrangements for financing local public services in the face of severe economic downturn. Applications of emerging ideas to the provision of public health, education, and natural resource conservation will be discussed."

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hong, Yu-Hung
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Affective Computing, Fall 2015
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This course instructs students on how to develop technologies that help people measure and communicate emotion, that respectfully read and that intelligently respond to emotion, and have internal mechanisms inspired by the useful roles emotions play.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rosalind W. Picard
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Airline Management, Spring 2006
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Overview of airline management decision processes, with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. Application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks. Examination of industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management, with emphasis on the interactions between the components of airline management and profit objectives in competitive environments. Students participate in a competitive airline management simulation game as part of the subject requirements.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Belobaba, Peter
Date Added:
01/01/2006
American Consumer Culture, Fall 2007
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This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the ‰ŰĎgood life‰Ű through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celebrations and critiques of mass consumption and abundance.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Marketing
U.S. History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jacobs, Meg
Date Added:
01/01/2007
The Analytics Edge , Spring 2017
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This course presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today's most important companies. We outline the competitive landscape and present the key quantitative methods that created the edge (data-mining, dynamic optimization, simulation), and discuss their impact.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dimitris Bertsimas
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Analytics of Finance, Fall 2010
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This course covers the key quantitative methods of finance: financial econometrics and statistical inference for financial applications; dynamic optimization; Monte Carlo simulation; stochastic (ItĺŞ) calculus. These techniques, along with their computer implementation, are covered in depth. Application areas include portfolio management, risk management, derivatives, and proprietary trading.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kogan, Leonid
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Applications of System Dynamics, Spring 2004
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Explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. Student teams work with client managers to tackle the clients' most pressing issues. Students discuss experiences with their clients, and learn modeling and consulting skills they need to be effective. Focus on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process. Projects are sponsored by diverse organizations from a range of industries and sizes from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hines, James
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Applied Economics for Managers, Summer 2004
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Develops facility with concepts, language, and analytical tools of economics. Covers microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international trade and payments. Emphasizes integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing US and international business environments. Restricted to Sloan Fellows. The fact of scarcity forces individuals, firms, and societies to choose among alternative uses -- or allocations -- of its limited resources. Accordingly, the first part of this summer course seeks to understand how economists model the choice process of individual consumers and firms, and how markets work to coordinate these choices. It also examines how well markets perform this function using the economist's criterion of market efficiency. Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy, and in the assessment of changing U.S. and international business environments.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Richards, Daniel
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Arguing Using Critical Thinking
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For the communications course Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate.

There is a quote that has been passed down many years and is most recently accounted to P.T. Barnum, “There is a sucker born every minute.” Are you that sucker? If you were, would you like to be “reborn?” The goal of this book is to help you through that “birthing” process. Critical thinking and standing up for your ideas and making decisions are important in both your personal and professional life. How good are we at making the decision to marry? According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is one divorce in America every 36 seconds. That is nearly 2,400 every day. And professionally, the Wall Street Journal predicts the average person will have 7 careers in their lifetime. Critical thinking skills are crucial.

Critical thinking is a series learned skills. In each chapter of this book you will find a variety of skills that will help you improve your thinking and argumentative ability. As you improve, you will grow into a more confident person being more in charge of your world and the decisions you make.

Word version: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-Word.docx

PDF: https://asccc-oeri.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Arguing-Using-Critical-Thinking-PDF.pdf

Table of Contents
1: Standing Up For Your Point Of View
2: Communicating An Argument
3: Clash
4: Claims
5: Building Your Case With Issues, Analysis And Contentions
6: Evidence
7: Reasoning
8: Validity Or Truth
9: Changing Beliefs, Attitudes and Behavior
10: Decision Making - Judging an Argument
11: Discovering, Examining and Improving Our Reality
12: The Foundations of Critical Thinking

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jim Marteney
Date Added:
07/09/2020
The Art and Science of Negotiation, Spring 2006
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An introduction to bargaining and negotiation in public, business, and legal settings. Combines a "hands-on" skill-building orientation with a look at pertinent social theory. Strategy, communications, ethics, and institutional influences are examined as they influence the ability of actors to analyze problems, negotiate agreements, and resolve disputes in social, organizational, and political circumstances characterized by interdependent interests.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Laws, David
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Banking, Money, Finance: How "Money" is Created in a Fractional Reserve Banking System.
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This lesson talks about how money is created in a fractional reserve banking system. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 4 of 24]

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Banking, Money, Finance: Pros and Cons of Various Banking Systems
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Overview: This lesson talks about the pros and cons of various banking systems and talks more about using gold as a standard. [Banking, Money, Finance playlist: Lesson 18 of 24]

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Salman Khan
Date Added:
06/21/2019
Beginning Project Management
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This text addresses the challenges posed by various levels of project complexity by introducing an approach to profiling projects and discussing the implications to project management. The text provides an overview of project management and uses the industry standard definitions of the divisions of project management knowledge as described by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to provide grounding in traditional project management concepts. Additionally, students learn a technique developed by the authors to assess the complexity level of a project.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 2: Project Profiling
Chapter 3: Project Phases and Organization
Chapter 4: Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations
Chapter 5: Working with People on Projects
Chapter 6: Communication Technologies
Chapter 7: Starting a Project
Chapter 8: Project Time Management
Chapter 9: Estimating and Managing Costs
Chapter 10: Managing Project Quality
Chapter 11: Managing Project Risk
Chapter 12: Project Procurement and Closure

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
John M. Preston
Russell W. Darnall
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Behavioral Economics and Finance, Spring 2004
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Surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Prospect theory. Biases in probabilistic judgment. Self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings. Fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions. Financial market anomalies and theories. Impact of markets, learning, and incentives. Some evidence on memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gabaix, Xavier
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition
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Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.

Table of Contents
Beyond Lean: Process and Principles
Simulation Modeling
Modeling Random Quantities
Conducting Simulation Experiments
The Simulation Engine
A Single Workstation
Serial Systems
Job Shops
Inventory Organization and Control
Inventory Control Using Kanbans
Cellular Manufacturing Operations
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Automated Inventory Management
Transportation and Delivery
Integrated Supply Chains
Distribution Centers and Conveyors
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems
Automated Storage and Retrieval

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/beyond-lean-simulation-in-practice-second-edition

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Grand Valley State University
Author:
Charles Standridge
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Big Data Strategies to Transform Your Business
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While big data infiltrates all walks of life, most firms have not changed sufficiently to meet the challenges that come with it. In this course, you will learn how to develop a big data strategy, transform your business model and your organization.

This course will enable professionals to take their organization and their own career to the next level, regardless of their background and position.

Professionals will learn how to be in charge of big data instead of being subject to it. In particular, they will become familiar with tools to:

assess their current situation regarding potential big data-induced changes of a disruptive nature,
identify their options for successfully integrating big data in their strategy, business model and organization, or if not possible, how to exit quickly with as little loss as possible, and
strengthen their own position and that of their organization in our digitalized knowledge economy
The course will build on the concepts of product life cycles, the business model canvas, organizational theory and digitalized management jobs (such as Chief Digital Officer or Chief Informatics Officer) to help you find the best way to deal with and benefit from big data induced changes.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Claudia Wakker
Dr. Scott Cunningham
Marijn Janssen
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Book: Accounting in the Finance World
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Accounting is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations.and conveys this information to a variety of users, including investors, creditors, management, and regulators.

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Module
Date Added:
06/21/2019
Boundless Business Online Course/Textbook
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This is an entire course/e-textbook that was formerly the Boundless Business text that was purchased by Lumen Learning and maintained in its current form.

The material presented in this resource is generally accurate especially considering that it reflects standard business practices and concepts that have changed little. A few of the examples given in the text could be a bit dated, which indicates that its utility may come from linking to specific parts of the course rather than using it as an entire textbook substitute. There does not appear to be a great deal of bias with this work, since its positioning is relatively generic to the facts and figures and it typically steers clear of opinions and judgments. An instructor could easily remix this with more current, relevant, and culturally deeper examples.

The text includes detailed images and graphs that are well done and help drive home visual concepts. It is limited in terms of interactivity and is still a text heavy presentation. This material is published as CC-Sharealike so it can be remixed but not revised. Lumen has taken some responsibility for the fact that it can still be edited but likely not updated to increase its currency. Since Lumen owns this material, it is likely to be here in this state for a long while.

Most of the material is relevant to any Introductory Business course with concepts that would apply for a long period of time. This material generally ages well, it just needs to be paired with continually more updated and relevant examples as technologies and markets change. Student could likely meet their learning goals and interests with this material as a support (curated by the instructor) to an existing course but it likely does not standalone as a full course resource. It seems most useful for providing depth to key points with direct links to sub-pages within this course.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Boundless Management
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The Boundless Management textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the real-world subject of Management.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Boundless
Date Added:
01/01/2019
Building Strategy and Performance
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The defining challenge facing business leaders is to develop and drive performance into the future.
For commercial firms, this generally means building profits and growing the value of the business.
Although their focus may be on non-financial outcomes, public services, voluntary groups, and other
not-for-profit organizations share the same central challenge—continually improving their
performance. When the causes of performance through time are not understood, management has
difficulty making the right decisions about important issues. Worse, entire organizations are led into
ill-chosen strategies for their future.
To overcome these problems, leaders need the means to answer three basic questions:
1. Why is business performance following its current path?
2. Where are current policies, decisions, and strategy leading us?
3. How can future prospects be improved?
These questions are the starting point for this book.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Performance Through Time
Chapter 2: Resources: Vital Drivers of Performance
Chapter 3: Resources and Bathtub Behavior
Chapter 4: Handling Interdependence Between Resources
Chapter 5: Building and Managing the Strategic Architecture
Chapter 6: You Need Quality Resources as Well as Quantity
Chapter 7: Managing Rivalry for Customers and Other Resources
Chapter 8: Intangible Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 9: Going Forward

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Business and Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Kim Warren
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04/24/2019
Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate
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This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation. Financial support was also provided by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
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03/23/2015
Building and Leading Effective Teams, Summer 2005
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An intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. Introduction of concepts and use of a variety of experiential exercises to develop individual and team skills and develop supportive relationships within the Fellows class.

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Management
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Carroll, John S.
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01/01/2005
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements, Spring 2003
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Uses a case approach to develop a framework for business analysis. Provides students with tools for business analysis, including strategic, accounting, financial, and prospective analysis. Concepts are then applied to a number of decision-making contexts, such as credit analysis, investor communications, merger analysis, financial policy decisions, and securities analysis. From the Course Description: Course Description The purpose of this class is to advance your understanding of how to use financial information to value and analyze firms. We will apply your economics/accounting/finance skills to problems from today's business news to help us understand what is contained in financial reports, why firms report certain information, and how to be a sophisticated user of this information.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Accounting
Finance
Management
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wysocki, Peter D.
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01/01/2003
Business Case Studies
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The teaching business case studies available on LearningEdge, which fall under the headings of entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics, are narratives that facilitate class discussion about a particular business or management issue. Teaching cases are meant to spur debate among students rather than promote a particular point of view or steer students in a specific direction.

Some of the case studies featured on LearningEdge highlight the decision-making process in a business or management setting. Other cases are descriptive or demonstrative in nature, showcasing something that has happened or is happening in a particular business or management environment.

Whether decision based or demonstrative, case studies give students the chance to be in the shoes of a protagonist. With the help of context and detailed data, students can analyze what they would and would not do in a particular situation, why, and how.

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Business and Communication
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Case Study
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LearningEdge at MIT SLoan
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04/27/2020
Business Communication
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A study of communication theory as applied to business and organizational environments. Emphasis on development of effective communication skills for professional situations including team building, interviewing, public speaking, and accommodating diverse perspectives. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture each week.

Subject:
Business and Communication
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Author:
Samuel Oduyela
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02/06/2019
Business Communication: Written & Verbal Presentation Skills
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This course allows students to develop effective written and verbal communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to effectively write, present, and communicate in a variety of methods and styles, tailored to professional audiences.

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Business and Communication
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Full Course
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Lumen Learning
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04/04/2019
Business Communication for Success
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This book is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses.Basics of Written Business Communication presents basic business communication concepts, vocabulary, models, and exercises in a clear, practical, and engaging way. The author provides a set of core chapters intended to provide a highly focused introduction to the field. Then, he provides an optional series of modules that provide instructors with complete flexibility to emphasize additional topics of their choice.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
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Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Business Communication for Success - GVSU Edition
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About the GVSU Edition

This text is an adaption of Business Communication for Success, an open textbook produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing in 2015.

Chapters 9, 18, and 20 of Business Communication for Success: GVSU Edition were revised and rewritten by student authors in 2017, as part of a course in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University. All other chapters retain the content and formatting of previous editions.

Note about the 2015 edition:

The edition produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing was itself adapted from a work distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who requested that they and the original author not receive attribution.

This adaptation reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole more shareable. The 2015 adaptation did not significantly alter or update the original 2010 text.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Adam Krusniak
Anessa Fehsenfeld
Jennifer Eckert
Julian Toscano
Mark Schaub
Rachel Jean Norman
Rhonda Hoffman
Tami Mccoy
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07/02/2019
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This is a review of Business Communication for Success: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/basics-of-written-business-communication completed by David Stamps, Louisiana State University. 

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Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Stamps
Date Added:
04/25/2020
Business Computers 365
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Personal Computer Basics
Word Chapter 1
Word Chapter 2
Excel Chapter 1
Excel Chapter 2
Access Chapter 1
Access Chapter 2
PowerPoint Chapter 1
PowerPoint Chapter 2
Appendix

About the Book

Intro to Computer Applications or Business Computers for Office 365

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Marcus Lacher
Date Added:
06/29/2020
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
Chapter 2: Punctuation
Chapter 3: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
Chapter 4: Help for English Language Learners
Chapter 5: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
Chapter 6: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
Chapter 7: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
Chapter 8: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
Chapter 9: Effective Business Writing
Chapter 10: Writing Preparation
Chapter 11: Writing
Chapter 12: Revising and Presenting Your Writing
Chapter 13: Business Writing in Action
Chapter 14: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting

Subject:
Business and Communication
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Business Ethics
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Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

Chapter 1: Why Ethics Matter

1.1 Being a Professional of Integrity
1.2 Ethics and Profitability
1.3 Multiple versus Single Ethical Standards
Chapter 2: Ethics from Antiquity to the Present

2.1 The Concept of Ethical Business in Ancient Athens
2.2 Ethical Advice for Nobles and Civil Servants in Ancient China
2.3 Comparing the Virtue Ethics of East and West
2.4 Utilitarianism: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
2.5 Deontology: Ethics as Duty
2.6 A Theory of Justice
Chapter 3: Defining and Prioritizing Stakeholders

3.1 Adopting a Stakeholder Orientation
3.2 Weighing Stakeholder Claims
3.3 Ethical Decision-Making and Prioritizing Stakeholders
3.4 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Chapter 4: Three Special Stakeholders: Society, the Environment, and Government

4.1 Corporate Law and Corporate Responsibility
4.2 Sustainability: Business and the Environment
4.3 Government and the Private Sector
Chapter 5: The Impact of Culture and Time on Business Ethics

5.1 The Relationship between Business Ethics and Culture
5.2 Business Ethics over Time
5.3 The Influence of Geography and Religion
5.4 Are the Values Central to Business Ethics Universal?
Chapter 6: What Employers Owe Employees

6.1 The Workplace Environment and Working Conditions
6.2 What Constitutes a Fair Wage?
6.3 An Organized Workforce
6.4 Privacy in the Workplace
Chapter 7: What Employees Owe Employers

7.1 Loyalty to the Company
7.2 Loyalty to the Brand and to Customers
7.3 Contributing to a Positive Work Atmosphere
7.4 Financial Intergrity
7.5 Criticism of the Company and Whistleblowing
Chapter 8: Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of All

8.1 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
8.2 Accommodating Different Abilities and Faiths
8.3 Sexual Identification and Orientation
8.4 Income Inequalities
8.5 Animal Rights and the Implications for Business
Chapter 9: Professions under the Microscope

9.1 Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture
9.2 The Influence of Advertising
9.3 The Insurance Industry
9.4 Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care
Chapter 10: Changing Work Environment and Future Trends

10.1 More Telecommuting or Less?
10.2 Workplace Campuses
10.3 Alternatives to Traditional Patterns of Work
10.4 Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Workplace of the Future
Chapter 11: Epilogue: Why Ethics Still Matter

11.1 Business Ethics in an Evolving Environment
11.2 Committing to an Ethical View
11.3 Becoming an Ethical Professional
11.4 Making a Difference in the Business World

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/business-ethics-2018

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Kurt Stanberry
Stephen M. Byars
Date Added:
09/24/2018
The Business Ethics Workshop
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Ethics is about determining value; it's deciding what's worth doing and what doesn't matter so much.Business ethics is the way we decide what kind of career to pursue, what choices we make on the job,which companies we want to work with, and what kind of economic world we want to live in and then leave behind for those coming after. There are no perfect answers to these questions, but there's a difference between thinking them through and winging it. The Business Ethics Workshop provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered through working life.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Business Ethics?
Chapter 2: Theories of Duties and Rights: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business When the Means Justify the Ends
Chapter 3: Theories of Consequence Ethics: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business when the Ends Justify the Means
Chapter 4: Theories Responding to the Challenge of Cultural Relativism
Chapter 5: Employee's Ethics: What's the Right Job for Me?
Chapter 6: Employee's Ethics: Getting a Job, Getting a Promotion, Leaving
Chapter 7: Employee's Ethics: Making the Best of the Job You Have as You Get from 9 to 5
Chapter 8: Manager's Ethics: Getting, Promoting, and Firing Workers
Chapter 9: Manager's Ethics: Deciding on a Corporate Culture and Making It Work
Chapter 10: The Tense Office: Discrimination, Victimization, and Affirmative Action
Chapter 11: The Aroused Office: Sex and Drugs at Work
Chapter 12: The Selling Office: Advertising and Consumer Protection
Chapter 13: The Responsible Office: Corporations and Social Responsibility
Chapter 14: The Green Office: Economics and the Environment
Chapter 15: The Domination Office: The Star System and Labor Unions

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
James Brusseau
Date Added:
06/11/2020
Business Finance Essentials
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Business Finance Essentials is a text designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business finance without the additional cost of a textbook. This book has been developed with over a decade of classroom use in both face-to-face and online classes at Pittsburg State University. The goal was to create a resource to introduce students to the important elements that go into financial decision making which applies to corporations and their own personal lives in a simple framework. Whether it is learning about time value of money, bonds, capital budgeting or retirement planning, this book should make that process as straight-forward as possible. With the explosion of Open Educational Resource materials over the past few years, we saw this as a tool that could be made available to faculty as a launching point for their courses. Using a Creative Commons license that allows users to modify it to their needs with their own additions or through adding other resources, it is intended as not the final product, but the starting point. We hope that this process will keep the material current and flexible enough to help students gain not only a better grasp of finance, but also an interest in the field.

Subject:
Finance
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Textbook
Author:
Bracker
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Pursley
Date Added:
05/27/2020
Business Fundamentals
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Designed to introduce students to the essential concepts of business and other organizations. Focus is on small, entrepreneurial start-ups, and expanding the discussion in each chapter to include issues that are faced in larger organizations when it is appropriate to do so.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Global Text Project
Author:
Donald J. McCubbrey
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Business Information Systems: Design an App for That
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This course is designed to help students get a feel for what a career in MIS would be like. Our students report that they learn more about information systems from their internships than from their IS courses. Consequently, we designed a course that looks very much like an internship—an introduction to the field followed by a substantial project.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jacqueline Pike
Lauren Kenyo
Raymond Frost
Sarah Pels
Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Business Intelligence Open Course
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This open course was developed as part of a Round 11 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant and revised as part of a Round 13 Mini-Grant for use with business intelligence courses. It introduces the concepts, practices, technologies and systems of business intelligence and analytics, which supports data driven insights generation and decision making. The complete process of BI is covered using modern BI tools, from data gathering, modeling, analysis, reporting, and visualization. Course features include:

Hands-on experiences with Microsoft BI solutions of Excel and Power BI.
Opportunities for students to explore their own interests and learn from the unique experience though research.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Chi Zhang
Jack Zheng
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Business Law and Ethics
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Law, in its simplest form, is used to protect one party from another. For instance, laws protect customers from being exploited by companies. Laws protect companies from other companies. Laws even protect citizens and corporations from the government. However, law is neither perfect nor all encompassing. This course will introduce the student to the laws and ethical standards that managers must abide by in the course of conducting business. Laws and ethics almost always shape a company's decision-making process; a bank cannot charge any interest rate it wants to charge that rate must be appropriate. By the end of this course, the student will have a clear understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify sources of law in the United States; Describe the function and role of courts in the US legal system; Differentiate litigation from methods of alternative dispute resolution; List the elements of the major torts; List the essential elements of a valid contract; Describe how a contract can fail; Summarize the remedies available for breach of contract; Distinguish between real and personal property; Identify the various interests in real property and how they pass; Identify the requirements to hold various rights under intellectual property laws; Analyze the impact of the digital era on intellectual property rights; Distinguish between at-will employment and contractual employment; Identify laws that generally regulate the employer-employee relationship; Identify criminal acts related to the business world; Define white collar crime; Describe the various forms of business organization; Identify the major laws regulating business in the United States; Identify major ethical concerns in business today. (Business Administration 205)

Subject:
Business and Communication
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
09/07/2018