2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly BUS 101 - CCN

Course Description
This course surveys major functions of business – operations, marketing, and finance – within local, national, and international contexts. It examines the nature of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in a free market economy.

Student Outcomes
Describe the different elements of capitalism, socialism, communism, and mixed economies and how these function in markets.​
Describe how the role of competition, government involvement, ethics, and culture impact economic systems.
Describe how elements of the global economy such as labor, capital, trade, and natural resources, influence business activities.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various legal structures for businesses.
Discuss the role of business in the free enterprise system.
Analyze the major functions of business such as operations, marketing, and finance and their role in meeting organizational goals. 
Analyze the role of standards in business functions and how these relate to customer expectations.

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