Introduction to Business Course

Introduction to Business Course

Take an accredited high school Introduction to Business course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!

The Introduction to Business course at Northgate Academy offers a comprehensive overview of the foundational aspects of the business world, tailored for students eager to understand the dynamics of launching and managing a business in today’s competitive environment. Through engaging with real-world examples, students will explore the journey of planning and launching a product or service, gaining insights into the intricacies of economics, cost-profit analysis, and the various types of business structures. This course is designed to demystify the financial aspects of running a business, including money management, taxation, credit, and the fundamentals of business financing. Additionally, learners will examine the societal role of businesses, discover how to spot business opportunities, and acquire skills in planning, executing, and marketing a business idea effectively.

By achieving the course objectives, students will not only grasp basic economic principles but also hone essential workplace communication skills, understand the operational structures of businesses, and learn to design comprehensive business plans. Furthermore, the course encourages students to assess financial risks and rewards, equipping them with the analytical tools needed for making informed decisions in the business realm. Northgate Academy’s Introduction to Business course is an essential first step for anyone interested in the field of business, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the business world with confidence.

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Introduction to Business Course Syllabus

In this introductory course, students will learn the principles of business using real-world examples —learning what it takes to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment. This course covers an introduction to economics, costs and profit, and different business types. Students are introduced to techniques for managing money, taxes and credits, the basics of financing a business, how a business relates to society, how to identify a business opportunity; and techniques for planning, executing, and marketing a business plan.

Textbook: Introduction to Business (Boundless – CBYSA4.0)

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
  • Understand basic economic principles
  • Develop workplace communication skills
  • Describe how businesses are structured and operated
  • Design a business plan
  • Weigh financial risks and rewards
Semester A
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Business
Chapter 2 – Economics and Business
Chapter 3 – Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 4 – International Business
Chapter 5 - Business Writing
Chapter 6 – Types of Business Ownership
Chapter 7 – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 8 – Management
Chapter 9 – Organizational Structure
Chapter 10 - Operations Management
Chapter 11 - Motivation Theories and Applications
Semester B
Chapter 12 - Human Resource Management
Chapter 13 - Organized Labor Relations
Chapter 14 - Marketing & The Customer
Chapter 15 - Product and Pricing Strategies
Chapter 16 - Product Distribution
Chapter 17 - Marketing Communications
Chapter 18 - Financial Statements
Chapter 19 - Financial Management
Chapter 20 - Managing Information Tech
Chapter 21 - Functions of Money & Banking

Grading Scale

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%

Grade Weighting

Unit Quizzes……………………….50%
Written Assignments………..20%
Mid-Term/Final Exams……..30%

Affordable Monthly Payments

Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality accredited education available for everyone.

Getting Started At Northgate Academy Is Easy!

Step 1: Begin The Enrollment Process

Interested students older than 14 can enroll online and start immediately. 

Click the enroll now button below or in the top right corner of our website to head to our Student Information System, called Learn Stage. 

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Step 2: Create Your Learn Stage Account

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Step 3: Submit Payment

Single course options at Northgate Academy are priced at an affordable $225 each. This gives students the flexibility needed to make our programs work for them.

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Introduction to Business Course

Take an accredited high school Introduction to Business course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!