The World of Business introduces the domain of business and key elements of the functional areas within the context that an organization operates. You’ll examine a variety of functional areas and types of business in order to understand their interconnectedness. Additional topics include the business cycle, global business practices, and impact on productivity.
Business managers, Business executives, Operations managers
The World of Business Course Overview
Describe the role of business in society, the core functions within a business, and internal and external forces that affect business activities and productivity
Identify the nature, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of different forms of business and organizational structure
Assess the functions, tasks, roles, and interconnectivity that each functional area performs to meet business objectives in small, medium, and multinational enterprises, including the role of SMEs (small medium enterprises) in emerging economies
Define ethics, integrity, and social responsibility in the context of business
Identify current trends and challenges faced in functional areas and in doing business globally
Apply basic business skills and concepts to a real-life business scenario
The World of Business Course Skills
Business managementBusiness operationsBusiness strategy
How will I learn?
Your course starts on the first of the month. The course consists of 6 modules, and is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.
Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.
You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars.Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.
1: Role of business from a global context
2: Ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability
3: Business structures
4: Functional areas of business
5: Digital transformation and business
6: Future of business
7: Final Project
How will I be graded?
View the catalog to learn about how this course is graded.
What will I get after completing the course?
You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away.
Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.
If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford.
Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support.
Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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