This course provides an understanding of the characteristics, the organization, and the operations of all types of businesses. This course covers concepts necessary to manage a small business or to operate a large corporation. It exposes students to the activities, decisions, problems, and successes involved in business, from entrepreneurship to the globaleconomy. Topics include business operations and structures, social responsibility and business ethics, international business, governmental impact, small businesses, human resources, technology in business, financial institutions, credit regulations, investment strategies, and risk management. It opens a career pathway to management, entrepreneurship, accounting, and finance.