Nanodegree in Business Administration

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  • by Lumen
  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Duration 4400h
  • Total Enrolled 1
  • Last Update October 7, 2021

About Course

Jump-start your career by pursuing your dream job in small business management, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and HR through our business administration and management program.


Course Description

This is a nanodegree in Business Administration. This programs develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples. Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations.


A verifiable certificate in PDF format is available to download after fulfilling all the course requirements.

Who This Course is for

This course is aimed business at business leaders, startup founders, HQ managers, financial managers, and general business students.

What Will I Learn?

  • Manage and lead a project, including controlling costs and engaging stakeholders;
  • Learn the skills of a financial manager and how an organization's structure affects its financial decisions;
  • Create a technology strategy for an organization to Launch or grow a business; and
  • Perform statistical analyses in a business environment.

Topics for this course

353 Lessons4400h

Module 1: Introduction to What Is Business??

The concept of business has enough definitions and applications that we could almost say that everything is business. Throughout this course we will explore the various functions, roles, and characteristics of business while keeping in mind that business is like the air we breathe—it’s everywhere!
Getting Down to Business
Introduction to For-Profit vs. Nonprofit
Profits and Purpose
Introduction to Factors of Production
Factors of Production
Introduction to Functional Areas
Functional Areas of Business
Introduction to Stakeholders
What Is a Stakeholder?
Introduction to External Forces
External Forces That Shape Business Activities
Putting It Together: Role of Business
Discussion: The Stakeholders of Salty Pawz
Discussion: External Factors = Internal Pressure
What Does a Business Look Like?
What Is Killing Our Business?
Functional Areas of Business

Module 2: Economic Environment?

Economics is about choices: namely, how we choose to allocate scarce resources and how our choices impact others.

Module 3: Global Environment?

Why describe the characteristics, opportunities, and challenges of the global business environment?

Module 4: Financial Markets and System?

Why explain the institutions and markets that comprise the financial system, and explain how they impact the economy and the money supply?

Module 5: Legal Environment?

Why summarize the role of the legal system in governing and shaping the climate for business?

Module 6: Business Ethics?

Why explain the importance of business ethics and corporate social responsibility?

Module 7: Business Ownership?

Why distinguish among the forms of business ownership?

Module 8: Entrepreneurship?

Why discuss the role of entrepreneurship in small business?

Module 9: Management?

Why describe the primary functions, responsibilities, and skills of effective leadership and management?

Module 10: Motivating Employees?

Why explain common motivational theories and apply them to business?

Module 11: Teamwork and Communication?

Why explain the importance of teamwork and effective communication in a business environment?

Module 12: Managing Processes?

Why explain how operations management contributes to organizational success?

Module 13: Marketing Function?

Why explain the key components of the marketing function?

Module 14: Marketing Mix?

Why explain how organizations use the marketing mix to market to their target customers?

Module 15: Human Resource Management?

Why explain the role of human resource management in planning, recruiting, and managing a workforce?

Module 16: Accounting and Finance?

Why learn how to use accounting and financial principles to make informed decisions?

Module 17: Using Technology to Manage Business Information?

Why learn how technology is used to manage business information?

About the instructor

Lumen Learning courseware is based on open educational resources (OER). When we can find well designed, effective OER that are appropriately licensed, we use them in our courseware. When we can’t find pre-existing OER, we create original content and license it as OER (under a Creative Commons Attribution license).
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5 Courses

2 students

$ 241.24

Material Includes

  • Salty Pawz Case-Study Information


  • General business knowledge
  • Management experience is a plus
  • High school level of education

Target Audience

  • Startup Founders
  • Entrepreneurs of all levels
  • Business Managers
  • Financial Manager
  • HR Managers

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