Nanodegree in Business Administration

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Nanodegree in Business Administration

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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 You 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.

Course Content

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?

$ 84.42 $ 132.66

Material Includes

  • Salty Pawz Case-Study Information


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


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

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