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BUS-100 - Introduction to Business - Anthony L. Clayton

Course:Introduction to Business
Professor:Anthony L. Clayton
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


My Name is Professor Clayton and I an excited to meet you all.  We will have a lot of fun while leaning the basic concepts of the business world.

Course Description

Introduces the field of business administration, examining how U.S. and global business policies and practices are affected by the interaction of economic systems, culture, legal, political, and financial institutions, including economic systems, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational structure and communication, marketing, accounting, finance, stock market, operations, information technology, human resources, organized labor, ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and globalization.

What to Expect in this Course

You will be expected to read the chapter(s) prior to the week of the discussion and assignments for the specific chapter(s). You will be required to participate on a weekly basis.

Types of Assessments

There will be Four (4) exams for this class consisting of multiple-choice, true false, and essay questions to be held online within Canvas.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Business Essentials, 13th Edition (with MyLab access code)
By Ebert & Griffin (Pearson, 2022)
ISBN: 8220123160913 (this is the ebook and Mylab version)

An access code for MyLab will be required for online assessment study module, homework assignments, and chapter quizzes. Both the textbook and the MyLab access code are available together at the COC Bookstore. Please contact the COC bookstore at (661-362-3255) or at the COC Bookstore website.

Can you choose to purchase it elsewhere?  Yes, just make sure it comes with the access code

Can you purchase it through our Canvas course?  Yes, this is the preferred method.  I will provide instructions on how you can do this in the Welcome Module.  

Other Relevant Course Information

There will be a team project that includes a written paper and presentation during presentation week

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 08/09/2022 Sub#: 1447