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100 - Introduction to Business - Mirna Moncada

Course:Introduction to Business
Professor:Mirna Moncada
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


I am happy to be your instructor this semester.  I am excited to be teaching this class and we will learn and have fun together simultaneously.  I will help you in your academic studies and if you need to make an appointment via phone or virtual, we will schedule the time.   I will hold office hours during the semester via Zoom.  

Course Description

This business foundations course is designed to introduce the student to the complex world of business by means of a survey of the principles and skills that apply to business. Through case analysis, business article discussions, oral presentations, and computerized research, the students will come to understand primary business principles. Key areas of emphasis include the following: cultivating a business, domestic and global business environments, management, human resources, marketing processes, information systems, ethics and sustainability, accounting and financial issues.

What to Expect in this Course

Taking an online course is different from taking an on-ground course from a technological perspective. You will attend a virtual classroom through Canvas, COCs Learning Management System. All students must login to the Introduction to Business course on Canvas on the first day of the semester and complete your Student Introduction Discussion #1 to avoid being dropped as a no show. Thereafter, students must routinely login to Canvas throughout the entire course - at least three times a week - to read class materials, obtain assignments, read announcements, and communicate with me and other students. This entire Course is in CANVAS. All assignments, discussions, quizzes, exams and projects are to be completed in or turned into CANVAS. The entire course is outlined for you to follow in CANVAS. I send class updates and notifications through the Announcements tab within our class shell, so please enable and check this area.


  • Reliable computer with reliable, consistent Internet access
  • Working web cam and good audio on reliable computer
  • Pearson My Biz Lab web access code
  • Up-to-date Google Chrome Internet browser
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Word document software (Microsoft Word)
  • PowerPoint presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Excel chart and graph software (Microsoft Excel)
  • Valid COC My Canyons  and Canvas e-mail address that you check daily
  • Use of Canvas and possibly Proctorio
  • Computer skills, such as basic document creation and handling (how to cut/copy/paste from one document to another, how to create and save documents in Microsoft Word and as a pdf file), how to attach documents and media (photos, videos, etc.) to e-mail messages and discussion posts, how to create and save a graph/chart/diagram, etc. in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Online & OnlineLIVE Via ConferZoom



Types of Assessments

You will have exams, quizzes, online discussion boards, in class group assignments, and written assignments. 

Textbook Information

Business Essentials, 13th Edition (with MyLab access code) By Ebert & Griffin (Pearson, 2019) ISBN: 9780136862680

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 06/21/2021 Sub#: 299