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Earn college credits for business courses - including topics such as Economics, Business Law, International Business, and more - with Penn Foster College.

Whether you want to get a jump-start on your college education or earn additional credits towards a degree, Penn Foster College is here to help. Study online, at your own time, and receive support when you need it from our expert faculty and staff.

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Business Courses

Featured Courses

Business

This course familiarizes the student with both the business environment and the manager’s role within it. It covers decision making, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as developing an ethical perspective.

Business

This course will provide an overview of macroeconomics and the modern market economy. Law of supply and demand, cost of living, monetary systems, international factors, and short run economic fluctuations will be examined.

Business

This course provides an understanding of the challenges businesses face in a global environment. Accounting, technology and information systems, marketing and management are examined through the phases of starting and growing a business.

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Introduction to Business

3 credits

This course provides an understanding of the various facets of business and the challenges businesses face in a global environment such as competition and economics. Accounting, technology and information systems, marketing and management are examined through the phases of starting and growing a business. Management of financial and human resources along with the ethical and social responsibilities of business are examined.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Economics I

3 credits

This course will provide an overview of macroeconomics and the modern market economy. Law of supply and demand, cost of living, monetary systems, international factors, and short run economic fluctuations will be examined and discussed.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Macro Economics

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554
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-Eric D., Penn Foster Graduate

Principles of Management

3 credits

This course familiarizes the student with both the business environment and the manager’s role within it. It covers decision making, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as developing an ethical perspective.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook:Management: A Real World Approach

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Business Ethics

3 credits

This course explores the ethical and moral responsibilities of businesses in a capitalist system. It examines different approaches to ethics and morality, including the principles of egoism, utilitarianism, Kant’s categorical imperative, and Rawls’s theory of justice. The course also focuses on how different moral philosophies might best be applied to business organizations and their activities. Many examples and case studies are used to explain how the ethical issues facing businesses ultimately affect all of us.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Moral Issues in Business

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Business Law I

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics covered include American court practice and procedure; torts; employment law; international law; environmental law; contract law.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Business Law

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Business Law II

3 credits

This course is a continuation of Business Law 1. Topics covered include sales; consumer law; negotiable instruments; personal and real property law; wills and trusts; insurance; secured transactions; bankruptcy, and torts and crimes.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Business Law I

Textbook: Business Law

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Business Research Methods

3 credits

This course is an overview of concepts on business research methods covering variables, types of variables, literature review, conceptual framework, research questions, hypothesis, research design; elements of research design, concepts of measurement; reliability and validity in measurement; survey research methods review; secondary data sources; questionnaire design; qualitative techniques; sampling technique, data collecting, data coding, and data analysis.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Business Research Methods

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

International Business

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the opportunities and risk of doing business outside the U.S. Students will learn about country-market differences, trade and investment patterns, the international-financial environment; issues in business-government relations and strategies for international business are also covered.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: International Business

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Legal Environment of Business

3 credits

The nature and sources of law, the U.S. court systems, litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution, constitutional and administrative law; tort law and product liability; contract law; agency law; business organizations; business ethics and social responsibility; and property rights for both personal and real property.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Business Law

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Merchandise Planning and Buying

3 credits

Methods, practices, and operations conducted to promote and sustain certain categories of commercial activity; principles and procedures used in planning, selecting, pricing, and selling goods in retail stores; domestic and foreign market purchasing; assessing product needs. Students will learn merchandising systems, assortment plans, and inventory control methods.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Retail Buying

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Organizational Behavior

3 credits

This course covers management approaches; human decision making; conflict management; communication in groups; power and influence; organizational environment, structure and design; and fundamental forces of change.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Principles of Management or similar course

Textbook: Organizational Behavior

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Strategic Business Management

3 credits

This course establishes the foundation necessary to understand strategic business management in today’s economy. Students will integrate knowledge from this course with skills acquired in previous courses to make sound management decisions.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Textbook: Crafting/Executing Strategy

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Supervision and Leadership

3 credits

Students will learn supervisory leadership perspectives and practices as well as the knowledge and skills needed to apply them in contemporary organizations. The course provides perspective on the challenges of guiding and leading a workforce in today’s complex society.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Leadership: Theory and Practice

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Supply Chain Management

3 credits

This course teaches the planning and the control of materials that move into, through, and out of stores. It covers transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, as well as the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. This course also discusses how the Internet and information systems support the previous activities.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Supply Chain Management: From Vision to Implementation

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Computer Applications

3 credits

Students will learn about PC applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, as well as create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Students will also learn how to integrate the applications.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Your course includes:

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  • Career planning resources, tools and support
  • Your official transcript upon completion

Will credits from Penn Foster College transfer into another college degree program?

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.

I live in Jamaica. Can I enroll in an individual college course?

Unfortunately, individual college courses are only available for individuals living in the United States. We do offer a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Undergraduate Certificate programs for non-U.S. residents through our sister school, Penn Foster College International.

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