Online Introduction to Business

Taking StraighterLine’s Introduction to Business online course can help you fulfill one of the most popular college business requirements and receive the credit you need for a degree in business. Most students can complete our Introduction to Business online course within 4-6 weeks but many are able to finish it in less than 30 days. Our online Intro to Business class provides thorough instruction and review of common concepts, principles and operations of private enterprise.

After completing this Introduction to Business course successfully, students will be able to compare and contrast sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations – and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will also explore the functions of modern business management, marketing, and ethics that can improve or tarnish a brand. Other topics include human resource management, bookkeeping, accounting, financial management, and financial statements.

For students who need extra help, online tutoring is included at no additional cost.

The StraighterLine Advantage

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  • Work at your own pace
  • Take your exam when you’re ready
  • Finish in less than 30 days*
  • No-fee transcripts and easy credit transfer
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  • Lengthy application and delay to start
  • Conform to their schedule
  • No flexibility in exam schedule
  • Finish in 9 to 12 weeks
  • Complicated transcript process
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Buy the course and get a copy of 'Understanding Business' at no additional cost

Enrolling in StraighterLine courses is now even more affordable, more convenient and faster with eTextbooks included at no additional cost. More information on StraighterLine eTextbooks

  1. etextbook included


    Introduction to Business from McGraw Hill


    • Tutoring
    • Proctoring
    • BUS101 eTextbook (a $38.90 value)


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* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ. Prices do not include books.