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Online Business Courses

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Community College of Philadelphia


  • Financial Accounting - Introduction to the theory of accounts and generally accepted accounting principles as applied to a corporation. Emphasis is placed on completing the accounting cycle, inventory and asset valuation, and stockholder’s equity.

  • Managerial Accounting - Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of financial statements and the development of decision-making techniques. Specialized topics include statements of cash flows, analysis of financial statements, cost-volume analysis, time-value of money, capital budgeting, and introduction to cost accounting.

  • Microcomputers in Accounting - Introduction to microcomputer applications that focus on financial accounting problems and their solutions adapted to microcomputers. Students will utilize a spreadsheet program and commercial general ledger software.

  • Business Accounting - This course provides an introduction to basic accounting principles, concepts, and methods for understanding general purpose financial statements and the accounting process. Students learn basic accounting concepts utilized in daily business operations, such as financial statement preparation, allowing them to collect financial data and make decisions based on that data.

  • Cost Accounting - Scope, concepts and terminology of cost accounting. Cycles of cost accounting and costing techniques. Control of materials and labor. Nature of factory overhead departmentalization and predetermined rates, the process cost.


  • Navigating Leadership and Business Professions -  This course introduces first-year students in business and professional programs and related fields to success strategies for self-leadership and college-level academic inquiry, including career planning, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, cultural competence, working within teams, and institutional knowledge. Students create a comprehensive personal leadership plan, including academic, financial, and career/transfer components. Business students are required to enroll in BUSL 101 within the first twelve credits.

  • Customer Service Leadership - This course covers the major components of customer service, including techniques to provide information and effectively resolve customer issues through personal and electronic communication. Students will learn to use customer service as a competitive advantage by understanding the customer's perspective and identifying ways to meet or exceed their needs and expectations.

  • Organizational Leadership - Using case studies and acting both individually and as members of teams, students in BUSL 215 learn to make sound decisions when designing, growing, or changing organizations and organizational culture. The course focuses on leadership approaches to organizational elements such as culture, mission, reporting structure, multiculturalism/diversity, technology, and people management.


  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship - This course introduces students to the characteristics, skills, and challenges associated with entrepreneurship. Students will focus on aspects of entrepreneurship, including information, operations, human resources, finance, marketing, and general administration. Topics will include self-evaluation, how to recognize and shape new ideas and opportunities, planning, analysis, methods, technology, global impacts, and ethical responsibilities.

  • Entrepreneurial Marketing - The focus of this course is on fulfilling the needs of potential customers as a driving force of entrepreneurship. Students in this course examine the role of marketing in start-up ventures and the role of entrepreneurial thinking in marketing efforts. Students will explore traditional and novel approaches to defining markets and market segments will discover inexpensive ways to conduct relevant market research and will learn to identify ways to leverage marketing resources and networks to accomplish marketing tasks. The course will also include e-marketing techniques and the use of social networking as they apply to marketing products and services. The course will conclude with the students submitting a working marketing plan.

  • Entrepreneurial Financial Intelligence - This course is designed to familiarize entrepreneurs with key financial and accounting concepts that are essential in starting and running a business and help them acquire the tools they need to manage an entrepreneurial venture effectively. This course will cover basic accounting terms and ratios, financial statements, cash flow, and budgets, and review the accounting software available for a prospective business entity. This course is designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs, rather than those seeking to work as professional accountants.

  • Business Plan Development for Entrepreneurs -  In this course, entrepreneurs learn the process of preparing and implementing a business plan and presenting it to potential lenders and investors. That process includes creating concept statements, developing feasibility studies, and designing business models. Students will learn how to anticipate and solve both typical and atypical problems that entrepreneurs encounter.

  • Law for the Entrepreneur - This course introduces and provides an in-depth treatment of laws and legal concepts that an entrepreneur needs to understand and use in order to build and maintain a successful business. The course provides practical information about how to minimize common legal risks by attending to the rules, protections, and potential liabilities in areas such as contracts, employment laws, licensing requirements, and even choosing the right form of business organization. This course develops the legally alert entrepreneur: one who continually reflects on the legal dimensions of their entrepreneurial activities and the impact and consequences of various aspects of the law on themselves and their undertakings.

The SBA offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.

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