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Discovering Business in Society

Our FREE online course will guide your discovery of how businesses function and interact with the wider socio-economic environment.

 

About the course

Our FREE online course ‘Discovering Business in Society’, launches on Monday 8 September and runs for eight weeks. The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is aimed at anyone interested in learning the principles of business, including prospective undergraduate students, working professionals without a background in business, those interested in entering the finance profession and seeking a route to ACCA membership.

 

The course will cover a number of business themes including:

  • Purpose and types of business organisation
  • The changing world of business
  • Environmental and regulatory factors
  • Economic factors
  • Internal organisation and governance

 

Here’s a flavour of some of the fascinating questions we’ll explore:

  • What do we mean by “business”, and how does it relate to us as individuals and to society?
  • How will business change as society becomes increasingly global?
  • Should we care if companies avoid paying tax?     
  • As natural and other resources become scarcer, what will business do?
  • Some of you taking this course will be working in 50 years’ time. What will the world of work look like then?

 

Delivered online to allow you to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home or office the course is also designed to allow successful learners to claim exemption from the ACCA paper F1, Accountant in Business.

 

Sign up now

Watch the trailer, find out more and enrol now at www.futurelearn.com/courses/discovering-business-in-society. It takes minutes. The course started on Monday 8 September 2014 but you can enrol at any point during the 8-weeks.

 

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What is a MOOC?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course which allows you to participate via the web.

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Leading academics

Inspirational and internationally-respected experts in business from the University of Exeter Business School have come together to discover how business and society shape each other, and to explore how the contract between them is set to change over the next 50 years.

"With two-thirds of our research rated as world-leading or of an internationally excellent standard, we are perfectly placed to deliver a course that is both engaging and informed by cutting edge thinking."

Professor Robin Mason, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School

ACCA exemption

If you are seeking an ACCA qualification completing the summative assessment of the course will lead to exemption from the ACCA paper F1, Accountant in Business.

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