Foundation of Economics and Accounting for Business Sustainability

Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

economics, management, community organization
  • UG

In modern societies, businesses are the growth engines for building strong economies and communities. The objective of this course is to provide the basic knowledge and skill training in the area of business economics and accounting necessary for developing and managing successful and sustainable enterprises

Specifically, this course will focus on the fundamentals of business accounting and economics, planning for start-up enterprises, marketing and business analysis.  Also covered are topics in macro and micro economics, money, banking and international trade.

This course is intended for students interested in exploring new business ventures and in learning about sustainable business practices and organizational development. Students will learn how:

  1. To develop basic accounting competencies in order to operate successful small business enterprises.
  2. To increase skills in business management and financial analysis of business organizations
  3. To develop effective business proposal for funding and raising capital
  4. To communicate effectively across cultural boundaries
  5. To  better assess the economic impacts of monetary and fiscal policies on businesses

This course is designed to facilitate learning through active involvement with real-world situations, and as such, students will have the opportunity to design and perform a 2-credit in-service Learning Project with a local business or organization. Time commitment: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks (or combined into other time patterns for a total of 20 hours per quarter). Evaluation of each student’s in-service work will be completed by the participating business or organization. At the end of the quarter, students are expected to present their in-service learning findings to the class.


Program Details

Fields of Study

business and management community studies economics

Preparatory For

Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Leadership and Community Development.


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tue 5:30-9:30p

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning