Fundamentals of Business - user group

This group is designed to facilitate sharing of openly licensed, ancillary resources designed by various educators for use with "Fundamentals of Business" (2016). . About "Fundamentals of Business": Fundamentals of Business is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 license and is designed for introductory business courses. Full text PDFs and editable MSWord versions of "Fundamentals of Business" are located at: Cover image credits: “Hong Kong Skyscrapers” by Estial cropped and modified by Trevor Finney CC BY-SA 4.0; “Paris vue d’ensemble tour Eiffel” by Taxiarchos228, and modified by Poke2001 and Trevor Finney CC BY 3.0; “London Bridge” by Skitterphoto cropped and modified by Trevor Finney. Public Domain; “New York” by Mscamilaalmeida cropped and modified by Trevor Finney. Public Domain.
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Introduction to Business

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This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues, with the intent of helping students develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine business decision-making skills.

Material Type: Full Course

Fundamentals of Business Resources

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This resources web page contains supplemental material for each text chapter. The page has been used by instructors and some instructors point students directly to the page. Materials include: - PowerPoint slides (99% ADA compliant) - Alexa skill reviews - links to videos and external content In addition to the text chapters, two additional "chapters" were added: - Investment Fundamentals - Personal Investing Within the chapter PowerPoint slides, there may be some supplemental material not covered in the text. In all cases, any material not covered in the text is flagged so it can be easily identified. Instructors can remove it or use it, and students who see it will know it is not covered in the text. More specifics can be found on the webpage.

Material Type: Lecture Notes

Author: William Klinger

Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition

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Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition (2018) is an 372-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances. The textbook was designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business and is shared under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 license. 2018 version formats include: PDF, Accessible "screen reader friendly" PDF, ePub, Mobi, XML/Pressbooks (editable), and open document format. The Pressbooks online version (HTML) is available at: The 2016 version of this book includes editable MSWord files. If you are an instructor reviewing, adopting, or adapting this textbook, please help us understand your use by filling out this form Instructor resource sharing portal:

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Skripak Stephen J

Testbank for Fundamentals of Business

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The testbank includes 377 peer-reviewed, multiple-choice questions which correspond to topics taught in introductory-level business open textbook, "Fundamentals of Business." "Fundamentals of Business" is a freely available, openly licensed resource available at: . Between 11-29 multiple-choice items are available for each of the following topics: Teamwork in Business, Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value to Customers, Pricing Strategy, Hospitality and Tourism, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances. The testbank is available to any instructor who has adopted Fundamentals of Business in their course. Please complete the four steps listed at to request access to the testbank. 1. View and test the "sample" files at in the left hand column to determine which format works best for you. Additional information about each format type is available below under FORMATS. 2. Indicate requested files by clicking on any of the testbank files at on the left (marked "permission required") add a note and press submit to request access. 3. Email a copy of the course syllabus to 4. Complete and submit the User Verification Process Form You will receive a copy of your request via email. Requested files will be released via email when steps two through four have been completed and reviewed. Note that access approvals are processed only during regular business hours. Please visit: for Terms of Use, license information, and to view or report errata. SAMPLE QUESTIONS Sample questions are available for those who wish to test various formats and assess the suitability of the testbank as part of their course material adoption decision-making process. Sample questions are provided in the same formats (XLS, Canvas IMS QTI 1.1.3, XML QTI, and Blackboard formats) as the permission-only testbank files. Sample questions have been removed from the electronically secure testbank. FORMATS The testbank and portions thereof are available in multiple formats. Links to external sites regarding uploading different types of QTI files are here: Canvas | Blackboard or on the help pages for your respective learning management system by searching for "QTI". Files marked "IMS QTI 1.1.3" and have been tested to successfully import into Canvas but may work with other LMS/VLE systems. Please use the sample files to determine if one of the export formats will work for your specific situation. Please note that we are unable to provide additional file types, support for uploading, or assistance with reformatting files. Please contact your local learning management system (LMS) manager for additional support. Distribution The information in the testbank is of a proprietary nature, produced by or for faculty of public institutions of higher education as a result of collaborative study, research, and peer review. Because it is intended to be used in student assessment the information has not been publicly released or published. If you become aware of public distribution of the testbank or portions thereof shared outside of a secure electronic environment, assessment context, or other security breach please inform us at: LIABILITY The testbank and testbank items are provided "as is." Users of this resource assume all risks and further agree to hold Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth of Virginia and their employees and agents, and project contributors harmless from any and all actions related to use of this program.

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Bamgarner Sarah, Cortes Anastasia, Futyma Frank, Goodwin Thomas, Hertweck Bryan, Manfred Michelle, Poff Ron, Tuttle Mallory, Walz Anita, Watters Sheila

Fundamentals of Business

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Fundamentals of Business (2016) is an openly licensed (CC BY NC SA 3.0) textbook designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business. This work is a project of University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. A new version of this book was released in August 2018. See for more details. If you are an instructor reviewing, adopting, or adapting this textbook, please help us understand a little more about your use by filling out this form See also the faculty sharing portal at:

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Stephen J. Skripak