Business Essentials: Concepts and Tools

8 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Business Essentials: Concepts and Tools

Course Level
CPE Credits

8 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

This online self-study CPE course is an invaluable resource for professionals seeking a thorough understanding of the various aspects of business operations. It covers a broad range of topics, from management and human resource management to accounting, finance, and marketing. Participants will benefit from insights into economic systems, business structures, production processes, and the purchasing-supplier relationship. The course also includes an exploration of information technology, financial statement analysis, data collection methods, and key business statistics. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about the Federal Reserve System’s role in banking, various stock exchanges, marketing strategies, and the complexities of international business and trade. By completing this CPE course, you will acquire a comprehensive overview of business concepts, enhancing your ability to make informed decisions and effectively contribute to various business functions.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Recognize attributes of economic systems and resource constraints.
  • Recognize the different types of business structures

Chapter 2

  • Recognize the concepts and functions of management.
  • Differentiate among the types of psychological needsand types of leadership.
  • Identify labor goals, labor-management problems, and key labor legislation.

Chapter 3

  • Recognize key elements of the production process and building requirements.
  • Recognize key elements of the purchasing-supplier relationship.
  • Identify key selection factors for production facility location.

Chapter 4

  • Recognize various computer hardware and information systems.
  • Recognize the components of financial statements and popular financial analysis ratios.

Chapter 5

  • Identify methods of data collection, and key business statistics.
  • Recognize factors of a financial plan and sources of financing.
  • Identify sales and production planning techniques.

Chapter 6

  • Recognize the scope of the Federal Reserve Systemin banking practices.
  • Identify different stock exchanges, indexes and security market regulation.
  • Identify elements of risk and insurance policies.

Chapter 7

  • Identify functions and costs of marketing.
  • Recognize the role of the middlemen in the marketing channel.
  • Identify advertising strategies and trends.
  • Identify attributes of a sales program.

Chapter 8

  • Identify the concerns and consequences of, and the governmental role, in international business and trade.
  • Identify key provisions regarding with business law and ethics.
  • Recognize government influences on business.


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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
December 21, 2022

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.