Main Street Business School – Affordable Online Resources

• Online
• Affordable ($99 per course)
• Continuous enrollment
• Wide array of business courses
• Non-credit Preparation for four-year degree regimen

By Michael Leppert

Professor Jay Berman, of the University of New Hampshire, has a tremendous business education opportunity for undergrads — Main Street Business School. Main Street is affordable, online, with continuous enrollment and the student can log on anytime to work on a course.

The Professor can appreciate the importance of providing affordable, cut-to-the-chase, online business courses to older children, to provide the foundation of their business leadership education with which to build on in four-year schools.

Main Street courses provide low-cost opportunities to “test drive” an undergraduate non-credit business education before committing money and years to a degree-granting college or university. The purpose is to introduce the student to the subject matter inexpensively. Main Street Business School has a wide variety of courses available, all for only $99 each. A few are:

Introduction to Business – If you have never taken a business course or need a refresher, Prof. Berman recommends you take this course before taking any other course.
“A business provides goods and services for a profit. In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of the major functions common to all businesses:”

1. Accounting
2. Finance
3. Management
4. Marketing
5. Operations

Management 101
Learn the key concepts of business management. Management is the leadership class of any organization, whether for-profit or non-profit. Managers are responsible for:
1. Efficiency: Use or waste as few resources as possible, especially money.
2. Effectiveness: Achieve goals as soon and as completely as possible.
3. Successful Manager: Highly efficient and highly effective.
Recommended text: The Practice of Management by Peter Drucker
Recommended text: The Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono.

Finance 101 – In this course, you will learn the core concepts of finance applicable for all business and organizations large and small. Suggested prerequisite, Accounting: Introduction to Financial Statements
1. Accounting Review
2. Financial Analysis and Planning
3. Short-Term Financing
4. Long-Term Financing

This is just a thumbnail view of the complete course offerings by Main Street Business and all are only $99 complete. Visit the website today and begin planning for your business future with Jay Berman’s Main Street Business School. MjL

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