• Business Economics: Data for Decision Making
    This syllabus for a zero-textbook cost course in data analytics for business economics was created by Brian Barnier and Kevin Foster at City College. It focuses on the “use of source data sets to answer the ‘why?’ questions hidden in aggregate averages used in theory and ‘headline’ news releases.

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Open Books

  • Business Administration (IntechOpen)
    These Open Access books include peer-reviewed chapters on a variety of topics.
  • Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models
    “This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses.”
  • Fundamentals of Business, Fourth Edition
    This textbook from Virginia Tech is for one-semester introductory business courses. It is available in PDF and EPUB versions and as an online interactive text via Pressbooks. Slides are also available, as well as test banks by request.
  • Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy
    “This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical, and business dynamics underlying CSR in such areas as global warming, genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study.”
  • Introduction to Financial Analysis
    “Students and readers will learn how to insightfully read a Financial Statement, utilize key financial ratios in order to derive forward-looking investment-related inferences from the accounting data, engage in elementary forecasting and modeling, master the theory of the Time Value of Money, and learn to price stocks and bonds in an environment in which interest rates constantly change.”

Additional Open and Zero-cost Resources

  • Business Law I
    This site from the Community College of Baltimore County is for “a business law survey course covering a variety of legal topics, including sources of law, contracts, torts, criminal law, employment law, agency law, intellectual property and business ethics.”
  • NGPF Personal Finance Curriculum
    These lessons produced by Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) are aimed at high school and college students.