Introduction to Business

SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Introduction to Business courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Title Source License Notes
Business Fundamentals Global Text Project CC BY Textbook
Entrepreneurial Behavior: Transforming an Innovative Idea into an Entrepreneurial Product Textbook Equity CC BY NC SA Textbook
OER Commons: Business OER Commons Various List of open resources related to business. Licenses vary by resource—some do not permit remixing.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit University of Saskatchewan CC BY SA Textbook
Business Plan Development Guide University of Saskatchewan CC BY SA Textbook

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.