Free course

Different types of business

Free statement of participation on completion

A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries. This free course introduces different types of business, depending on industry sector, size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe different types businesses
  • explain different ways of classifying businesses: by size, industry sector and ownership type
  • apply these ideas to a real business through a video case study.