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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Small Business Management (BUS-401)


Various; distance learning format.


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 


August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: describe the importance of organizational training programs and the characteristics of various types of such programs; assist in the conducting of a training needs analysis to determine the goals and objectives of an organizational training program; assist in the designing of a training program to comply with existing organizational needs; facilitate the success of trainees and organizational training program using various methods; determine methods of training that are most likely to succeed based on a given set of organizational objectives; evaluate the success of organizational training programs by reviewing the data from the results of such programs; and describe various types of organizational training programs and identify their key components and objectives.


This proficiency exam examines fundamental principles, problems and practices of entrepreneurship, focusing on providing students with a foundation of small business management skills and the creativity and knowledge of what it takes to develop a successful business. Major topics include: marketing strategies and principles including location, pricing methods, and funding, developing a successful online business, and elements of a good business plan and other aspects of business ownership.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Entrepreneurship, Management, Finance, or Human Resource Management (8/18).