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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Business and Accounting - Coopersmith Career Consulting

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences in Business and Accounting - Coopersmith Career Consulting

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2022 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: outline the role, purpose, and importance of an accounting information system; describe the meaning of risk assessment and explain how they affect accounting roles; identify the standard internal controls and discuss how to apply them to an accounting information system; describe the appropriate internal controls that will reduce risk within an Organization; and summarize the relationship between ethics and decision making.

Instruction:

Accounting Information Systems (ACC-500) is a graduate-level course designed to further the students' knowledge of accounting information systems and their role in the accounting world. Several topics will be discussed, including the life cycle of software development, emerging technology, internal controls, information system auditing, hardware, software, e-commerce, and the role of information systems.

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, Accounting Information Systems, or Financial Accounting (2/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: outline the role, purpose, and importance of an accounting information system; describe the meaning of risk assessment and explain how they affect accounting roles; identify the standard internal controls and discuss how to apply them to an accounting information system; describe the appropriate internal controls that will reduce risk within an Organization; and summarize the relationship between ethics and decision making.

Instruction:

Accounting Information Systems (ACC-500) is a graduate-level course designed to further the students' knowledge of accounting information systems and their role in the accounting world. Several topics will be discussed, including the life cycle of software development, emerging technology, internal controls, information system auditing, hardware, software, e-commerce, and the role of information systems.

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, Accounting Information Systems, or Financial Accounting (2/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

Dates:

August 2017 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define the communication process and explain the importance of effective business communication; explain how diversity in organizations affects business communications; identify techniques and strategies for improving interpersonal communications; describe social media tools and explain how they are changing the nature of business communications; explain how computer technologies are used for communicating in the business environment, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and presentation software); evaluate business messages, reports, and proposals; and develop and deliver oral presentations.

Instruction:

This course provides students with knowledge and skills to effectively communicate in global business environments. Students identify and use computer technologies and social media tools for conducting interpersonal communications with diverse organizations. Additionally, students develop and evaluate both written and oral business communications.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Communications, Cultural Studies, Arts, Education or College Success (8/17) (2/22 revalidation). NOTE: Completion of four writing assignments, one audio/visual presentation and a final examination is a requirement for students who want to access credit recommendations.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

March 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss how a business operates within multiple markets; compare and contrast the major relationships between a business organization and its stakeholders; describe the relationship between a stakeholder and a business they have invested in; summarize business’s social responsibilities and how to balance them against its economic and legal responsibilities; and outline the key concepts and principles that can be used by managers as they cope with the firm’s various stakeholders and challenges, such as corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, governmental regulation, political action tactics, strategic philanthropy and crisis management. 

Instruction:

Business Environment and Concepts (BUS-550) is a graduate-level course designed to provide an overview of the knowledge and skills that are needed by a professional accountant must demonstrate when offering professional services. This course seeks to present an integrated overview of the social, ethical, legal, regulatory, political, technological, environmental, and international constraints, opportunities, and responsibilities facing business organizations and business managers. In particular, the focus is on corporate manager and business decision-making in the context of a domestic and international business environment. Organizational stakeholders, individuals or groups that affect or are affected by the business organization, are targeted in an understanding of their interests, power, and coalitions – that is, their salience – and how business managers may better manage these stakeholders in cooperative engagement for the betterment of business, and the civil society.

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, or Ethics (2/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the changes affecting managerial; clarify why self-awareness is vital to professional effectiveness and well-being; develop a personal brand that is consistent with how it should be perceived; describe how trust contributes to individual and organizational effectiveness; contrast what does and does not predict happiness; explain how jobs can affect health; and analyze how to use cross-cultural etiquette effectively in an organization.

Instruction:

This course provides students with professional behavior guidelines, including: suggestions on the standards of appearance, actions and attitude in the business environment, and handling a variety of social and business situations, networking meetings, and meals.  Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management, Marketing, or Human Resources (4/19).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

March 2022 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: articulate the theory of supply and demand and its effects on the marketplace; explain the important of gross domestic product in measuring national economies and determining economic policy; record various inputs to financial spreadsheets and balance sheets, including debits, credits and balances; Use accrual and cash basis principles to complete and adjust balance sheets and other financial statements; analyze financial statements and company performance from financial statements; compute interest rates, future and present values and payments using Excel or a similar spreadsheet program.

Instruction:

Business Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (ACC-105) gives students a survey of the basic principles of many areas related to accounting and finance as they relate to business and business decision-making. The course covers the basic tenets of economics, such as supply and demand and gross domestic product. The course also covers the basics of accounting, including balance sheets, financial statements and various types of assets and debts. Finally, it covers the basics of finance, including the time value of money and the basics of stocks and bonds. The course is designed to familiarize students with the underlying principles of these basic principles to facilitate further study in these areas.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, or Introduction to Business (2/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

November 2020 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: assess the legal and ethical consequences of business decisions and the impacts of business on the welfare of the greater society; determine when and where a dispute can be settled in a legal forum; solve business-related problems by applying laws and legal concepts; discuss and apply functional areas of law such as torts, business organizations, contracts, sales, and real property; and apply business law concepts to hypothetical scenarios.

Instruction:

Business Law (BUS-312) is a self-study course that culminates in a final examination. The course explores the fundamentals of litigation, laws of torts, contracts, business organizations, sales and property under the Uniform Commercial Code and various other common law and statutory law sources.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Law, Management, Marketing, or Human Resources (11/20).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

April 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the stages and elements of the negotiation process; compile the skills and techniques of a successful negotiator; differentiate negotiation styles and mental models, analyze their own behavior in negotiations; contrast the methods to counter manipulation and psychological press in negotiations; discuss the actions taken at different stages of negotiations; explain the important of pre-negotiation and post-negotiation phases and compare the roles and functions in negotiation teams; analyze the skills of organizing and managing negotiation teams; clarify the purposes of the best alternative to a negotiated agreement; and differentiate between positions from interests in negotiations.

Instruction:

This course provides students with the ability to develop analytical and communication skills necessary for successful negotiations, as a complex three-stage process, consisting of preparation, negotiating, and post-negotiation implementation and evaluation. Instruction combines both theoretical knowledge of leading negotiation scholars and practical experience through learning by doing.  Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management, Marketing, Paralegal Studies, Operations Management, Human Resources, or Entrepreneurship Studies (4/19).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2022 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe entrepreneurial activity and its application; discuss the strategic, tactical, and operational roles and functions of the management of the entrepreneurial venture; prepare a successful business plan; and outline the proper ethical and legal foundation applied to entrepreneurship and new business ventures.

Instruction:

Business Plan Development (BUS-500) explores the creation and management of start-up businesses. It concentrates on initial strategy, location, financing, staffing, daily activities, controls, and taxes. Students develop a business plan for a start-up business. This course evaluates the necessary qualities and characteristics of a thriving entrepreneurial profile and helps students recognize and determine the steps required to design and develop a for-profit start-up business and open and operate a small business enterprise. It describes the primary forms of small business ownership and identifies the necessary financial competencies needed by the entrepreneur and further utilizes information, financial estimates and projections, logic, and critical thinking required to recognize opportunities and address minor business problems in a multicultural, ethical, legal, and competitive environment.

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, or Management (2/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

March 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the various leadership theories and concepts; analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various leaders; apply principles of leadership to specific situations; summarize the characteristics of effective and ethical leadership; and articulate the skills necessary to be an effective leader who can navigate today's global marketplace.

Instruction:

Concepts in Leadership (BUS-355) is designed to provide a basic introduction to leadership by focusing on being a good leader. The emphasis of the course is on the practice of leadership. The course examines topics such as the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their leadership performance.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Leadership, Psychology, or Philosophy (2/22).

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