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National College Credit Recommendation Service

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:

December 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: compare and contrast the accounting standards framework, international accounting standards, and generally accepted accounting principles for documenting business financial activities; describe the accounting theory and principles utilized in development of proposed accounting recognition and reporting; analyze a financial report utilizing the current and proposed GAAP and explain the decision usefulness of the information; and discuss academic research in accounting and its usefulness incorporating an understanding of the foundation of accounting (the rules, theories and concepts that define what accounting is and what it is becoming.

Instruction:

Accounting Research & Communication is a graduate-level course designed to further the students' knowledge of effective accounting research and reporting. This course evaluates the elements of accounting theories and their implications. Accounting policy, research, and standard setting are examined. The course integrates recognition, reporting, analysis, theory, and guidance codification as it pertains to comprehensive financial accounting information as well as other topics concerning financial statement preparation and presentation. 

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 4 semester hours in Accounting Research, Accounting, or Business Administration (6/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

December 2021 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: outline the six sequential steps in financial statement analysis; analyze, interpret, and use financial statements; apply financial analysis tools, methods, and techniques to analyze a company's profitability; evaluate the quality of income statement and balance sheet information; and discuss the three valuation models.

Instruction:

Advanced Accounting is designed to prepare students to analyze, interpret, and use financial statements effectively, both from a general manager and from an investor perspective. The course will review and extend the topics introduced in Accounting and Financial Reporting, with an emphasis on value creation. Specifically, the course will introduce a thorough framework for financial statement analysis, focusing on (1) accounting analysis, (2) financial (ratio and cash flow) analysis, and (3) prospective (forecasting and valuation) analysis.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division degree category, 4 semester hours in Accounting, Advanced Accounting, or Business administration (6/22).

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

December 2021 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: perform basic data analyze and understand analyze performed by others; select and use the appropriate statistical techniques for analyzing data; and apply statistical reasoning to make data-driven decisions.

Instruction:

Applied Managerial Statistics is a graduate-level course designed to expand the students’ knowledge of data analytics. This course will enable students to leverage data, analyze data, and interpret results and make data driven decisions.

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Applied Statistics, Managerial Statistics, Business Statistics, Business Analytics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, or Mathematics (6/22).

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:

December 2021 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, demonstrate an understanding of fundamental ethical principles and philosophies and the importance of ethical behavior in the business world; analyze the available literature on business ethics to broaden the understanding about ethical challenges in various sectors of business; describe the obligations and responsibilities of business corporations towards the environment and society; apply critical thinking skills to evaluate ethical issues and conflicts in the corporate world and arrive at measures to resolve the apply ethical theories to real-life business situations and make rational decisions; apply knowledge of ethical principles and dilemmas to the corporate world; and demonstrate effective oral and written communication to respond to ethical issues.

Instruction:

Business Ethics and Policy is a graduate-level course designed to provide an examination of significant ethical issues and challenges in today’s professional business arena, including the manager’s social and environmental responsibility to stakeholders; ethical dilemmas and decision-making frameworks and approaches to personal, organizational, and societal levels; and real-world application and analysis of issues. 

Credit recommendation:

In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Ethics and Compliance, Ethics and Society, Corruption and Governance, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Media Ethics and Social Change, Applied Ethics, Public Ethics, Ethics and Democracy, Ethics and Contemporary Problems, Anti-corruption Studies, or Anti-corruption Compliance Action (6/22).

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).

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