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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

Business Plan Development (BUS-500)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


Business Plan Development (BUS-500) explores the creation and management of start-up businesses. It concentrates on the initial strategy, location, financing, staffing, daily activities, controls, and taxes. Students develop a business plan for a start-up business. The 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).