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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

Fundamentals of Management (BUS-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

Version 1: September 2013 - April 2023. Version 2: May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: outline the organizational management structures typical for most organizations; assist in planning and strategic management of organizations; propose methods by which organizational decisions can be made in a variety of circumstances; define and explain the concept of entrepreneurship and specific problems that arise in the course of new venture management; describe issues that typically arise during the process of organizational change and innovation; identify and help solve issues that arise in managing human resources and the behavior of individuals within an organization; propose ideas that would help motivate employees to improve their performance; explain the importance of leadership and influence processes to the performance of organizations; outline the importance of communication in organizations and steps that could be taken to improve the same; and prescribe steps that may be taken to improve the managing of groups and teams, the control process and operations, and quality and productivity.


Version 1 and 2: This self-study course examines fundamental management concepts and managerial responsibilities in both formal and informal organizational structures by providing students with a foundation of management principles. Major topics include: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and staffing.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management or Business (9/13) (8/18 revalidation). Version 2: In the associate /certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management or Business (5/23 revalidation).