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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Corporate College Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business in Society (BUS 320)

28 hours (7 weeks).
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.
July 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the economic, legal, ethical, political, and social questions and issues relating to business and society; assess the dynamics between business and society; promote ethical decision making; appraise media's role in the interaction of business and society; and evaluate how organizations impact the business/society relationship.


Major topics include: the relationship between business and society; corporate social responsibility, responsiveness, performance; business ethics fundamentals; business, government and regulations; the influence of business on government and public policy; consumer stakeholders; information issues and responses; product and service issues; the environment of stakeholder; business and addressing community stakeholders' issues. Students synthesize and utilize concepts thorough lectures, class discussions, case studies, debates, weekly readings and homework assignments, and written presentations. Assessment is based on a final project and case study, which critique students' application and integration of the theories and practices studied in class.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business in Society, Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sociology, or Operations Management (6/10) (12/15 revalidation) (10/21 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours. (Please note the subject matter areas listed in the exhibit were expanded in October 2021).