Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Business

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Small Business Management   (MAN-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Small Business Management is a course about planning, marketing, and managing a small business. It analyzes various theories and applications of management and addresses the current issues, ethical concerns, and legal regulations that have an impact on small business. The course also reviews the critical role that entrepreneurs play in our economy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain general theories of management that can be brought to bear on small business management.
  • Assess the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
  • Discuss the importance of planning in the context of a small business.
  • Create business and marketing plans.
  • Explain the importance, use, and preparation of accounting systems that form financial statements.
  • Discuss financial reporting, budgeting, and management control.
  • Discuss different approaches used in managing a small business.
  • Relate the many ways of marketing a small business.
  • Discuss the social, ethical, and legal environment surrounding small business management.

 
Small Business Management II   (MAN-433)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Second of two courses designed for those interested in learning how to start and manage a small business. It builds on the preceding course concerning the establishment of the small business and deals with management of the ongoing venture. The course takes a functional approach to managing the small business through planning, controlling, marketing, financing, and the management of human resources.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define the entrepreneurial process.
  • Create business-critical definitions: mission, ethics and value statements.
  • Discuss and compare the relationships between business ideas/opportunities, business and marketing plans.
  • Interpret the differences and synergies between effective management and effective leadership as they apply to small business.
  • Distinguish the characteristics of the successful small business entrepreneur.
  • Recognize & understand the myriad of legal issues of concern to small business.
  • Identify common risks associated with the establishment and operations of a small business.
  • Describe and define methods of risk management most relevant to small business.
  • Define and describe customer service and the importance to a small business.
  • Interpret the impact of “good” and “bad” customer service upon the business.
  • Appraise the importance of business branding.
  • Explain the principles of cash-flow management
  • Analyze the importance of networking with local business leaders and organizations.
  • Examine “being green” as it applies to business environmental responsibility.
  • Relate the elements of successful human resource management within the small business environment.

 
Business Mathematics   (BUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
With a growing need for record keeping, establishing budgets, and understanding finance, taxation, and investment opportunities, mathematics has become a greater part of our daily lives. Business Mathematics attempts to apply mathematics to daily business experiences. Success in business relies more than ever upon the ability of managers to keep careful records, establish budgets, and understand finance, taxation, and investment opportunities. This course will help you use mathematics to your advantage in your daily business practices.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Basic equations and formulas
  • Balancing a checkbook and filling out a simple tax return
  • Business insurance and personal insurance
  • Business discounts, pricing, and inventory control
  • Simple interest, compound interest, notes, and bank discounts
  • Credit and credit purchases
  • Annuities, amortization, and depreciation
  • Financial statements, cash flow, and ratios
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Some basic ideas of statistics.

Available by DSST exam. 
Business in Society   (BUS-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Analyzes the interrelationship and influences among business, society and government.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Evaluate, and set in an historic context, the respective roles of the public, business, and government as an interactive system in our society.
  • Outline a stakeholder management framework emphasizing the social and ethical responsibilities of business to both external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze how business ethics relates to various positions within a business hierarchy.
  • Hypothesize how ethical and moral considerations can be integrated into the decision-making process for managers within organizations.
  • Outline a plan to identify stakeholders and illustrate ways to incorporate their concerns into an organization's strategy and operations.
  • Analyze how changing workplace demands and the need for companies to downsize can be balanced with protecting the needs of workers.
  • Assess the influence of environmental forces, both economic and non-economic, on business and their impact on public values, expectations and demands. What influence do these forces have on political processes and in turn on corporations and other businesses?
  • Analyze how globalization, ecological concerns, and ethical norms affect corporate stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the social and ethical impact of business on society as a whole.
  • Defend the need for government regulation of business.
  • Justify the importance of business having social (as well as economic) responsibilities to society.

Available by TECEP exam.  
Applied Business Forecasting   (BUS-430)   3.00 s.h.  
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Presents a range of concepts useful for business, economic and financial forecasting. Introduces the types of forecasts required, simple time-series models, data series smoothing techniques, trend-line fitting and forecasting, linear regression time-series forecasting, and Box-Jenkins models. Examines the selection of appropriate techniques in various business situations and utilizes selected software for business forecasting. 
EDP Applications and Systems Version 2   (CAP-154)   3.00 s.h.  
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To instruct students in Business Systems concepts such as: systems concepts, components of a business computer system, file design, payroll, accounts receivable, inventory etc. This course covers business applications and systems, the techniques of systems analysis, computer programming and systems documentation. Emphasis is placed on basic accounting principles.  
Business Italian II   (ITA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of the vocabulary, protocol and styles of correspondence, and documents common to the Italian-speaking business world.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Additional vocabulary in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Additional protocol and styles of correspondence in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Continued knowledge of one aspect of the Italian-speaking business world (a particular industry, discipline, etc.).

 
Advanced Journalism   (JOU-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing and reporting for beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Compare and contrast journalistic skills and techniques used when covering beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Analyze how innovations in technology have impacted journalistic techniques and legal and ethical principles

 
Advanced Concepts in Paralegal Studies: Business and Finance   (LES-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Advanced Concept in Paralegal Studies: Business & Finance Formation, operation, sale, and dissolution of businesses, going public; leveraged buyouts, securities; U.C.C.; and trusts and estates are reviewed in detail with documentation employed by law firms and legal departments. The student is trained to function in major areas of business and financial law. In addition, students continue their study of litigation and real estate. 
Planning and Growing New Ventures   (MAN-434)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on how entrepreneurs turn small businesses into larger businesses. Includes planning, forecasting sales, increasing production, designing new products or services, designing distribution and managing a sales force, managing personnel, using strategic linkages with other companies to increase market presence, and working with a growing customer base. Discusses how to manage a small firm in hard financial times. Offers students an opportunity to develop comprehensive business plans for new or existing businesses as term projects. 
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