Category Business

  • Financial Accounting [3 Credit Hours-CLEP]

    This Financial Accounting course satisfies the requirements for the CLEP Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the CLEP Exam Overview as follows:

    • General Topics-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Rules of Double-Entry Accounting/Transaction Analysis/Accounting Equation, The Accounting Cycle, Business Ethics, Purpose of, Presentation of, and Relationships Between Financial Statements, Forms of Business
    • The Income Statement-Presentation Format Issues, Recognition of Revenue and Expenses, Cost of Goods Sold, Irregular Items (i.e. Discontinued Operations, Extraordinary Items, etc.), Profitability Analysis
    • The Balance Sheet- Cash and Internal Controls, Valuation of Accounts and Notes Receivable (Including Bad Debts), Valuation of Inventories, Acquisition and Disposal of Long-Term Assets, Depreciation/Amortization/Depletion, Intangible Assets (i.e. Patents, Goodwill, etc.), Accounts and Notes Payable, Long-Term Liabilities (i.e. Bonds Payable), Owner's Equity, Preferred and Common Stock, Retained Earnings, Liquidity, Solvency, and Activity Analysis
    • Statement of Cash Flows-Indirect Method, Cash Flow Analysis, Operating, Financing and Investing Activities
    • Miscellaneous-Investments, Contingent Liabilities

  • Human Resource Management – Upper Level [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Human Resource Management course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • An Overview of the Human Resource Management Field- Historical Development, Human Resource Functions, The Role and Qualification of the Human Resource Manager, Ethical Aspects of Human Resource Decision Making
    • Human Resource Planning- Strategic Human Resource Issues, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion, Job Analysis and Job Design
    • Staffing/Talent Acquisition- Recruiting, Selection, Promotions and Transfers, Reduction-In-Force, Voluntary Turnover, Retirement and Succession Planning
    • Training and Development- Onboarding, Career Planning, Principles of Learning, Training Programs and Methods (i.e. Needs Assessment, Evaluation, etc.), Development Programs
    • Performance Management (Appraisals)- Reasons for Performance Evaluation, Techniques, Challenges
    • Compensation and Benefits- Job Evaluation, Wage and Salary Administration, Compensation Systems (i.e. Performance Related Pay, Executive Compensation, etc.), Benefits (Mandatory and Voluntary)
    • Safety and Health- Occupational Accidents and Illness, Quality of Work Life and Wellness, Workplace Security
    • Employment Law- Equal Employment Opportunity Laws (i.e. Civil Right Act, Title VII, ADA, ADEA), Compensation and Benefits Related Laws (i.e. ERISA, FMLA, FLSA), Health, Safety and Employee Rights Laws (i.e. OSHA, WARN)
    • Labor Relations- Role of Labor Unions, Labor Laws (i.e. NLRA, Taft-Hartley Act, Civil Service Reform Act), Labor Laws, Collective Bargaining, Unionized vs. Non-Unionized Work Settings, Contract Management
    • Current Issues and Trends-Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Changing Patterns of Work Relationships (i.e. Virtual Office, Contingent Workers, Autonomous Work Groups), Global HR Environment, Social Media, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

  • Introduction to Business [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Introduction to Business course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • Foundations of Business- Forms of Business Ownership, Government and Business, Economics of Business
    • Functions of Business- Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Production and Operations, Management Information Systems, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship
    • Contemporary Issues- Role of Technology and E-Commerce, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Global Business Environment

  • Labor Relations [3 Credit Hours-ECE]

    This Labor Relations course satisfies the requirements for the ECE Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the ECE Exam Detail as follows:

    • Overview of Labor Relations in the United States
    • American Labor History
    • American Labor Law in the Private Sector
    • The Organizing Process
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Contract Administration
    • Labor Arbitration
    • The Public Sector
    • Labor Relations Abroad

  • Money and Banking – Upper Level Course [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Money and Banking course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • The Role and Kinds of Money-Alternative Definitions of Money, Money and Other Assets
    • Commercial Banks and Other Financial Intermediaries-Regulation of the Banking Industry, Structure of the Banking Industry, Operation and Management of Financial Markets and Intermediaries, Deposit Insurance
    • Money and Macroeconomic Activity-Basic Classical and Keynesian Economics, Monetarism and Rational Expectations, Money and Inflation
    • Central Banking and the Federal Reserve System-Historical and Philosophical Framework, Structure and Organization, Current Monetary Management
    • Monetary Policy in the United States-Policy Effectiveness, Conducting Monetary Policy, Interest Rates and the Impact on Money Supply, Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy, The Financial Crisis of 2008/2009
    • The International Monetary System-International Banking, International Monetary Institutions and Debt Crisis, International Payments and Exchange Rates, Monetary Policy in Conjunction with Exchange Rate

  • Organizational Behavior [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Organizational Behavior course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • Organizational Behavior Overview-The Field of Organizational Behavior (i.e. Definition and Framework, Fundamental Concepts, History), The Study of Organizational Behavior (i.e. Scientific Approaches, Research Designs, Data Collection Methods)
    • Individual Processes and Characteristics- Perceptual Processes, Personality, Attitudes and Emotions, Learning Processes, Motivation, Work Stress
    • Interpersonal and Group Processes-Group Dynamics, Group Behavior and Conflict, Leadership and Influences, Power and Politics, Communication Processes
    • Organizational Processes and Characteristics-Organizational Decision-Making, Organization Structure and Design, Organization Culture
    • Change and Development Processes-Basic Processes, Concepts of Change, Applications of Techniques of Change and Development

  • Personal Finance [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Personal Finance course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • Foundations of Business-Financial Goals and Values, Budgeting and Financial Statements, Cash Management, Economic Terminology, Institutional Aspects of Financial Planning
    • Credit and Debit-Credit and Debit Cards, Installment Loans, Interest Calculations, Federal Credit Laws, Creditworthiness, Credit Scoring and Reporting, Bankruptcy
    • Major Purchases-Auto, Furniture, Appliances, Housing
    • Taxes-Payroll, Income, IRS and Audits, Estate and Gift, Tax Planning/Estimating, Progressive vs. Regressive, Other Taxes (i.e. Excise, Property, Sales and Gas), Tax Professionals
    • Insurance-Risk Management, Life Policies, Property and Liability Policies, Health Insurance, Disability Insurance and Long-Term Care Policies, Specialty Insurance (i.e. Professional, Malpractice, Antiques), Insurance Analysis and Sources of Information
    • Investments-Liquid Assets, Bonds, Equities, Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds, Other Investments (i.e. Commodities, Precious Metals, Real Estate and Derivatives), Sources of Information, Time Value of Money, Asset/Portfolio Allocation
    • Retirement and Estate Planning-Terminology (Vesting, Maturity, Rollovers), Qualified Retirement Accounts (IRA, ROTH IRA, SEP, Keogh, 401(k), 403 (b)), Social Security Benefits, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Tax-Deferred Annuities

  • Principles of Finance [3 Credit Hours-DSST]

    This Principles of Finance course satisfies the requirements for the DSST Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the DSST Exam Fact Sheet as follows:

    • Financial Statements and Planning-Fundamentals of Financial Statements (i.e. Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flows, Statement of Owner Equity), Ratio Analysis (i.e. Liquidity, Solvency, Market Prospect, Profitability, Dupont), Taxes (i.e. Average Versus Marginal Tax Rates, Corporate Tax Rates)
    • Time Value of Money- Present Value (Lump Sum and Annuity), Future Value (Lump Sum and Annuity), Annuity Due vs. Ordinary Annuity, Interest Rate Calculations (i.e. Equivalent Annual Rate (EAR), Annualized Percentage Rate (APR)
    • Working Capital Management-Short-Term Source of Funds, Management of Short-Term Assets and Liabilities (i.e. Inventory, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Short-Term Investments), Cash Budget
    • Valuation and Characteristics of Stocks and Bonds-Bonds (i.e. Debenture, Sinking Funds, Coupon), Common Stock and Preferred Stock (i.e. Dividend)
    • Capital Budgeting-Capital Asset (i.e. Building and Equipment), Project Cash Flow Forecasting and Analysis (i.e. Incremental, Total, Pro Forma)
    • Financial Analysis Tools (i.e. Net Present Value, Payback, Accounting Rate of Return (APR), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Break Even and Sensitivity Analysis
    • Cost of Capital-Cost of Debt, Cost of Equity (i.e. Common and Preferred Stock), Weighted Average Cost of Capital
    • Risk and Return-Expected Return on an Asset and a Portfolio, Measures of Risk (i.e. Standard Deviation, Beta), Determinants of Interest Rates (i.e. Real and Nominal), Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and Security Market Line (SML) (i.e. Beta and Risk Premium), Diversification (i.e. Market Risk, Company Specific Risk, Portfolio Risk)
    • International Financial Management-Impact of Exchange Rates on International Financial Markets, Currency Risk and Political Risk, Tools (i.e. Spot vs. Forward, Hedging)

  • Principles of Management [3 Credit Hours-CLEP]

    This Principles of Management course satisfies the requirements for the CLEP Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the CLEP Exam Overview as follows:

    • Organization and Human Resources-Personnel Administration, Human Relations and Motivation, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal, Organizational Development, Legal Concerns, Workforce Diversity, Recruiting and Selecting, Compensation and Benefits, Collective Bargaining
    • Operational Aspects of Management-Operations Planning and Control, Work Scheduling, Quality Management (i.e. TQM), Information Processing and Management, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Productivity
    • Functional Aspects of Management-Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling, Authority, Decision Making, Organization Charts, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Budgeting, Problem Solving, Group Dynamics and Team Functions, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Change, Organizational Theory, Historical Aspects
    • International Management and Contemporary Issues-Value Dimensions, Regional Economic Integration, Trading Alliances, Global Environment, Social Responsibilities of Business, Ethics, Systems, Environment, Government Regulation, Management Theories and Theorists, E-Business, Creativity and Innovation

  • Principles of Marketing [3 Credit Hours-CLEP]

    This Principles of Marketing course satisfies the requirements for the CLEP Standardized Exam. When completed, this course allows the user to measure knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of material contained in this course per the CLEP Exam Overview as follows:

    • Role of Marketing in Society-Ethics, Nonprofit Marketing, International Marketing
    • Role of Marketing in a Firm-Marketing Concept, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Environment, Marketing Decision System, Marketing Research, Marketing Information System
    • Target Marketing-Consumer Behavior, Segmentation, Positioning, Business-to-Business Markets
    • Marketing Mix-Product and Service Management, Branding, Pricing Policies, Distribution Channels and Logistics, Integrated Marketing