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session ii

October 26 - December 18

Register by October 30, 2020

Examines the uses of accounting data for planning and control in organizations. Topics include cost classification, profit planning, activity based costing, flexible budgets, marginal and break-even analysis. Computer usage is integrated. Not open to Accounting concentration.
Prerequisite: ACCT 238

A continuation of ACCT 241. Topics include long-term assets, current liabilities, long-term debt and contingencies, and owners’ equity. Includes computer usage.

Prerequisite: ACCT 241

This course includes a survey of basic theories of the human communication process, and an examination of communication in the following contexts: (1) interpersonal communication, (2) inter/intra cultural communications, (3) group communication, (4) mass communication, and (5) organizational communication.

The course is designed to develop students as critical writers, readers, and researchers. It will prioritize critical reading, interpretation of both primary and secondary texts, and analysis of these texts. The course will focus on fostering original thinking and interaction with a variety of scholarship and research methods as students are introduced to college-level, academic research. This course will help students to reflect on the uses of reading and writing in an effort to better understand themselves, their communities, and the world. CritWRR sections will explore topical content related to contemporary themes and controversies.

Prerequisite: ENGL 105 or ENGL 212

An introduction to the macroeconomic concepts of employment, income, and output, with an emphasis on their measurement and determination. The impact of policy decisions on the business cycle is investigated.

General principles of business finance focusing on markets, analysis, interest rates, the time value of money, the valuation of securities and capital allocation within the firm. Formerly FIN 203 - Principles of Finance.

Prerequisite: ACCT 238, MATH 117

Hiring qualified talent is no guarantee that these employees will achieve their potential. Without nurturing, much of this talent will remain untapped and wasted. High performing workforces are the result of continuous development and effective motivational strategy. Based on sound motivational theory, this course examines why people work and what organizations should know and do in order to create winning teams.

Prerequisite: HRM 213 or PSY 151 or SOC 161

ITM 202 prepares students to analyze data and solve real-life business problems, using spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools. This course introduces students to the problem solving, decision-making, and presentation skills they will need to be successful both at the College and in a business environment. Using intermediate/advanced functions in Excel and beginner/ intermediate functions in Microsoft Access, students will complete exercises and case studies to solve problems in a variety of business disciplines that include accounting, finance, marketing, management, and information systems.

Prerequisite: ITM 123 and FIN 303

This course introduces students to the world of information systems from a manager’s perspective. The modern business relies on hardware, software, networks, and databases. This class will delve into those technologies and learn how they support a firm’s operations. We will pay particular attention to analytics and how data informs business decisions and predict future trends. Modern case studies and issues relating to technology in business, like ethics and cyberthreats, will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: ITM 123

Leading Strategic Initiatives provides seniors the opportunity to apply their mastery of the business core knowledge, learned during four years of study at Nichols College. Students are expected to look at their roles in business as applied to local, corporate and international level strategies. Students will demonstrate business and leadership knowledge through an intensive case study pedagogy designed to assess and reinforce key intellectual disciplines and leadership skills.

Prerequisite: LEAD 101, MGMT 365, and 72 completed credit hours

A working knowledge of business law is important to every member of society, as the law applies to us all --- from individuals to organizations. This course is a broad introduction to U.S. law, concentrating on basic knowledge of the legal system and its impacts on commerce. Business Law begins with an overview of the judicial system and alternative dispute resolution. After a brief look at criminal law and civil liability, we focus on contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), business formation, agency relationships and intellectual property. This course will also introduce students to ethical constructs and ethics-based decision making.

Prerequisite: A minimum of 27 completed credits

Investigates the interaction of ethics with the operation of business, political, academic and religious institutions. Examines ethics and the law, and attempts to establish guidelines for personal and institutional conduct.

This course is designed to enhance students professional and communication skills in order to develop and maintain a professional career path. As a seminar course it is highly interactive and will cover the following topics: interpersonal communication, professional writing, networking, the job search process, career resources, and mock interviewing. It is recommended to take this course as close to the student’s anticipated graduation date as possible. At the end of this course, students will have an updated resume and cover letter to prepare them for their professional lives.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolio development. It provides a series of structured activities and systematic approaches for the student to prepare for petitioning for credit for learning outside the traditional classroom. SEM 445 satisfies the requirement for SEM 444.

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Amanda White

Director of Evening Undergraduate Programs & Competency Based Education


129 Center Road Dudley MA 01571