Affordable evening classes to help you get ahead or get back into the swing, open to matriculated students and lifelong learners with easy credit transfers and convenient scheduling.

Spring session I

February 1 – March 21, 2021

Register by January 18, 2021

The accounting professional is an information specialist. As a result, the profession requires a depth of technical understanding in a dynamic and evolving business environment. This course will teach students about the fundamental technical concepts underlying corporate information. This will include how to document and follow the flow of data throughout an organization, an understanding of the systems and processes used to generate information, an explanation of the common accounting transaction cycles and how to protect information from fraud or abuse.

Prerequisite: ACCT 238, ITM 209

A study of complex accounting topics and analytical procedures. Topics include revenue recognition, accounting for investments, pensions, leases, and income taxes; accounting changes, errors, incomplete records, and analysis of cash flows. Computer usage is integrated.

Prerequisite: ACCT 242

This course will examine the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America, from its origins in the years after the Civil War to the current Black Lives Matter movement. Students will learn how the development of the NAACP, the Great Migration and World War II helped ignite the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Students will study numerous events related to the struggle for civil rights, including the murder of Emmett Till, school integration, student sit-ins, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Students will complete a research project on a person or event related to the Civil Rights Movement.

This course introduces students to the fundamental practices involved in effective human resource management, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, compensation, employment law, and employee rights. HR theory and practice is emphasized within the context of improving organizational productivity and developing employee potential.

Virtually every US company now faces competition from abroad, and the fortunes of most US firms, large and small, are inextricably bound to the global economy. Company HR Departments must have a global perspective to remain competitive. And all managers, especially HR professionals, must develop a sensitivity to global issues and practices. This course will focus on several aspects of human resources in a global context: labor practices in developing countries; multinational companies’ strategies in complying with international ethical principles; and how companies can manage global operations in a manner that results in a successful experience for both the employee and the firm.

Prerequisite: HRM 213

This course explores the impact on project management of culture, language variations, religious, regulatory and legal practices, technology penetration, temporal orientation, gender issues, corruption, ethics, personal liberty and political contexts. Students learn how to meet global projects challenges through efficient use of practices and technology. The course provides hands-n application of project management, in line with the Project Management Institute (PMI) body of knowledge (PMBoK), and utilizes available case studies and examples from companies to help students sharpen the skills needed to recognize and foster a successful international project environment.

Prerequisite: MGMT 227

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

A first course in probability and statistics covering descriptive statistics, correlation, linear regression, probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Practical applications using the Microsoft Excel software package will be stressed.

Prerequisite: MATH 117 or MATH 122 or MATH 190

This course provides a set of Operations Management concepts and tools for your use in managing your organization and in gaining competitive advantage. The course is structured to provide you with practical and relevant applications of these tools. It recognizes the key role of processes in business and explores the elements which impact these business processes. It is equally suited for either the manufacturing sector or the service sector. Key elements include operations strategy, process design and improvement and process layout, capacity management, technology, the role of quality and quality systems, and the management of the supply chain, including inventory, forecasting and scheduling.

Prerequisite: EPS 227 or MGMT 227, ECON 221, and FIN 303

An examination of the process of marketing to business, institutional, and governmental markets. The course focuses on business buyers and the development of marketing strategies for business goods and services.

Prerequisite: MKCM 202

Spring session II

March 22 – May 9, 2021

Register by March 8, 2021

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 course designed to give the accounting student an understanding of auditing theory. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, audit reports, professional ethics, fraud auditing, internal control, and sampling and evidence gathering techniques.

Prerequisite: ACCT 242

This course examines the fundamentals of cybersecurity and various measures to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. Students will look at the current challenges of combating cybercrime and ways to avoid becoming a victim through real-world case studies and discussions of cybersecurity best practices. Students will learn key terms, concepts, and techniques to apply cybersecurity both at home and in work environments. Finally, the course delves into understanding the current cyber crime trends and threats posed to individuals and organizations in and through cyberspace.

This course is an introduction to issues in interpersonal communication, examined from the perspective of communication competence, with an emphasis on improving interpersonal skills and increasing communication competence in everyday social and professional exchanges. The course covers an array of concepts and theories including developmental and cultural influences, the power of words, non-verbal communication, mindful listening, conflict management, friendship, and intimate romantic relationships.

Prerequisite: LEAD 101

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.

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

This course provides fundamental knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship which focus on the process of establishing and successfully operating a new business. Entrepreneurship is setting up a freestanding new business and accepting the risks of time, effort, and money associated with such a venture. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to craft an initial plan for the start-up of a new business, including a working knowledge of permits, fees and municipal registration requirements and the development of a simple business plan.

Prerequisite: EPS 227 or MGMT 227

The global business world is a fast-paced environment. Maintaining relevance in the midst of dynamic change can be challenging. This seminar monitors and addresses current business leaders, fresh managerial theories, and innovative practices in a way that helps synthesize new trends with classic management models. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to craft the initial steps of his/her business career.

Prerequisite: EPS 227 or MGMT 227, HRM 213, MGMT 365, and 72 credit hours earned

The course reviews human development from pregnancy and prenatal development through old age with a unique balance and depth of coverage across all age groups. We will examine the physical and intellectual changes humans undergo from conception through death. With an emphasis on modern cultural and societal issues ranging from homophobia to family violence, this course builds on the basic themes of life-span development.

Prerequisite: PSY 151

The major living religions of the world are studied as expressions of ultimate concern within their historical, theological, and social contexts. Both eastern and western religions are studied.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s professional and communication skills in order to develop and maintain a positive environment at work while preparing for future advancement opportunities. As a seminar course, Professional Development Seminar is highly interactive and will cover the following topics: personal branding, professional writing, business communication, networking, the interview and job search processes, career resources, mock interviewing, salary negotiations/benefits, and goal setting.

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Amanda White

Director of Evening Undergraduate Programs & Competency Based Education


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