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South Dakota CPA-Continuing Professional Education

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Course Level:
Basic

Course Description

A manager’s success depends largely on his or her ability to manage a company’s assets. This mission is complicated by the interdependent nature of a company’s finances. One short – term financial problem, such as cash flow shortage, can cause a longer – term credit problem, such as denials for bank loans. The successful manager must be able to quickly identify and resolve such short – term problems in order to prevent long – term deleterious effects. This course is intended for effective business managers and entrepreneurs and is designed to help managers pinpoint, remedy, and prevent business and financial problems. The course covers every facet of daily financial business management and also points out potential ripple effect problems that could affect other sectors of business operations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Become familiar with over 100 common business problems. Understand each of these problems thoroughly by evaluating each problem with a six – step system:
a. Detecting Early Warning Signs
b. Prognosis and Diagnosis
c. Analysis and Evaluation
d. Remedy
e. Preventative Measures
f. Ripple Effect.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Pricing, Sales, and Advertising Miss Margins
  • Chapter 2: Inventory and Production Shortfalls
  • Chapter 3: Profit Targets Are Off
  • Chapter 4: Risk – Return Unbalance
  • Chapter 5: Inability to Finance Weakens Business Development
  • Chapter 6: Business Control Threatened
  • Chapter 7: Cash Flow Disturbances
  • Chapter 8: Mess in Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Chapter 9: Lackluster Financial Statements
  • Chapter 10: Costs Out of Control
  • Chapter 11: Budgeting and Cost Control Problems
  • Chapter 12: Fragile Internal Controls
  • Chapter 13: Tax Planning and Preparatio.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is a one stop problem solver for today’s busy executive. It is the sequel to Secrets of the MBA: Concepts and Strategies. The course is a working guide to help the student quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to do, what to watch out for, and how to do it, in the complex world of business.

    Within this practical, quick, and useful course, the student will find ratios, formulas, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help analyze and evaluate any business – related problem. Part one takes the student through accounting principles and guidelines for evaluating a company’s financial health. The student will have an increased understanding of various financial statements and their implications. The student will be exposed to Corporate Responsibility Law, better known as the Sarbanes – Oxley (SOX) Act. Part two takes a look at financial analysis tools, financial metrics, and financing methods for decision making. Part three takes the student through the seemingly complex world of quantitative analysis. Here the student will find statistics for forecasting and validity testing. Decision theories, including linear programming, leaning curve theory, and queuing models, are presented concisely and comprehensively to help the student use these sophisticated techniques with relative ease. Finally, the student will learn how computer applications facilitate many complex procedures. This course has been designed in question and answer format in order to address the pertinent issues that arise during the course of business.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    After completing this course, the student will be able to answer numerous questions including but not limited to:

  • What are financial statements? What is their significance?
  • Why is the statement of cash flows so important?
  • What are the major categories of financial ratios?
  • Can you improve the return to stockholders through financial leverage?
  • What factors should be considered when evaluating a product line?
  • Can you achieve cost reduction through life – cycle costing?
  • What is leverage and what are the different types of leverage?
  • How does inflation impact capital budgeting?
  • How do you choose between mutually exclusive investments?
  • How do income tax factors affect investment decisions?
  • What factors should I consider when selecting an investment portfolio?
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Financial Statements, the Sarbanes – Oxley Act, and Corporate Governance
  • Chapter 2: How to Evaluate and Improve a Company’s Financial Performance
  • Chapter 3: Internal Accounting Applications for Your Company
  • Chapter 4: Cost – Profit – Volume Analysis, Operating Leverage, and Discounting Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Capital Budgeting
  • Chapter 6: Assets Management, Financing Techniques, and Portfolio Theory
  • Chapter 7: Decision Making with Statistics and Forecasting
  • Chapter 8: Making Use of Quantitative Decision Making
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 17 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 17 $204

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach the student the essential knowledge of supervision, and the key role that the supervisor plays in today’s organizations. In most organizations, it is widely known that the supervisory job is both demanding and exact. Success or failure of an entire organization is often conditioned by the competency at the supervisory level. This course attempts to present and discuss the issues essential to being a successful supervisor. It is designed to meet the special needs of a person aspiring to a supervisory job, and the practicing supervisor. The course is applicable to all types of supervisory jobs whether in manufacturing, service, or not – for – profit organizations. For the potential supervisor, the course affords a concise but complete presentation and acquaintance with the many problems that will be confronted. For the experienced supervisor, the material provides an overall review, a broadening of supervisory horizons, and a kindling of new and fresh thinking in the supervisory area.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the purpose of a supervisor.
  • Explain and give examples of the factors that limit supervision.
  • Describe the roles and duties of a supervisor.
  • Detail and list the items that fall under a supervisor’s authority and responsibility.
  • Ascertain why supervisors fail.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: The Supervisor’s Role
  • Chapter 2: Making Sound Decisions
  • Chapter 3: Objectives and Supervision
  • Chapter 4: Supervisory Planning and Control
  • Chapter 5: Organizing and Delegating
  • Chapter 6: Communicating with Employees
  • Chapter 7: Motivating Employees
  • Chapter 8: Employee Development
  • Chapter 9: Building Team Effort
  • Chapter 10: Counseling and Appraising
  • Chapter 11: Handling Absenteeism and Tardiness
  • Chapter 12: Handling Conflict
  • Chapter 13: Supervising Minority Groups
  • Chapter 14: Supervising Employees with Special Problems
  • Chapter 15: Living with the Labor Contract
  • Chapter 16: Applying Discipline
  • Chapter 17: Cost Reduction and Methods Improvement
  • Chapter 18: Safety and the Supervisor
  • Chapter 19: Ethics and Organizational Politics
  • Chapter 20: Managing Supervisory Time
  • Chapter 21: Developing Yourself
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 11 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 11 $148.5

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is intended for business professionals engaged in budgeting, financial planning, profit planning, and control. A budget is the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period. The budget is a tool providing targets and direction. Budgets provide control over the immediate environment, help to master the financial aspects of the job and department, and help to dissolve problems before they occur. Budgets focus on the importance of evaluating alternative actions before decisions are actually implemented. This course explains what budgets are, how they work, how to prepare and present them, and how to analyze budget figures and results. The new development and use of budgets at various managerial levels within a business is discussed. Also covered in the course is active financial planning software that combines budgeting, forecasting analytics, business intelligence, and collaboration.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of budgets.
  • Distinguish between short – term and long – term budgeting plans.
  • Explain the basic principles and objectives of profit planning.
  • List the three major types of budget reports and explain each.
  • Define and give examples of variable costs, fixed costs, and mixed costs.
  • Define responsibility accounting and appreciate how important it is for managerial control.
  • Define master budgeting.
  • State the purposes of using standard costs.
  • Describe the steps involved in variance analysis.
  • Explain how the production budget leads to manufacturing costs budgets.
    Describe the budget process for general and administrative expenses.
    Prepare various types of budgets.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: The What and Why of Budgeting
  • Chapter 2: Strategic Planning and Budgeting
  • Chapter 3: Profit Planning: Targeting and Reaching Achievable Goals
  • Chapter 4: Administering the Budget: Reports, Analyses, and Evaluations
  • Chapter 5: Cost Behavior: Emphasis on Flexible Budgeting and Contribution Margin
  • Chapter 6: Responsibility Accounting and Reporting to Management
  • Chapter 7: Master Budget: Genesis of Forecasting and Profit Planning
  • Chapter 8: Using Variance Analysis to Evaluate Performance
  • Chapter 9: Budgeting Sales and Sales Forecasts
  • Chapter 10: Budgeting Manufacturing Costs
  • Chapter 11: Budgeting for Sales, Advertising, and Distribution Expenses
  • Chapter 12: Budgeting General and Administrative Expenses
  • Chapter 13: Budgeting Research and Development
  • Chapter 14: Cash Flow Forecasting and Cash Budgeting
  • Chapter 15: Use of a Spreadsheet Program and Software for Budgeting
  • Chapter 16: Budgeting Capital Expenditures
  • Chapter 17: Zero – Base Budgeting: Priority Budgeting for Best Resource Allocation
  • Chapter 18: Budgeting for Service Organizations
  • Chapter 19: Budgeting for Non – Profit Organizations
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    3 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    10 $135

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Cash is the lifeblood of any business. Sound cash management is often the key to a business’s survival. A company can go broke even while making a profit, as profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts the student to the differences between profit and cash flow, and teaches the student the tools and techniques that enable them to effectively increase and manage their cash flow.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Develop and implement cash management objectives and decisions.
  • Describe key cash management considerations.
  • Explain and understand why cash flow is important.
  • Differentiate between cash flow and earnings.
  • Conduct an audit of the cash account and payment system within your business.
  • Formulate a system for cash forecasting.
  • Prepare a well – managed accounts payable system.
  • Conduct a cost – benefit analysis of cash management devices.
  • Explain the use of receivables and inventory financing.
  • List and discuss the five C’s of credit.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: The Nuts and Bolts
  • Chapter 2: Analysis of Cash Flow
  • Chapter 3: Cash Budgeting and Optimal Cash Balances
  • Chapter 4: Internal Control
  • Chapter 5: Cash Forecasting and “What If” Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Managing Payables
  • Chapter 7: Collection and Credit Management
  • Chapter 8: Smart Banking
  • Chapter 9: Obtaining Cash and Borrowing
  • Chapter 10: Loan Qualifications and Banking Relationships
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 6 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 6 $84

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a concise summary of the major legal principles affecting business people and business transactions. This course will furnish a quick, yet comprehensive, review of this vital and wide – ranging area of the law. The student will be able to analyze business decisions from a legal responsibility perspective.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the history and philosophy of our legal system.
  • Learn pertinent legal procedures, crimes, and torts.
  • Understand the current court system.
  • Define and understand contracts, agencies, partnerships, and corporations.
  • Learn the basics of property law, including real and personal property issues.
  • Understand the law in terms of sales of goods and negotiable instruments.
  • Understand the basics of credit, including secured transactions and bankruptcy.
  • Learn economic relations and the law, including: competitive torts, the law of ideas, the Sherman Anti – Trust Act the Clayton Anti – Trust Act, the Robinson – Patman Act, and the Federal Trade Commission Act.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Chapter 2: Crimes and Torts
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to Contracts and Offers
  • Chapter 4: Acceptance and Reality of Consent
  • Chapter 5: Consideration
  • Chapter 6: Capacity of Parties and Illegality
  • Chapter 7: Writing and Rights of Third Parties
  • Chapter 8: Performance and Remedies
  • Chapter 9: Agency
  • Chapter 10: Partnerships
  • Chapter 11: Organization and Incorporation of Corporations
  • Chapter 12: Operating the Corporation
  • Chapter 13: Corporate Securities and Foreign Corporations
  • Chapter 14: Shareholder Rights and Liabilities
  • Chapter 15: Personal Property
  • Chapter 16: Real Property
  • Chapter 17: Formation, Terms, Title, and Risk
  • Chapter 18: Product Liability
  • Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
  • Chapter 20: Negotiability
  • Chapter 21: Negotiation and Holder in Due Course
  • Chapter 22: Liability of Parties; Checks; Documents of Title
  • Chapter 23: Secured Transactions
  • Chapter 24: Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 25: Economic Relations and the Law
  • Chapter 26: Employment Law
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course covers information systems in all phases of business and functional areas as needed to analyze and solve business problems in the “real world.” The practical and efficient use of computer technology, both software and hardware, is highlighted. Every type of business application is covered, as well as the importance of databases, networking, telecommunications, and wireless mobile technology. Other topics discussed include: popular accounting, tax finance, management, manufacturing, and marketing software. Software for Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), Expert Systems (ES), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as used for financial modeling, budgeting, strategic planning and control, forecasting, data analysis, and inventory planning is discussed, as well as optimization software.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the information processing cycle.
  • Evaluate Transaction Processing Systems (TPS).
  • Distinguish among the various types of Management Reporting Systems (MRS).
  • Understand and define DSS, OIS, and EIS.
  • Develop an understanding of the uses of microcomputers.
  • Evaluate network servers.
  • List the key factors to be considered in selecting a laptop.
  • Illustrate an operating system. (OS)
  • Develop knowledge of programming language.
  • Identify the seven main types of software.
  • Define the concept of a database.
  • Distinguish between digital signals versus analog signals.
  • Explain the benefits associated with wide area network. (WAN)
  • Differentiate between the functions of the Internet and Intranet.
  • Identify some basic factors in selecting accounting software.
  • Define and list the financial MIS subsystems and outputs.
  • Give examples of the models of the manufacturing information systems.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: The What and Why of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology
  • Chapter 2: Models of Decision Making
  • Chapter 3: Selecting Computer Hardware
  • Chapter 4: Using Systems Software
  • Chapter 5: Using Application Software
  • Chapter 6: Data and Data Management
  • Chapter 7: Data Communications
  • Chapter 8: Network and Telecommunications
  • Chapter 9: Internet and Intranet
  • Chapter 10: Accounting Information Systems and Packages
  • Chapter 11: Financial Management Information Systems and Packages
  • Chapter 12: Manufacturing Information Systems and Packages
  • Chapter 13: Marketing Information Systems and Packages
  • Chapter 14: Decision Support Systems
  • Chapter 15: Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Chapter 16: Control and Security of Information Systems
  • Chapter 17: Wireless Technologies
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is a primer for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. The course explores the step – by – step procedures necessary to set up and manage a small business. Topics covered include: the development of the business plan, market entry strategies, organization, financing, and other critical factors for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn to answer the tough questions that inevitably arise during the commencement of any business. Who is my competition and can I beat them? What are the downside risks?
  • What is the trend in the industry? How does the economy look? Can I raise the funds?
  • Why is my product or service better than the competition? Do I really know how to run a successful business?
  • Understand where your cash flow is coming from and how dependable it is.
  • Learn the sources of your capital.
  • Understand and remember the four principles of running a small business, often called the four P’s:
    1. Be passionate about what you do.
    2. Realize that people – both employees and customers – are the backbone of your business.
    3. Make each customer interaction personal.
    4. Serve a great product.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: Debt and Equity Financing
  • Chapter 3: Managing Financial Assets
  • Chapter 4: Legal Considerations
  • Chapter 5: Accounting, Cost, and Financial Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Taxes
  • Chapter 7: Power Marketing
  • Chapter 8: Operations
  • Chapter 9: Managing Human Resources
  • Chapter 10: Types of Businesses
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 9 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 9 $126

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    3 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    14 $168

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    2 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    14 $168

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    8 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    9 $126

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Good communication skills, either oral or written, are the key to success in any business. This course will give a business person an understanding of the communications process, including writing, organization methods, and oral aspects of communication in business. Emphasis is also placed on the newest technology in business communications.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand and discuss the communication process.
  • Understand the influence of behavior science on management.
  • List and define the hierarchy of communication levels.
  • Define and give examples of kinesic communication.
  • Discuss and illustrate meta – communication.
  • Give examples of effective word usage.
  • Effectively prepare and write various kinds of letters and documents.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Communication as a Process
  • Chapter 2: Choosing Appropriate Words
  • Chapter 3: Writing Effective Sentences
  • Chapter 4: Writing Paragraphs and Compositions
  • Chapter 5: Planning Messages for Reader Reaction
  • Chapter 6: Writing about the Routine and the Pleasant
  • Chapter 7: Writing about the Unpleasant
  • Chapter 8: Writing to Persuade
  • Chapter 9: Writing Special Letters
  • Chapter 10: Preparing Personal Resumes
  • Chapter 11: Writing Application Letters
  • Chapter 12: The Report Process and Research Methods
  • Chapter 13: Organizing Reports
  • Chapter 14: Using Graphics in Reports
  • Chapter 15: Writing the Report
  • Chapter 16: Finishing the Report
  • Chapter 17: Preparing Memorandums and Short Reports
  • Chapter 18: Listening and Making Oral Presentations
  • Chapter 19: New Technology in Business Communication
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 15 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 15 $45

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI) strategies. Topics include: analysis of costs, job order and process costing, break – even and contribution analysis, activity – based costing (ABC), cost allocation, responsibility accounting, budget for profit planning, short – term decisions, capital budgeting, quality costs and total quality management (TQM), inventory management and just in time (JIT).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the nature and scope of cost accounting and cost management.
  • Describe the three broad purposes for which the manager needs cost information.
  • Understand the roles of the controller, treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Identify and give examples of each of the basic cost elements involved in the manufacture of a product.
  • Become familiar with job order costing.
  • Describe how activity – based costing (ABC) enhances product costing accuracy.
  • Become familiar with various contribution margin concepts.
  • Be able to prepare sales, production, cost, and cash budgets.
  • Be able to compute return on investment (ROI) by means of the Du Pont formula.
  • Explain the target costing process for a new product.
  • Understand the sell or process decision.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Cost Management
  • Chapter 2: Cost Classifications, Terminology, and Profit Concepts
  • Chapter 3: Cost Accounting Systems – Job Order Costing
  • Chapter 4: Activity – Based Costing
  • Chapter 5: Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Analysis of Cost Behavior
  • Chapter 7: Budgeting for Profit Planning
  • Chapter 8: Responsibility Accounting, Standard Costs, and Variances
  • Chapter 9: Control of Profit Centers
  • Chapter 10: Performance Measurement, Balanced Scorecard, and Transfer Pricing
  • Chapter 11: Non – routine Decisions and Life – Cycle and Target Costing
  • Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting
  • Chapter 13: Capital Budgeting and Income Taxes
  • Chapter 14: Process Costing, Cost Allocation, and Joint Product Costing
  • Chapter 15: Total Quality Management and Quality Costs
  • Chapter 16: Inventory Management and Just – in – Time
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 13 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 13 $175.5

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Computer security concerns have heightened in recent years. Stories about computer related data errors, cyber – frauds, thefts, burglaries, fires, and sabotage have dominated the news. Weak computer security and lack of internal controls increase an organization’s vulnerability. This course is intended to assist business executives and computer professionals to protect their information systems and data from a wide variety of threats. This course discusses the major steps in managing computer security, as well as facilitates business executives to identify resources in their organizations that need to be protected.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Devise and implement security administration concepts.
  • Implement a logical security or access control system.
  • Design computer facilities to protect your hardware and software.
  • Initiate a maintenance and preventative care program.
  • Identify some of the most common hardware problems.
  • Minimize the threat towards data integrity.
  • Explain and give an example of a smart card.
  • Identify and limit security breaches. Protect against computer viruses.
  • Develop an employee performance evaluation system, a screening process, and exit procedures.
  • Design a security system to assign accountability.
  • Conduct risk analysis and management.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Organizational Policy
  • Chapter 2: Physical Security and Data Preservation
  • Chapter 3: Hardware Security
  • Chapter 4: Software Security
  • Chapter 5: Personnel Security
  • Chapter 6: Network Security
  • Chapter 7: Security Policy
  • Chapter 8: Contingency Planning
  • Chapter 9: Auditing and Legal Issues
  • Chapter 10: Computer Crime, Cyber – fraud, and Recent Trends
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    4 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    8 $109.95

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Analyzing Cost Data for Management covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. This course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who need hands – on knowledge and tools in processing, developing, and analyzing financial, cost, and business data for managerial use. Topics include strategic cost management, analysis of costs, break – even and contribution analysis, cost behavior analysis, activity – based costing (ABC), responsibility accounting and corporate balance scorecards (CBS), budget for profit planning, short term decisions, and capital budgeting.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand how to make use of accounting and financial data during managerial operations.
  • Implement this knowledge in planning, control, and decision making within the workplace.
  • Learn the basic and practical application of accounting concepts, tools, and methodology.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Processing Cost Data for Cost Accumulation
  • Chapter 2: Analyzing Cost Data for Planning
  • Chapter 3: Analyzing Cost Data for Control
  • Chapter 4: Analyzing Cost Data for Decision Making.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 14 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 14 $168

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    2 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    20 $220

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    2 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    20 $220

    Earnings per share (EPS) is a popular and useful summary measure of a company’s profit performance. It tells you how much profit (or loss) each share of common stock has earned after adjustments for potential dilution from options, warrants, and convertible securities are factored in. This coursecovers the computation, reporting, and disclosures associated with earnings per share.

    Accounting for Earnings per Share

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Differentiate between two different capital structures: simple and complex.
    Compute earnings per share in a simple capital structure.
    Compute earnings per share in a complex capital structure.
    Apply SFAS 128 to determine Earnings Per Share.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Accounting for Earnings per Share.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:

    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    4 $60

    Course Level:
    Intermediate

    Course Description

    This course is a comprehensive study on personal finance. After all, what is more important to the “average person” than personal financial planning and money management? This course provides information on all the major areas of personal financial planning including: planning your personal finances, managing your personal finances, making your purchase decisions, insuring your resources, investing your financial resources, and controlling your financial future. Topics covered include: time valuation calculations, budgeting, career planning, banking, insurance, home buying, consumer credits, money management, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the major areas within personal financial planning.
  • Become familiar with various strategies for planning your personal finances.
  • Learn how to manage your personal finances effectively and efficiently.
  • Understand the importance of your purchase decisions.
  • Understand different methods and strategies for insuring and investing your personal resources.
  • Become confident in controlling your own financial future.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: What You Should Know About Financial Planning
  • Chapter 2: Basic Time Value Applications
  • Chapter 3: Personal Financial Statements and Budgeting
  • Chapter 4: Career Planning and Financial Success
  • Chapter 5: Planning For Your Children’s College Education
  • Chapter 6: The Return and Riskiness of Your Investments
  • Chapter 7: Banking and Cash Management
  • Chapter 8: How to Take On and Manage Debt
  • Chapter 9: How to Determine and Save on the Costs of Living
  • Chapter 10: Where and How You Choose to Live
  • Chapter 11: Life, Health, and Property and Liability Insurance
  • Chapter 12: What You Should Know About Investments and Planning
  • Chapter 13: Should You Invest in Common Stock?
  • Chapter 14: Should You Invest in Fixed – Income Securities?
  • Chapter 15: Investing in Tangibles: Real Estate and Other Real Assets
  • Chapter 16: Mutual Funds and Diversification
  • Chapter 17: How to Have Enough Money in Your Pension Plan When You Retire
  • Chapter 18: Estate Planning: Preserving Your Estate
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 24 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach,.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 24 $264

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course covers valuations ranging from businesses, bonds, preferred stock and common stock to real estate. Business valuation is a present value concept that involves estimating future cash flows of a business and discounting them at a required rate of return. The value of a bond is essentially the present value of all future interest and principal payments. Stock price may be expressed as a function of the expected future dividends and a rate of return required by investors. The Gordon’s valuation model reflects this process. Real estate valuation involves several rule – of – thumb valuation methods.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define and explain business valuation.
  • Explain general approaches to business valuation.
  • List and describe briefly each of the various business valuation methods.
  • Explain marketability discounts.
  • Understand IRS ruling 59 – 60.
  • List the ways in which to market valuation services.
  • Determine the value of a security.
  • Explain the assumption underlying Gordon’s valuation model.
  • Forecast stock price.
  • List the determinants of the price – earnings ratio.
  • List some of the rule – of – thumb approaches to determining the value of an income producing property.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Corporate Valuations
  • Chapter 2: Security and Real Estate Valuation
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 3 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 3 $45

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is an examination of human relations theory. It is also an examination of individual, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structure in contemporary businesses and public agencies. This course is comprised of interdisciplinary fields, drawing from concepts in a variety of subject areas. Topics covered include: personality and attitudes, work motivation, interpersonal and group processes, organizational design, and decision making.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define organizational behavior and trace its historical roots.
  • Identify and discuss contextual perspectives on organizational behavior.
  • Describe the four main forces in the environment that pose the most opportunities and problems for organizations today.
  • Explain the hierarchy theory and how it applies in organizations.
  • Define attitude and its three basic components.
  • Describe the various steps in the communication process.
  • Define and distinguish between various types of formal and informal groups.
  • Describe the nature of four important kinds of groups in organizations and how and why they help an organization achieve its goals.
  • Describe organizational citizenship behavior and how it may be promoted.
  • Identify the eight steps in the decision – making process.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Chapter 2: Managing People and Organizations
  • Chapter 3: Motivation
  • Chapter 4: Work – Related Attitudes
  • Chapter 5: Organizational Communication and Power
  • Chapter 6: Groups and Teams in Organizations
  • Chapter 7: Leadership
  • Chapter 8: Pro – social Behavior, Cooperation Conflict, and Stress
  • Chapter 9: Making Decisions in Organizations
  • Chapter 10: Culture, Creativity, and Innovation
  • Chapter 11: Designing Effective Organizations
  • Chapter 12: Managing Organizational Change and Development
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    7 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    24 $264

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    3 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    17 $204

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    This course is an overview of the role of the sales manager, both at headquarters and in the field. The course covers managing salespeople, as well as person selling, resources, and the functions of marketing. Problems such as organizing, forecasting, planning, communicating, evaluating, and controlling sales are analyzed. Finally, a variety of techniques and pertinent concepts of behavioral science are applied to the management of the sales effort and sales force.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the applications of personal selling.
  • Discuss the nature and scope of personal selling and sales management in marketing.
  • Identify the contributions of selling
  • Depict some of the new concepts used in selling.
  • Explain why salesmanship is an art rather than a science.
  • Elaborate on why salesmanship can be taught and learned.
  • Outline the responsibilities and motives of the buyer.
  • Identify the three C’s of credit.
  • Describe the three basic types of sales presentations.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Selling: Its development and role in the American society
  • Chapter 2: The Salesperson’s Responsibilities and Qualifications
  • Chapter 3: Selling as a Career
  • Chapter 4: Motivation and Consumer Behavior
  • Chapter 5: Information on the Company, Product, Competition, and Advertising
  • Chapter 6: Credit, Pricing, and Discounts
  • Chapter 7: The Selling Process and Prospecting
  • Chapter 8: Types of Sales Presentations and Considerations for Effective Delivery
  • Chapter 9: Opening the Sales Interview
  • Chapter 10: Handling Objections
  • Chapter 11: Closing the Sale
  • Chapter 12: Customer Relations
  • Chapter 13: Ethics in Selling
  • Chapter 14: Personal Planning and Control
  • Chapter 15: Retail Selling
  • Chapter 16: Industrial Selling
  • Chapter 17: Sales Management
  • Chapter 18: Selecting and Training of Salespeople
  • Chapter 19: The Sales Force of the Future
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 12 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 12 $162

    Course Level:
    Basic

    Course Description

    Retailing is the business of selling consumer goods to final consumers, and this business is constantly changing. Retailers are particularly affected by changes in the consumer population, changes in the economic, social, technological, and political environment, and changes in competitive conditions. This course teaches the student the main requirements of effective retail management, including: personal qualifications of management, adequate financial structure, necessary physical facilities, effective policies and procedures, and competence, loyalty, and productiveness of personnel. Finally, the course discusses online retailing (e – tailing) strategy and the future changes ahead in retailing.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define retailing activities. Describe the structure of retailing.
  • List the requirements of management.
  • Ascertain the competency and loyalty of retail personnel.
  • Investigate and research the best location for a new store.
  • Calculate the capital investments for land, building, and equipment.
  • List and give examples of favorable elements of a self – service operation.
  • Identify the common characteristics of chain store organizations.
  • List and explain the objectives and functions of human resources management.
  • Create a compensation program for managerial personnel.
  • Organize the elements in merchandise budgeting.
  • Use vendor information to locate buyers.
  • Describe the objectives of an invoice.
  • Describe the nature and purpose of merchandise management.
  • Facilitate the activities in receiving and distributing merchandise.
  • Establish a sound pricing policy to maximize profits.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Retailers and their Structure
  • Chapter 2: Retail Management Requirements
  • Chapter 3: Store Location
  • Chapter 4: Store Buildings, Fixtures, and Equipment
  • Chapter 5: Arranging the Store’s Interior – Layout
  • Chapter 6: Structure of the Retail Firm
  • Chapter 7: Retail Human Resource Management
  • Chapter 8: Merchandising Policies and Budgets
  • Chapter 9: Planning and Selecting Item Assortments
  • Chapter 10: Buying: Selecting Merchandise Resources
  • Chapter 11: Buying: Negotiating with Merchandise Resources
  • Chapter 12: Merchandise Control
  • Chapter 13: Handling Income Merchandise
  • Chapter 14: Pricing
  • Chapter 15: Advertising and Display
  • Chapter 16: Other Non – Personal Methods of Retail Sales Promotion
  • Chapter 17: Personal Salesmanship
  • Chapter 18: Customer Services
  • Chapter 19: Retail Credit and Collections
  • Chapter 20: Basic Accounting Controls
  • Chapter 21: Analyzing and Controlling Expenses
  • Chapter 22: Control of Sales Transactions
  • Chapter 23: Retail Security and Loss Prevention
  • Chapter 24: Management Coordination and Leadership
  • Chapter 25: Brick and Mortar to Click and Mortar: E – tailing
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 14 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 14 $168

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