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Management & Marketing

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Title
Credit Hours
New
Business Strategy (4 hours)
Coaching and Mentoring (3 hours)
Developing and Managing Teams (4 hours)
Effective Employee Training (2 hours)
Employee Onboarding (2 hours)
New
Essentials of Collection Law (4 hours)
Guide to Family and Medical Leave (18 hours)
Human Resources Guidebook (18 hours)
Identity Theft (4 hours)
Keeping Taxpayer Data Secure (3 hours)
Negotiation (5 hours)
Performance Appraisals (2 hours)
Project Management (14 hours)
Recruiting and Hiring (4 hours)
New
Retail Management (14 hours)
Sexual Harassment Awareness (Illinois) (1 hours)
Succession Planning (3 hours)

Business Strategy

Business Strategy
Course number: MM450102
Many businesses have a difficult time differentiating themselves from the competition, resulting in declining profits and the risk of eventual failure. The Business Strategy course shows a better way, laying out a process of analyzing your business, its competitors and the environment, and developing a finely-honed strategy that stakes out a defensible competitive position. The course covers such matters as SWOT analysis, competitor analysis and five forces analysis, as well as more than 10 strategy options, scenario planning, dealing with disruptors, strategy implementation issues, and much more. The course is a great tool for refining your planning processes. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Management & Organization    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and Mentoring
Course number: MM468303
The Coaching and Mentoring course discusses how to engage in the coaching and mentoring of employees, so that the results of these engagements are maximized. Topics covered include coaching models, the types of questions to use, how to issue feedback, session preparation, the different types of mentoring arrangements, and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 3 hours
 

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Developing and Managing Teams

Developing and Managing Teams
Course number: MM462103
This course covers when to use teams, why it is critical to staff a team with a mix of personality types, and how to develop a high-performing team. The course also notes the importance of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and consensus building. It addresses many additional team topics, including how to manage a team, self-directed teams, and the decision-making process within a team. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Effective Employee Training

Effective Employee Training
Course number: MM483701
The Effective Employee Training course describes how training can be made more effective, so that it generates an improvement in business performance. The course covers the alignment of training with corporate strategy, how training materials should be tailored to specific needs, and how training materials can be designed to maximize knowledge retention. The course also covers how employees should be supported after training has been completed, so that they can implement what they have learned. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Relations    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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Employee Onboarding

Employee Onboarding
Course number: MM273601
The Employee Onboarding course discusses the reasons for a comprehensive onboarding system and then describes the contents of such a system. The course covers many types of orientation and the need for ongoing performance reviews and surveys, as well as the support of peer advisors, mentors and coaches at various phases of the onboarding process. The course also covers measurement systems, a new employee checklist, and a number of special onboarding challenges. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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Essentials of Collection Law

Essentials of Collection Law
Course number: MM450501
A business engaged in debt collection activities must navigate a minefield of legal requirements for contacting debtors and repossessing assets. In the Essentials of Collection Law course, we address these issues, including sales contract requirements, the various laws pertaining to collections, security interests in personal property, vehicle repossessions, reclaiming assets from a bankrupt debtor, and much more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Law    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Guide to Family and Medical Leave

Guide to Family and Medical Leave
Course number: MM518506
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world, especially when it comes to tracking intermittent leave, completing the proper paperwork, and determining eligibility for different types of leave. This course covers everything you need to know about the FMLA, whether your workers are on-site or remote. It will help you determine: who is eligible for leave, what types of leave are covered, how much leave employees may take, how to comply with notice and other paperwork requirements, and more. Covers all of the latest changes to the FMLA, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as changes to state family and medical leave laws. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Law    Course credit: 18 hours
 

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Human Resources Guidebook

Human Resources Guidebook
Course number: MM476504
This course describes how to plan for the appropriate staffing and skill levels in a business, as well as how to design jobs and tailor recruiting campaigns to attract the correct types of candidates. There is extensive coverage of employee development, including career development, training programs, and succession planning. The course also notes the many types of compensation and benefits, as well as their tax implications, and finishes with coverage of legal issues, including discrimination, related laws, and records management requirements. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 18 hours
 

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Course number: MM717101
Identity theft is a common type of fraud. Anyone can be targeted; from a household or a business, to a nation. Identity theft impacts not just the victims, but their families, friends, employers, and the organizations involved. There is a need for better education and awareness regarding the threat of identity theft. This course explains what identity theft is and how federal laws protect victims of identity theft. It discusses how criminals steal identities and addresses common schemes they use. It also helps you recognize warning signs and identify methods that secure your identity. Finally, the course discusses how businesses and organizations protect personal information collected and respond to data breaches. Real-life cases and tips to protect yourself against identity theft are included. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Law    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Keeping Taxpayer Data Secure

Keeping Taxpayer Data Secure
Course number: MM928101
In this course, tax preparers are introduced to the problem of cybercrime and its costs, offered methods that can be expected to reduce the chances of becoming a cybercrime victim, and informed of proper steps to take if they do become victims of cybercrime. This course examines cybercrime and discusses the extent of the cybercrime problem, potential costs to a tax preparer whose taxpayer data have been breached, best practices a tax preparer should implement to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime, and what actions to take if taxpayer data has been breached. Course level: Basic. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Management & Organization    Course credit: 3 hours
 

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Negotiation

Negotiation
Course number: MM473803
The Negotiation course provides an overview of the negotiation process. It introduces the basic negotiation concepts, including the best alternative to a negotiated agreement, the reservation price, and the zone of possible agreement. The course also notes the differences between distributive and integrative negotiations. It addresses the characteristics of a negotiator, how to prepare for a negotiation, and the types of tactics that can be used in a negotiation. Attention is also paid to dealing with failing negotiations, negotiations with employees and suppliers, and how to measure the effectiveness of negotiations. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Management & Organization.     Course credit: 5 hours
 

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Performance Appraisals

Performance Appraisals
Course number: MM483601
Managers need to provide fair and accurate performance appraisals to their employees, but the result is sometimes muddled and stressful. The Performance Appraisals course provides guidance by describing every step in the appraisal process, including preparatory work by the manager and employee, the performance discussion, and how to handle the more difficult topics. The course also addresses the performance appraisal review form and the development plan, as well as the different types of performance review models and the situations in which they are most applicable. In addition, it describes how to mitigate some negative aspects of the process. In short, the course can be used to create a more effective and less stressful performance evaluation process. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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Project Management

Project Management
Course number: MM473303
This course discusses all aspects of project management. It explores how projects are initiated, evaluated, and selected. It also addresses all phases of project planning, the use of CPM and PERT to schedule tasks, and how to make trade-offs between the various project constraints. The course tackles many other subjects as well, including change management, project estimating, risk management, reporting, and project management at the enterprise level. The course also delves into the intricacies of team development and management. In total, the course is intended to introduce the topic to a new project manager, as well as to refine the skills of a more experienced one. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Management Services    Course credit: 14 hours
 

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Recruiting and Hiring

Recruiting and Hiring
Course number: MM462203
This course shows how to create a job specification, and the many methods available for locating the most highly qualified candidates for a position. The course also describes general hiring principles, preliminary screening activities, how to conduct an interview, and the best way to manage the reference checking process. The course also notes how to evaluate candidates, describes the job offer, addresses how to handle counteroffers, and several related topics. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Retail Management

Retail Management
Course number: MM450701
In the Retail Management course, we address every aspect of the management of a retail business, including strategic planning, how to determine the best store locations, merchandise optimization, and price setting. The course also addresses the organizational structure of a retailer, which promotions to employ, and how to measure financial and operational results. In short, this course is intended to be the go-to guide for anyone who wants to start up a retail business or improve the operations of an existing one. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Management and Organization    Course credit: 14 hours
 

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Sexual Harassment Awareness (Illinois)

Sexual Harassment Awareness (Illinois)
Course number: MM711101
Sexual harassment is a frequently discussed topic in employee relations. This course includes an overview of Illinois anti-sexual harassment legislation, discusses types of sexual harassment, provides examples of conduct considered unlawful workplace behaviors, and identifies employers’ responsibilities under Illinois laws. Licensed CPAs in Illinois are required to complete one hour of sexual harassment prevention training in order to be eligible for license renewal. After completing this course, you will be able to identify Illinois laws that offer employees protections against sexual harassment and recognize workplace behaviors that may constitute sexual harassment. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Business Law     Course credit: 1 hour
 

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning
Course number: MM484402
The Succession Planning course describes every aspect of succession planning – its advantages, the steps involved in operating the program, and ways to enhance its effectiveness. The course also addresses training systems for employees targeted for advancement, special issues related to succession planning for the chief executive officer position, and the measurements that can be used to determine the performance of the program. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources    Course credit: 3 hours
 

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