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Nichols College

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Upcoming Courses

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

Fall II 

October 18 - December 10, 2021

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

Prerequisite: ACCT 238

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

Prerequisite: ACCT 241

This course introduces the principles of effective speaking that will allow students to increase their effectiveness in a wide range of public and social settings. Topics covered include content selection and organization, audience analysis, the use of technology, non-verbal communication analysis, and the use of visuals. Students will develop and deliver a minimum of six speeches on a wide range of topics. The primary goal is to increase students’ skill and comfort level in delivering presentations extemporaneously.

This course introduces the principles of effective speaking that will allow students to increase their effectiveness in a wide range of public and social settings. Topics covered include content selection and organization, audience analysis, the use of technology, non-verbal communication analysis, and the use of visuals. Students will develop and deliver a minimum of six speeches on a wide range of topics. The primary goal is to increase students’ skill and comfort level in delivering presentations extemporaneously.

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

Prerequisite: ACCT 238, MATH 117

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

Prerequisite: HRM 213 or PSY 151 or SOC 161

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

Examines management theory and practice as applied to business activities that cross national boundaries. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of strategic, cultural, behavioral, functional, legal, and socio-ethnical aspects of international management in a global economy with multinational business enterprises.

Prerequisite: MGMT 227

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

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

This Undergraduate Adult Education Program (UAEP) Experiential Capstone Course is designed to provide fourth-year students the opportunity to apply the business core knowledge gained from their education at Nichols College. Students are expected to look internally within their organization, and their places within them for identifying and proposing actions and externally for influences on corporate social responsibility. Students will apply business, ethical, and leadership knowledge through a series of three projects. 

An investigation of the functions and activities of sales managers. Topics include recruiting, organizing, training, compensating, leading, motivating, and managing the sales force.

Prerequisite: MKCM 361

This course will examine the relationship between the two great superpowers of the 20th century, the United States and the Soviet Union. Both countries were reforged from the fires of World War I and began an uneasy relationship that quickly soured and almost led the world over the cliff of nuclear war. This course will look at the history of their relations and how ideology, fear and popular culture played into the shaping of their foreign policy towards one another. This course will culminate on the problematic relations that still exist today. - This course will count as a social science and may be counted towards a political science minor with permission from the chair.

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

This course introduces students to the popular small business accounting software, QuickBooks Online. Students will use the software applications’ processes and procedures to prepare reports related to the accounting cycle, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and inventory systems. Accounting concepts are demonstrated in real-world business situations. The content covers all objectives in the QuickBooks Certified User Exam, which will be given at end of the semester. This is an excellent resume builder for any business student. Students must have a laptop and are responsible for the cost of the text. Nichols College will cover the certification fee. This is a Pass/Fail course.


Evening and online courses are just $370 per credit! Schedule is subject to change without notice. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions. 

Amanda White
Director of Undergraduate Adult Learners, Partnerships, CBE

Sarah Whalen
Assistant Director of Enrollment for Transfer and Non-Traditional Students