Category: Course Offerings

Statistics (GEN157) Online

The College of Westchester is now offering an online statistics course for Fall I 2010, Spring I 2011, and Fall I 2011.

In this three credit course, students learn the basic statistical theory and application needed for:

  • sampling procedures
  • finding mean, median, and mode
  • finding variance and standard deviation
  • graphing histographs and bell curves
  • how statistics are used in the business world and in the media

Knowledge of statistics is a very valuable skill to have in the business world, allowing you to be a more desirable job candidate.

To learn more about registering for an online course in Statistics, contact George Pasick in Admissions:

George Pasick




BUS405 is being introduced as a hybrid course for 3 credits  and will be taught the following terms:

Fall I 2010

Spring II 2011

Fall II 2011

This course is taught in seminar form and explores the gains of business management in the service industry. Students learn about the origins, development, and characteristics of the service industry and how it has impacted the development of the US and global economy.  BUS405 offers relevant theories and approaches relevant to service delivery.

For more information on this course, and other online courses, please contact Tony Peluso in Admissions

George Pasick



Project Management Essentials (BUS370) will be offered as an online course:

Fall I 2010

Spring I 2011

Fall I 2011

BUS370 is 3 credit hours.  It will examine the core competencies of Project Management as defined by Project Management Istitute (PMI).  There will be an emphasis on PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).  You will be applying the elements of PMBOK to projects, and you will employ them during the course of a logical project life cycle.

If you are interested in hearing more about BUS370 or general course registration, please contact Tony Peluso in admissions:

George Pasick



Operations Management (BUS320)

Operations Management is a course being offered for the following semesters:

Fall I 2010

Spring II 2011

Fall I 2011

It is 3 credit hours.  Students become familiarized with problems encountered by the operating management of a business enterprise and the methods used to analyze and solve the problems. These problems will include:

  • forecasting
  • productivity
  • quality management
  • inventory management
  • capacity planning
  • scheduling
  • production planning
  • product management

This course will be offered online.  If you are interesting in hearing more about registration for Operations Management, please contact Tony Peluso in Admissions:

George Pasick


What’s The Difference?

The idea of having online and hybrid courses is a somewhat new concept, and because of this it is important to clarify the differences between the two.

Online Courses

An online class takes place solely on the computer.  You have an instructor, but you never actually meet in the classroom face-to-face.  However, because you don’t mean face-to-face does not mean that the instructor does not play the same role he or she would in a regular classroom atmosphere.  You still submit your assignments to them (via your class module) and you can still ask them questions and voice your concerns. Though there is no classroom setting, the instructor is still in charge, just as they would be if you were physically attending their classes.  Online classes are best for students who already have busy schedules outside of the classroom.  You can easily fit coursework, lectures, and discussions into your schedule in such a way that it works best for your personal needs.

Marketing Management (BUS305) and Seminar: Critical Issues in Business (BUS410) are two online summer classes available for registration.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course still includes the online portion, but half of it involves an actual classroom setting.  At the College of Westchester, your online instructor for your hybrid course is also the instructor you will meet in person.  If you can commit to attending classes on campus for a portion of your course and you would like to have the experience of a real classroom setting, then hybrid courses are a great way to get the best of both worlds.  You get the convenience of an online course and the face-to-face experience of a traditional class.

Managerial Accounting (ACC320) and Advanced Finance (BUS340) are two hyrid summer courses available for registration.

At the College of Westchester, here’s no reason you can’t try out both hybrid, online, and traditional courses.  You can easily find out what sort of class you like the best.  Hybrid and online courses start July 24th, and it’s not too late to register!  See our previous post for more registration and class information.

Now more than ever, students are using their lighter summer schedules as an opportunity to catch up on their  class coursework and requirements.  Though going to class doesn’t exactly scream “summer vacation,” The College of Westchester is working to make summer classes more enjoyable and convenient for everyone.  This summer, starting July 24th, we are offering four classes that are either all online or hybrid (see previous post on online and hybrid courses).  Even though these classes aren’t exactly a “day at the beach,” they will certainly fit easily enough into your schedule to make plenty of time for some summer fun!  Here’s what we have in store for you:

Hybrid Courses:

Managerial Accounting (ACC320)

Managerial Accounting introduces students to topics such as standard cost systems, budgeting, cost volume profit relationships, and breakeven analysis. Students solve real-life business problems by learning how to use spreadsheets and quantitative methods. Focusing on applying situations to modern day manufacturing plants and other enterprises, students how accounting is relevant in today’s business world.

Advanced Finance (BUS340)

Advanced Finance examines the fundamentals of investment analysis and portfolio management. This class extensively focuses on the following topics:

  • investment concepts
  • global capital markets
  • functioning of securities markets
  • security market indicators
  • information sources for securities
  • portfolio management theories
  • capital market theory, analysis, and valuation of securities
  • bond fundamentals and valuations.

There is also rigorous reading for financial reports for markets and corporations, with discussion of the following:

  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • International diversification
  • Basic derivatives
  • Puts
  • Calls
  • Limited commodity futures
  • Financial futures

Online Courses:

Marketing Management (BUS305)

Students are introduced to the skills needed in planning, organizing, operating, and controlling a business firm’s total marketing program. The class has an emphasis on skills necessary for sound marketing management decisions in product development, pricing, demand creation, and channel activities. Using a global perspective, students participate in experiential exercises and case studies that help to develop skills in evaluation, diagnosis, and formulation of marketing strategies.

Seminar: Critical Issues in Business (BUS410)

In this seminar course, students discuss and analyze the current issues affecting national and global business. Students learn how to develop their awareness and discover the importance of being “in the know.” Students participate by selecting, strategically analyzing, and discussing a current major topic.  By conducting research and engaging in discussion, students improve their articulation skills  and gain knowledge of the business world.

If you are interested in hearing more about the summer online courses, please contact Tony Peluso in admissions:

Tony Peluso

(914) 831-0200

What is a Hybrid Course?

Though the College of Westchester is in the process of a developing an entirely online program, it currently offers hybrid courses.  A hybrid course is a course that includes both the classroom experience and the online experience.  At the College of Westchester,  hybrid courses are half in the classroom and half online.  This means that students get the privilege of being able to meet their classmates and instructors face-to-face but are also able to more easily fit their coursework into their busy schedules. There are several benefits to the hybrid course.  For example, one hybrid course student answered in a survey that online discussions allow for the instructor to “provide excellent feedback,” and that having all of the class grades posted online made it easier for her to track her progress.  Alex, another CW student, said, “There is a professor in the classroom half of the time so students don’t feel like they have to teach themselves.”

To hear more about the specific hybrid courses offered at the College of Westchester this summer, keep checking back here, and take a look at our facebook and twitter pages!