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Happy Summer!

This weekend marks the beginning of the summer season. Longer days, beach weather, what’s not to love? Here’s a neat infographic on how to keep cool in the heat.

Summer is also a great time to get a head on your continuing education and start planning for your future. Visit the College of Westchester online to check out our online and on-site offerings.

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Summer School Went Online This Year

In the past, high school students who failed classes  had to either wait until the following year to repeat the course or spend their summer in the classroom. More and more schools have begun offering online for-credit classes over the summer so students can fit learning into their summer more easily,  even giving them the flexibility to take laptops and study materials with them if they travel with their families or use their lunch break to catch up on school at their summer job. This article talks about a new program for high school students in Canada.

Visit the College of Westchester online to check out our course offerings.

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

APeluso@cw.edu

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!