Strategic Business Prgram!!

Thank you for all of your interest in the Strategic Business Program (SBP).  The 2 preview courses will count towards the certificate and count towards the CPA license. The extension office has opened the courses for registration; seating is limited so register early.

The 2 courses offered this Spring are:

Business Communications and Etiquette
Instructors: Kelly Bedard, Cynthia Benelli, and Joan Giovannone

Communication is fundamental to success in almost all professional endeavors. This course will cover a wide-range of topics related to business communication and etiquette. In particular, students will learn communication strategies relevant for interactions with: colleagues, employees, partners, and business clients. In addition, students will learn and practice proper business etiquette. Topics include:

  • Written communication
  • Face to face communication
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Office social norms
  • Appropriate attire
  • Dining etiquette

Class meetings: Monday, April 30 5:00 – 8:00 pm; Wednesday, May 2 5:00 – 8:00pm and Friday May 4 2:00 – 5:00pm

Business and Financial Fraud

Instructor: Doug Kulper

This course provides a detailed look at fraud, focusing on business and financial fraud cases. Through lectures, guest presentations, class discussions and relevant video, students will have, among other things, a deeper understanding of fraud, increased professional skepticism, recognize the ways that businesses “cook the books,” as well as a better understanding of what “red flags” to look for in the business world.  Topics may include discussions of Enron, WorldCom, Madoff, Lehman Brothers, Tyco, ZZZZ Best Company and other scandals.

Class meeting: Thursdays – May 10, 17 and 24 5:30 – 8:30pm

You can now sign up for these courses through the extension office, or online at:

For addition questions, please stop by the Career Connection office (North Hall 2119) Monday – Friday 9:00am – noon.