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 Course Title:   Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

 Title Abbreviation:   SMALL BUSNESS MGMT

 Department:    BMT

 Course #:    280

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    521401

 EPC:    245

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to developing and starting a business. Develop a business plan which includes marketing, financial, and planning sections of the plan. Use a computer to accomplish the functions involved in a small business including the planning, organizing, and control of a small business.

 Prerequisite  

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare a business plan.
  2. Prepare a professional business plan presentation using a computer.
  3. Define the planning, organizing, and control of a small business.
  4. Define future and present value.
  5. Operate a computer to accomplish the functions involved in a small business.
  6. Identify requirements of developing and starting a small business.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Developing and starting a small business.
  2. Business plan.
  3. The planning required in a small business.
  4. Organizing a small business.
  5. Control required in a small business.
  6. Financial and marketing analyzes of a small business.
  7. Capitalization of a business.
  8. Effect of gender, culture, and age in a small business.