Small Business and Entrepreneurship

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2 - 2.5 yrs
This programme will offer a hands-on experience designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs develop the skills needed to start, run, and grow a business. Basic business skills such as accounting, using accounting software, creating marketing plans, developing employee manuals, and developing business plans are included. Students will develop a real business idea in a capstone course. Workshops will cover additional topics in customer service, sales techniques, ethics, project management, and team-building with industry professionals. Students can take classes in a blended learning environment which is (face-to-face and online). A 50-hour work attachment will be included to help students gain industry experience.
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Programme Goals

Apply basic legal systems and practices that guide how business is conducted.

Apply general business and management strategies to real-life in small business settings.

Analyse trends that measure consumer needs, wants, and desires and show how they influence business practices.

Demonstrate how an organisation can gain a sustainable competitive advantage through effective management of its human resources.

Communicate effectively in written and oral form in business situations.

Use technology effectively to communicate and analyse information related to business.

Analyse financial data and trends as they relate to everyday business.

Apply ethical principles and standards that are accepted in the business world.

Utilise internal control methodologies to enhance reliability of the accounting function.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
COM 100
Personal Development for College Success
1 Credits
ENG 104
English Composition I
3 Credits
CSC 104
Microcomputer Applications
3 Credits
MAT 112
College Algebra for Business/Social Science
4 Credits
BUS 110
Fundamentals of Business
3 Credits
ACC 100/FA1
Recording Financial Transactions
3 Credits
Semester 2
Principles of Marketing
3 Credits
ECN 100/105
Principles of Micro or Macro-Economics
3 Credits
BUS 100
Business Law I
3 Credits
Elementary Spanish/French
3 Credits
English Composition II
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Social Science Course
3 Credits
ENG 106
Speech Communication
3 Credits
Semester 3
BUS 203
Management Principles
3 Credits
BUS 211
Small Business and Entrepreneurship I
3 Credits
ENG 114
Effective Business Writing
3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish/French
3 Credits
ACC 225
Accounting Software Applications
3 Credits
Semester 4
BUS 221
Small Business and Entrepreneurship II
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Science Course
4 Credits
Any 100-Level History Course
3 Credits
BUS 210
Human Resource Management
3 Credits
BUS 241
Principles of Finance Software Applications
3 Credits
BUS 101
Business Law II
3 Credits

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