Master Course Outline
AGRI-211
Small Business Management
Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours: 50


Description
Introduction to management theory as applied to small business firms. Course will include role of small business in the economy, forms of business ownership, main causes for business failure and success, and the elements of a business plan.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the importance of finding competitive advantage for a successful small business.
  • Compare the major forms of business ownership.
  • List methods of handling business risk and crime prevention.
  • Discuss ethical standards and social responsibility for business.
  • Explain the parts of a comprehensive marketing plan.
  • Describe the fundamental principles involved in managing cash flow in regards to accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory.
  • Identify and apply management tools used to measure business performance.
  • List parts of a business plan and explain the benefits of creating a plan.
  • Discuss advantages, disadvantages and sources of business financing.
  • List factors to consider when choosing a business location and layout.
  • List factors involved with purchasing and inventory controls.
  • Discuss elements involved with staffing and leading a company.

Course Topics
  • Description of Entrepreneurship
  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Building a Competitive Advantage
  • Business ethics
  • Managing risk and crime prevention
  • Parts of a Marketing Plan
  • Factors to consider before using E-commerce
  • Selecting advertising media
  • Pricing strategies
  • Managing cash flow
  • Financial statements
  • Ratio analysis and Break-even
  • Element of a Business Plan
  • Sources of financing
  • Choosing the right location and layout
  • Inventory management
  • Personnel management


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor Files
AGRI 211
B344
0101
Debora Frazier
AGRI 211
B234
0094
Debora Frazier
AGRI 211
B124
0008
Debora Frazier
AGRI 211
B014
0224
Debora Frazier
AGRI 211
A904
0224
Debora Frazier


Two Year Projected Schedule

2014 - 20152015 - 2016
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