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AGRI 211
Small Business Management


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

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 See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGRI 211
    Spring 2014
    0101
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 211
    Spring 2013
    0094
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 211
    Spring 2012
    0008
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 211
    Spring 2011
    0224
    Debora Frazier
    AGRI 211
    Spring 2010
    0224
    Debora Frazier


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.