MAN4802

Introduction to Small Business Management

Course Code:
MAN4802

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the world of small business and family business management. It explores the managerial processes related to these areas and differentiates them from those found in corporations and large organizations. The class provides the student with an opportunity to analyze the mind of the small business manager, brainstorm potential business options, and consider various contemporary issues facing the small business manager. Group projects will be utilized and oral and written reports will be required.

 

Course Details

Instructors:

Teresa Pavone
pavonet@chipolaedu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Small Business Management: Launching and Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures (w/MindTap), 20th ed., Cengage. ISBN: 9780357718827.

Cengage Unlimited:
1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006
1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013
2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020

 

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today‚Äôs global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Evaluate the contemporary environments of small and family business firms.  

Appraise the contemporary problems and issues facing small businesses and family businesses.

Evaluate international opportunities for small and family business.  

Synthesize strategies to manage the complexities of contemporary small and family business.

Compare legal issues that impact small business performance.

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

 

Tests, Quizzes, Homework

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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