BUSM 261 Small Business Management

This course explores management of a business enterprise with emphasis on the correct methods of operating a small business efficiently. Additional topics of discussion include personality and attitude requirements, organizing business operations, preparation of business communications, and strategies to encourage ethical behavior by managers and employees.

Credits

3 Credits

BUSM 261Small Business Management

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Business Management & Entrepreneurship

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course explores management of a business enterprise with emphasis on the correct methods of operating a small business efficiently. Additional topics of discussion include personality and attitude requirements, organizing business operations, preparation of business communications, and strategies to encourage ethical behavior by managers and employees.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

BUSM 261: Small Business Management Students will… RPG MTL SLO1. Explain the roles, responsibilities, and accountability of managers in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organization. 2 Understand SLO2. Describe formal and informal communication realities and processes within organizations (e.g., social and organizational networks). 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 16 Understand SLO3. Explain organizational hierarchies and the functions of management and administration at each level (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, and controlling). 1, 2 Understand SLO4. Identify how managers create and manage organizational culture. 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, 16 Analyze SLO5. Describe the importance of written policies, rules, and procedures. 2, 3, 4, 10, 12 Understand SLO6: Identify the impact of change on business operations and employees. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15 Evaluate SLO7: Describe the importance of ethics in business and identify strategies to encourage ethical behavior by managers and employees. 3, 4, 16 Analyze SLO8: Employ software tools (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to produce professional quality business communications (e.g., letters, memos, presentations, and emails) to address a variety of business situations. 2, 14 Create SLO9: Prepare a business report that integrates data from multiple sources to illustrate and emphasize key information. 2, 3, 12, 14 Create SLO10: Interpret and analyze financial information to make business decisions. 2, 3, 12, 14 Analyze

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Assignment Breakdown Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Quiz Chapter 1 1, 3, 6 Quiz Chapter 2 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 3 4, 6 Quiz Chapter 4 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 Quiz Chapter 5 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Quiz Chapter 6 3, 7 Quiz Chapter 7 2, 4, 6 Quiz Chapter 8 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 Quiz Chapter 9 4, 6, 9 Quiz Chapter 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Quiz Chapter 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 Quiz Chapter 12 1, 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 13 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 14 1, 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapter 15 2, 4, 8 Quiz Chapter 16 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 Quiz Chapter 17 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 Quiz Chapter 18 1, 5 Discussion Why This Profession? 1, 2, 3 Discussion Organizational Strategy 2, 3 Discussion Diversity 2, 4, 5, 7 Discussion Leaders vs. Managers 1, 3 Discussion Productivity 1, 5 Project Manager Interview 1, 3, 4, 8 Project Video Case Study: Financial Performance 9, 10 Project Rational Decision Making 1, 5 Project Guest Presenter Video: Logistics 1, 2, 6 Project When Goals Aren’t Met 1, 2, 4, 6 Project Case Study: Employee time Off 1, 4 Project Community Leadership 2, 9 Project Video Case Study: Information Management 3, 8 Project Financial Ratios 9, 10 Team Organizational Culture 2, 3, 4 Team Innovation in Education 1, 2, 6, 9 Team Performance Evaluation 1, 2, 5, 9 Team Motivating Employees 1, 2, 4 Exam Final Exam All

Required Materials

Required Activities

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Assignment Breakdown Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Quiz Chapter 1 1, 3, 6 Quiz Chapter 2 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 3 4, 6 Quiz Chapter 4 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 Quiz Chapter 5 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Quiz Chapter 6 3, 7 Quiz Chapter 7 2, 4, 6 Quiz Chapter 8 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 Quiz Chapter 9 4, 6, 9 Quiz Chapter 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Quiz Chapter 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 Quiz Chapter 12 1, 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 13 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapter 14 1, 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapter 15 2, 4, 8 Quiz Chapter 16 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 Quiz Chapter 17 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 Quiz Chapter 18 1, 5 Discussion Why This Profession? 1, 2, 3 Discussion Organizational Strategy 2, 3 Discussion Diversity 2, 4, 5, 7 Discussion Leaders vs. Managers 1, 3 Discussion Productivity 1, 5 Project Manager Interview 1, 3, 4, 8 Project Video Case Study: Financial Performance 9, 10 Project Rational Decision Making 1, 5 Project Guest Presenter Video: Logistics 1, 2, 6 Project When Goals Aren’t Met 1, 2, 4, 6 Project Case Study: Employee time Off 1, 4 Project Community Leadership 2, 9 Project Video Case Study: Information Management 3, 8 Project Financial Ratios 9, 10 Team Organizational Culture 2, 3, 4 Team Innovation in Education 1, 2, 6, 9 Team Performance Evaluation 1, 2, 5, 9 Team Motivating Employees 1, 2, 4 Exam Final Exam All 1. 2. 1. 2.