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BUS-2210-VO01Y - Small Business Management

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 200225
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 11-03-2020 to 12-21-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-12-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 12-01-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Bryn Mayr | View Faculty Credentials
This section is waitlisted. Please contact your nearest center for availability..

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Course Description:

This course explores the practical aspects of organizing and managing a small business. It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to make informed business decisions. Topics include the basic concepts of accounting, finance, cash management, taxes, business law, government regulations, staffing, and marketing.

Essential Objectives:

1. Develop a business plan that accounts for market analysis, appraisal of products and services, marketing strategies, organizing and staffing, and financial analysis.
2. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business, starting a new business, or acquiring a franchised business.
3. Describe and apply techniques of asset management including fixed assets, inventory, accounts receivable, and cash flow.
4. Apply marketing practices to product pricing, advertising, and sales promotion for small business.
5. Discuss federal and state laws and regulations and taxes affecting small businesses.
6. Discuss the ethical considerations inherent in decisions in small business management.
7. Describe the opportunities and challenges small businesses face in competing in a global marketplace.
8. Illustrate the controlling function of management through the use of financial statement analysis.


PLEASE NOTE: This is an accelerated class. It runs from November 3, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

1. Text book - This class is going to be using the following textbook. I use Flatworld textbooks because they are always well-written and organized, with ample outside resources and references, and they're WAY less expensive than some of those other publishers out there. For this class, you will need access to the digital book, but you can also order a new or used print copy from any source if you like.

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Entrepreneurship v1.0
By:Laura Portolese, Jaclyn A. Krause, and Julie R. Bonner
Discipline:General Business Textbooks, Management & Organization Textbooks
ISBN (Digital):978-1-4533-9000-9
Student Link:

2. Discussions: we will discuss concepts covered in discussion forums.

3. Assignments: we will have "Applying Concepts" assignments each week, in which students will apply what we covered to exercises offered in each chapter of the text.

4. Chapter Quizzes: students will have weekly quizzes, which will have questions in the order of the text chapters. These can be done at any time in the semester. These quizzes will be accessed through the textbook publisher's website - links will be provided.

5. Final Project: Business Plan - this will be a detailed plan for a business idea you come up with at the start of the term.

Evaluation Criteria:

Participation (discussion forums): 25%

Quizzes: 25%

Assignments (Applying Concepts): 25%

Final Project: 20%

Elevator Pitch: 5%

Grading Criteria:

97-100 A+

77-79 C+

93-96 A

73-76 C

90-92 A-

70-72 C-

87-89 B+

67-69 D+

83-86 B

63-66 D

80-82 B-

60-62 D-

< 60: F (no credit)


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

BUS-2210-VO01Y Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Bryn Mayr
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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