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Revision Date: 11-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | BUS-2210-VO03F - Small Business Management


Flex Class

FLEX courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. FLEX courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2024 ends on October 30.


Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 10 (as of 07-13-24 3:05 PM)
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Faculty

Bryn Mayr
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nick Molander

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 including key performance indicators (KPIs), 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 decision-making 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 and KPIs.
9. Demonstrate effective business writing and communication skills.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

BUS-2210-VO03F Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

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


Methods

Participation (discussion forums): 30%

Quizzes: 25%

Assignments (Applying Concepts): 25%

Final Project: 20%

Participation: In an online class this takes the form of discussion forums that will be open through the week and weekend for initial and reply threaded posts. You will be encouraged to pull and apply what you are learning into the discussions.

Quizzes: There will be one quiz per chapter, consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions. You may submit them at any time before the end of the semester (the only deadline is the last day of class).

Assignments: You will be given a prompt or asked to choose a prompt from your text. In these writing assignments the goal will be to apply relevant concepts in the modules to the prompts appropriately and in a way that demonstrates your understanding of those concepts.

Final Project: Interview and analysis of a small business owner/operator - you will as questions of a working small business owner/operator and analyze their attitudes, tactics, and philosophy based on what you learned in the course. You will opine as to how they are successful and how you might do things differently given your learning.

When the Canvas classroom is available, please see the "IMPORTANT INFORMATION" tab in the top, general information module for more detail about assignments and grading criteria.

Text: You may obtain this book in any format - new or used print versions are acceptable.

A New Entrepreneurial Dynamic
A New Entrepreneurial Dynamic: 21st Century Startups and Small Businesses v1.0
By:Greg Autry
Published:2022
Discipline:General Business Textbooks, Entrepreneurship Textbooks
ISBN (Digital):978-1-4533-9411-3
Student Link: https://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/2603964

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

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. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  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 Integrity


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.