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Revision Date: 04-May-20

BUS-2210-VU01 - Small Business Management

Online Class

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

Synonym: 184908

Location: Winooski - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Rick Leete | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

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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.


Reading the assigned textbook will be the primary source of learning in this course. Students are required to read the chapters assigned. There are lectures, discussion forums, assignments and exams in the online class meetings.

There is an emphasis on Business Planning methods and resources as applied to the course topics. Selected readings, case studies, and other multimedia, including Zoom meetings, resources may be utilized.

Evaluation Criteria:


There will be two exams scheduled during the semester. The two exams will be

scheduled at the mid-semester and end-of-the-semester for the materials covered. The final exam will not be cumulative. The format of the exams will include multiple choice, short answer, and/or a selection of longer answer questions. The course assignments will include specific topics related Business Plan models. Cases, problems, and written assignments may be included.

Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion of this course requires:

1) Active participation in both class discussion forums.

2) Completion of reading assignments, business plan project, exams, and other assignments.

This is an interactive course. This means that students will be expected to actively participate in class discussion. Students are encouraged to state and defend their opinions.

Grading Criteria:


The final course grade will be weighted as follows:

Exam 1 = 20%

Exam 2 = 20%

Business Plan Project = 20%

Assignments = 20%

Participation/ Discussion Forums = 20%

For the Record:

A+ 98 - 100

A 94 - 97

A- 90 - 93

B+ 87 - 89

B 84 - 86

B- 80 - 83

C+ 77 - 79

C 74 - 76

C- 70 - 73

D+ 67 - 69

D 64 - 66

D- 60 - 63

F < 60


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 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-VU01 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: James Leete
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Marianne DiMascio

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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