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Business 321: Small Business Management


Varies; self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2012 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate the feasibility of small business ideas; analyze ethical and legal dilemmas of entrepreneurship; develop a marketing plan; assess accounting ledgers and financial reports; formulate strategies for management; and create a small business plan.


The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to entrepreneurship and small businesses. starting a small business, understanding business structures, developing small business plans, marketing overview for small businesses, small business marketing and promotion, financing and budgeting in small businesses, accounting overview for small business, financial reporting for small businesses, small business management strategy, small business product development, human resource management in small businesses, risk management in small business, and ethics in small business.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Small Business Management (12/17) (10/22 revalidation).