District Syllabus
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
An introduction to the general theories, principles, concepts and 
practices of entrepreneurship.  Developing business plans.  Heavy 
emphasis is placed on lecture, readings, case studies and group 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Longenecker, Petty, Palich and Hoy. Small Business Management: Launching and Growing Entrepreneurial Venture, 16th ed., Cengage, 2012. ISBN: 9781111532871
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes (Organizational 
1. Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2. Apply organizational strategies.
3. Communicate professionally.
4. Manage information to support organizational goals.
5. Demonstrate effective management of a business organization.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the culture, concepts, and process of entrepreneurship.
2. Identify entrepreneurial opportunities within a large company or 
the opportunity for creating a new enterprise and how it aids the 
3. Identify sources of financing and the need for capital.
4. Apply the feasibility of creating new business ventures including 
plans for facing competition in innovation.
5. Develop a business plan.
6. Critique the tools, competition, and approach recommended in the 
business plan.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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