District Syllabus

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:
This course prepares students to start their own business and is 
designed to assist entrepreneurs to strengthen and manage their 
business skills.  Fundamentals of starting and operating a business, 
developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product 
or service, developing an effective accounting system will be 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Katz. Entrepreneurial Small Business, 4 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 9780077513009
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Identifying the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
2. Comparing the rewards of entrepreneurship with its potential 
3. Analyzing the personal needs, skills, and degree of commitment 
necessary to launch a new enterprise.
4. Indicating personal considerations to take into account before 
initiating a small business operation.
5. Contrasting the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship 
with the skills necessary for successful small business management.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the role of the manager and the entrepreneur.
2. Develop a business plan.
3. Plan a marketing strategy.
4. Plan sales promotion techniques and procedures to market goods 
and/or services.
5. Finance and business.
6. Deal with legal issues.
7. Manage the business.
8. Keep business records.
9. Manage finances.
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.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

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.

Equity Statement: Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.