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COURSE NUMBER: BMGT160
COURSE TITLE:Entrepreneurial Skills
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Entrepreneurial Skills will focus on developing student awareness, knowledge, understanding, and application of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ownership/Management. Key business themes and concepts will include:
  • Role of small business in the economy small business.
  • Startup/buyout and organization of a business.
  • Management, marketing, operations.
  • Entrepreneurs as the energizers of small business.
  • The role impact and benefits of technology to a small business.
  • Growth of global business and role and opportunities for small business.
  • Role of ethics in business and focus on quality.

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Develop successful written, interpersonal, and digital communication skills necessary for a business professional.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the concepts and applications of entrepreneurship and small business and the role entrepreneurship and small business plays in the U.S. economy.
  • Compare and contrast the different paths of entrepreneurship and owning a small business and distinguish the difference between imitative and innovative businesses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial concepts and applications relevant to small business and analyze business and management strategies critical to small business success.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of a global perspective in small business and entrepreneurial success and an awareness of societal trends impacting the business field.
  • Apply knowledge of technology methods and trends relevant to business, entrepreneurship and small business and demonstrate knowledge of digital tools and methods including web and mobile communications and information literacy necessary for professional success.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Entrepreneurship: A World of Opportunity
  2. Business Startups and Buyout Business Opportunities
  3. Developing the New Venture Business Plan
  4. Focusing on the Customer: Marketing Growth Strategies
  5. Managing Growth in Small Business
  6. Understanding Financial Aspects involved in Small Business including; financial marketing, operational, and human resource management.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be utilized to calculate classroom performance. Checkpoints, case studies, final exam, miscellaneous assignments, and participation points will be assigned. Total points will be determined for the semester. The following percentages will be used to assign grades:

90-100% = A

  80-89% = B

  70-79% = C

  60-69% = D

  59-below = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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