Entrepreneurship - Certificate

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Entrepreneurship Small Business Management Certificate
Entrepreneurship Certificate
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West Burlington campus (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

When offered Course Title Credit
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3
BUS-131 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 3
BUS-141 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP 3
BUS-184 BASIC LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS 3
MKT-140 PRINCIPLES OF SELLING 3
TOTAL 18

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

BUS-121 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Designed to help the student develop effective communication techniques necessary for general business messages. The course emphasizes application of these techniques through the composition and keyboarding of letters, memos, reports and some oral presentations. 

BUS-131 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations.  Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

BUS-141 - SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on information, examples, forms and activities needed for a business startup and for development of a successful business operation. Topics include market research and assessment, naming a business, finding a location, determining asset needs and forecasting sales, identifying job tasks and determining human resource needs, and writing a business plan. Prerequisites: BUS-135, BUS-145.

BUS-184 - BASIC LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Provides a broad, practical examination of basic business law frameworks related to a new venture. Consideration is given to law-sensitive issues of intellectual property, employment law, business disputes, contracts, products liability, and white-collar crime. Students will explore key legal questions around going public, selling the company, and bankruptcy.

MKT-140 - PRINCIPLES OF SELLING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Fundamental terminology, principles and techniques of direct and indirect selling as well as promotional methods. Emphasis on human behavior and the motivation, rewards, duties, and qualifications of a person in sales. This course is designed for an individual preparing for initial or improved employment.

Stephani Smith - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5217

Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University

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