Entrepreneurship - Diploma

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

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
BUS-131 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 3
BUS-138 SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING 3
MKT-140 PRINCIPLES OF SELLING 3
TOTAL 21
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3
BUS-130 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
BUS-135 MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE 3
BUS-141 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP 3
BUS-184 BASIC LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS 3
TOTAL 18

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement or a minimum grade of C- in ENG-013. No waivers.

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-138 - SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Discussions and focus are on marketing applications. Students will participate in workshops and strategies sessions on entrepreneurial topics related to market research, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, marketing campaigns and budgets.

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.

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-130 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

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-135 - MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides students with an introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation.  Students will examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and managerial functions such as promotions and sales planning, decision making, staffing, organizing and directing.  Students will develop an understanding of how financial systems, record keeping and risk management contribute to entrepreneurial success.

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.

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

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

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