BA 571 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BA 571
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course incorporates current theory and practice relating to starting and managing small businesses. It includes a comprehensive coverage of critical small business issues, numerous realworld examples to help students understand how to apply the business management concepts in theory.The course also involves a entrepreneurship module through which students will explore and understand the concept.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to evaluate the availability of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • will be able to discuss the economic impact of small businesses
  • will be able to explain the franchising concept
  • will be able to explain the reasons for and methods of starting a new business
  • will be able to develop a comprehensive business plan
Course Content The course includes small business management with all its dimensions alongside with a thorough analysis of the entrepreneurship concept.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
2 What is a Small Business? Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
3 How to start up a small business? Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
4 How to prepare a business plan? Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
5 Finance in small business Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
6 Management and HRM in small businesses Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
7 Sustainability in small businesses Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
8 Risks and Opportunities faced by small businesses Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
9 Small businesses and globalism Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
10 Small businesses and technological advancement Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
11 Entrepreneurship Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
12 Who is an entrepreneur? Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
13 Improving entrepreneurial skills Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
14 Entrepreneurship and globalism Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005
15 Presentations
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Thomas W. Zimmerer, Norman M. Scarborough, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2005 

Suggested Readings/Materials

Related papers, books and journals

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
35
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
213

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to demonstrate general business knowledge and skills.

2

To able to master the state-of-the-art literature in the area of specialization.

3

To be able to evaluate the performance of business organizations through a holistic approach.

4

To be able to effectively communicate scientific ideas and research results to diverse audiences.

5

To be able to deliver creative and innovative solutions to business-related problems.

6

To be able to solve business related problems using analytical and technological tools and techniques.

7

To be able to take a critical perspective in evaluating business knowledge.

8

 

To be able to exhibit an ethical and socially responsible behavior in conducting research and making business decisions.

9

To be able to carry out a well-designed independent and empirical research.

10

To be able to use a foreign language to follow information about the field of finance and participate in discussions in academic environments.        

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest