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Small Business Management G (11509.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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Small business plays a vital role in the Australian economy, accounting for more than 30% of production and almost 50% of employment in the non-financial private sector. The aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical and practical aspects of small business management. Specifically, this unit examines the management of small businesses including how to develop a business idea, financing and launching a small business, surviving the early years, managing an established small business, and the planning process including strategies for growth and/or expansion.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply concepts, theories, skills and experience to complex real-life challenges involved in establishing and managing a small business, demonstrating initiative, responsibility, accountability, creativity and reflective practice;

2. Compare different forms of entrepreneurial theory and practice and their role for idea and small business development;

3. Formulate and evaluate a business plan for a small business;

4. Evaluate and communicate the different forms of financing and funding for small business in Australia;

5. Prepare and critically evaluate a marketing plan for a small business; and

6. Identify, analyse and apply ethical and social responsibility issues and concerns in a small business management and professional context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

To be advised.





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