Small Business Management G (11509.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit examines how students could develop and launch their own business and how to manage an established small business for expansion. The unit begins by reviewing the history of small businesses and identifying a successful entrepreneur's characteristics. The unit will then coach students in some basic business skills including writing a business plan, launching a new venture, identifying market opportunities, creating a marketing plan, and financing a business.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Summer Semester||28 November 2022||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Summer Semester||27 November 2023||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||27 May 2024||Online||Dr Gary Grant|
All readings, texts, and online references are provided through the Canvas site. This includes a number of online textbooks that can be downloaded and other resources including links to podcasts, LinkedIn Learning and YouTube.
This course is a 100% online self-paced programme with set assessment deliverable dates as per the Canvas site. There are no on-campus lectures or tutorials. All lectures, video, podcast and reading resources are provided in the Canvas modules.
This unit is designed for independent online study. Students study the written and audio-visual materials individually at a time and location of their own choice with set individual assessment items submitted throughout the unit.
The assessment is split between a case study that is developed progressively as you work through the learning materials and the final report (Business Plan). The case study forms part of both the learning and the assessment of the unit and it is an important way of ensuring that the learning material is 'bedded down' in your mind.
This style of learning is designed specifically for students who are unable to attend campus-based classes due to other commitments. It may not be suitable for students who require a more interactive learning style and such students are encouraged to consider a campus-based unit instead.
As students work through the material at varying rates there are no set activities such as forum postings required however students are encouraged to utilise the forums to post questions to other students or discuss topics as required.
Inclusion and engagement
Required IT skills
Internet access and search engine usage ability and use of suitable word processing program.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work-integrated learning: WIL Project.
The project is an activity that engages individuals or teams to respond to real-world problems or opportunities under the guidance of the faculty. No external placement or fieldwork is required.
The project is in two parts and is detailed on the canvas site. The first part is the progression through a case study of a restaurant that is undergoing a series of changes. Students are involved in various stages of management practices and decision-making.
The second part is the development of a Business Plan for a hypothetical Company.
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