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Small Business Management - Entrepreneurship (SBC)
Program Course Descriptions


BUS100 Introduction to Business
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Designed to introduce the student to the various aspects of the business world. Topics include economic systems, management principles, organizing concepts, motivation theory, production and quality, marketing principles, accounting concepts, financial management and contracts. Fulfills open and business elective.
BUS112 Contemporary Organizational Communications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides students with the tools needed to communicate effectively and efficiently in a dynamic business environment. The course incorporates the latest trends in workplace communication technology to help students develop suitable business messages. Topics include: ethical and intercultural communications, business etiquette skills, composing business messages, customer service, business reports, and sales presentations. Fulfills open and business electives.
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MGT208 Small Business Financial Management
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course helps small business owners and entrepreneurs use financial information to make informed business decisions. Topics include: basic accounting information and financial statements, personal financial planning, business and personal credit management, small business lending, budgeting, financial forecasting, and financial analysis involving cost-benefit, net present value, break-even, and ratios. The class incorporates the use of spreadsheets as it relates to small business financial management. Fulfills open and business electives.
MKT101 Marketing
Pre: Communications proficiency
Introduces the role of marketing in business and other organizations. Basic theory and terminology are examined with emphasis on the major components of marketing: product, price, promotion, and distribution.
ACC110 Small Business Computerized Accounting
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an overview of a computerized accounting system for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics include: Setting up the business and accounts, invoicing and receiving payments, creating automatic transactions and alerts, analyzing payables and receivables, reconciling accounts, and generating financial statements and reports. Fulfills open and business electives. (1 hour of lecture per week)
MGT201 Human Resource Management
Pre: BUS 100 or MGT 102
Analysis of policy and administrative functions involved in human resource management. Topics include manpower planning, selection, training, communication, methods of payment and motivation, employee welfare, and research. Selected cases are employed to develop student's decision-making capability.
MGT206 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship
Pre: BUS 100 or MGT 102
The course helps aspiring entrepreneurs learn what it takes to succeed on their own. The course shows how to investigate and evaluate business opportunities; how to establish the skill and knowledge needed to establish a new firm; how to market products and services; how to manage the human and fiscal demands of a business operation; and how to meet the organization's social responsibility to the community.
MKT204 Advertising
Pre: MKT101
Introduction to the planning, creation, and use of advertising. Explores the role of advertising in our economy and its specific use in marketing a new product. Includes advertising appeals, copyrighting, layouts, printing processes, media selection, research techniques, dealer programs, national campaigns, retail and industrial advertising, and the advertising agency's function. Careers in advertising will also be surveyed.
SBDE Small Business Directed Elective
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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