BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

BUSM-255 - Small Business Development - 3.00 Credits

BUSM-255 - Small Business Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is specifically designed to provide students with the knowledge required in starting-up and successfully operating a small business. Topics include business structures, location and market assessment considerations, business plans and methods of financing, government obligations, franchising, strategic planning and control. Case studies and simulation are used in the course.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Administrative Studies Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2022 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : BUSM 250, ACED 115, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • develop a solid understanding of issues involved in starting and managing a small business;

  • determine and evaluate potential business opportunities;

  • understand small business management issues related to all functional areas such as finance, marketing, personnel management, etc. to successfully run a business;

  • conduct a feasibility study of a small business opportunity; and

  • develop a comprehensive business plan.
  • Text and Materials: Balderson, D. Wesley. Canadian Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Current Edition.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved January 2001.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F1:30PM - 4:30PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022