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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 24, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUSA 180 Small Business Management

5 credits
This survey course examines specific principles of small business management, and business plan development. It focuses on analyzing management problems that relate to operations, human resources, marketing and consumer behavior.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher)

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the principles for starting and operating a small business
  • Recommend sources of information for use in starting and operating a small business
  • Identify specific types of business ownership
  • Identify characteristics of consumer behavior
  • Summarize various employee motivation theories
  • Differentiate between leadership and management strategies
  • Describe operational problems common to small business and identify possible solutions
  • Identify key elements in successful marketing efforts
  • Interpret financial statement information
  • Compose his/her own business plan