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Course Description

Business - BUS 104

Operating a Small Business (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to explore the many considerations involved in owning and operating a small business. The course will emphasize the operation of a small business including insurance, employee relations, inventory control, purchasing, e-commerce, succession planning, financing, international business, legal and ethical issues.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 or minimum test score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language or 108 CPT-Sentence Skills.


  • BUS 103 or may be taken concurrently.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Determine risk management programs in a small business.
  • Develop human resource management practices for small business.
  • Evaluate family business succession plans.
  • Explore basic business law principles.
  • Justify vendor selection and inventory control procedures.
  • Select debt and equity finance options for a small business.
  • Analyze E-commerce opportunities for small business.
  • Apply business ethics and social responsibility to small business practices.
  • Assess small business practices in the global marketplace.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/27/2018

 104142632Oper Small Business 3Ontko S$12.0030/30/0OpenT R  10:30 AM-11:50 AM AS830
 104142957Oper Small BusinessOnline3Ontko S$12.0031/31/0Open 

Summer; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 104132415Oper Small BusinessOnline3Ontko S$12.0031/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 104112957Oper Small BusinessOnline3Ontko S$12.002/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 104112609Oper Small Business 3Ontko S$12.0014/30/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM AS830