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Fall 1988


Course syllabus for MGMT 845 Small Business Management

Course description: The School of Business and Public Administration has created a new Small Business Institute with the purpose of creating working relationships with businesses to provide students practical experience in testing business ideas.

The essential skill to business success is the ability to develop new products which better serve changing customer needs or implement new technologies and techniques to improve business productivity. These "entrepreneurial skills" come from testing business concepts in an actual business.

The first third of the trimester will involve attending class to study the unique characteristics of entrepreneurial decisions. The remainder of the course will be dominated by meetings with client businesses with class meetings occurring every other week. The instructor will operate as a "senior partner" in an effort to prepare a business or project plan analyzing a problem or opportunity a business is facing.