Course Description

Once a business owner has validated their business idea, created financial projections and obtained funding, it is necessary to focus on the structure and the management of the business in order to position the business for growth. This course will address the current theory and practices of business operations and identify the various forms of structuring a business and the related legal obligations. An overview of business ethics and how to manage growth and a winning team is also addressed.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Explore various business structures in Canada and the related registration processes, legal regulations and concerns that impact the business
  • Analyze operations management of both product and service companies
  • Recognize how to lead, motivate and manage a team to position the small business for growth
  • Identify ethical situations which frequently arise in small businesses or new ventures
  • Prepare for managing the challenges and transition from start-up to successive growth stages
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Online Asynchronous
Feb 06, 2024 to Mar 25, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $529.00
Reading List / Textbook

This textbook is offered in a digital format. Access may be purchased from the University of Calgary Bookstore.

Title: Small Business Management: Launching and Growing New Ventures
Edition: 6th
Authors: Justin Longenecker; Leo B. Donlevy; Terri Champion; J. William Petty; Leslie E. Palich; Frank Hoy
Publisher: Nelson
ISBN: 978-0176701666

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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