Course: GBUS 691. Small Business Consulting (3)
Prerequisites: GBUS 600; Classified status. Under faculty advisement, students conduct consulting projects for local small business owners, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations. Interdisciplinary course integrating a broad range of business disciplines and stresses their interactions with client companies. Provides students with the framework and experience needed for consulting. Students are responsible for evaluating clients’ needs, determining the scope of work, conducting appropriate research and analysis and developing recommendations designed to achieve organizational goals. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are improved and applied to evaluate alternative strategies and their effects on an organization’s long-term survival and success. Requires preparation and presentation of final work project.