Course: BUS 497B. Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Seminar integrating a broad range of business disciplines, requiring students to apply them to actual problems facing local small businesses. Course reviews and integrates functional areas of business as they relate to small business problems. Examines business strategy for effective small business management and growth. Using a consultancy approach, students assess business owner’s situation and provide strategic, implementable recommendations in the form of a business plan. Offers a community service opportunity with service learning activities relating to concepts and theories presented.