Courses in Small Business Management

SBM Organizational Planning

SBMT 1110     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will do a business self-study, create a mission and vision statement and set business and personal goals. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Business Systems

SBMT 1120     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will begin preparing the business plan including the strategic plan and all business systems. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Financial Systems

SBMT 1210     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will design, evaluate and apply an appropriate record keeping system for the business and learn to interpret financial statements. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Financial Management

SBMT 1220     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will study cost controls and break-even analysis. They will also learn the process of pricing products and services for the business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Financial Analysis

SBMT 1230     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will study how to analyze the profit and loss statement, the balance sheet and how to do ratio and trend analysis. (Prerequisites: SBMT 1210)

SBM Marketing Systems

SBMT 1310     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will identify the 5 P's of marketing for the business, identify and refine the business image, and create a marketing strategy for the business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Marketing Management

SBMT 1320     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn advertising and promotional techniques and create an advertising plan. They will also learn the basics of selecting appropriate media and ad design. (Prerequisites: SBMT 1310)

SBM Personnel Systems

SBMT 1410     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn recruiting and hiring techniques for the business. They will also study training methodology and how to create personnel files and manuals. (Prerequisites: None)

Introduction to Small Business Management

SBMT 1900     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
This class is designed for those individuals considering or in the process of starting a business. The class will focus on exploring business opportunities, planning and creating an overall business plan, and financial considerations for start-up. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Record Keeping

SBMT 2130     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will identify source documents and practice data entry, general journal entries, sales journal entries and expense journal entries. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Asset & Inventory Management

SBMT 2131     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn the process of managing assets, asset allocation and inventory so as to improve business profitability. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM A/R & A/P Management

SBMT 2132     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn the process of managing the accounts receivable, creating reports and establishing customer credit guidelines. The student will also learn the process of managing accounts payable, creating reports and controlling cash flow. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Reconciliation & Closing Accounts

SBMT 2133     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn the process of reconciling and closing accounts, and matching account summaries to appropriate documents. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Payroll Systems

SBMT 2134     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn to identify the needed components of a payroll system for their business, process an initial payroll and create monthly, quarterly and yearly reports. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Payroll Reports

SBMT 2135     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn to use the appropriate documents for reporting employee earnings to the state and federal governments on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. (Prerequisites: SBMT 2134)

SBM Year End Closing

SBMT 2136     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn the process of closing expense and revenue accounts and making adjusting entries for the year-end. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Organizational Structure

SBMT 2240     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn about the various organizational structures that a small business may take and their strengths and weaknesses. (Prerequisites: SBMT1230)

SBM Financial & Tax Planning

SBMT 2241     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will begin the process of financial and tax planning for the company. (Prerequisites: SBMT 1230)

SBM Risk Management

SBMT 2242     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn various techniques for identifying and minimizing risk for their business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Cost Analysis

SBMT 2243     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn to apply direct materials, direct labor and other expenses associated with a job. They will create appropriate records and reports. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Pro-Forma Financial Statements

SBMT 2244     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn how to construct pro-forma income and balance sheet statements and financial forecasts. (Prerequisites: SBMT 1230)

Small Business Recordkeeping Applications IV

SBMT 2265     2.00 Credits
This course covers the analysis of, and the procedures in, making adjusting entries for accounts receivable, accounts payable, general journal and general ledgers. (Prerequisities: SBMT1160, 1265, 1266)

SBM Sales & Marketing Analysis

SBMT 2330     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will conduct a sales audit of the business and complete a sales and marketing analysis report based on customer and product information. (Prerequisites: SBMT 1310)

SBM Marketing Research

SBMT 2331     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn how to conduct some primary and secondary market research as it relates to their business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM e-Business Sales

SBMT 2332     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will examine business to customer sales transactions and applications for their business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Customer Information Systems

SBMT 2333     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn the process of collecting and compiling customer information for increased sales opportunities and improved customer service. (Prerequisities: SBMT 1310)

SBM Customer Service

SBMT 2334     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
This class is designed to give additional skills to the business owner or manager that improve the customer service offered by the business. The class will focus on creating a customer service plan, training staff to deal with customer service issues, and identifying management procedures to maintain and improve customer service.

SBM Supervisory Skills 1

SBMT 2420     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn various strategies for dealing with different behavioral types in individuals and strategies for building work teams. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Supervisory Skills 2

SBMT 2421     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will study employee communication skills and dealing with diversity in the workplace. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Employee Compensation

SBMT 2422     2.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will identify employee compensation and benefit options for their business and government rules and regulations regarding compensation for employees. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Business Communications

SBMT 2531     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will practice their speaking and writing to improve their communication skills. They will also learn about the different styles of communication and how to address each. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Business Math

SBMT 2532     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will learn math fundamentals as they apply to small businesses. This will include loan and depreciation schedules as well as the time value of money. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Time Management Skills

SBMT 2533     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will study time management skills as applied to a small business management position. (Prerequisite: None)

SBM Stress Management Skills

SBMT 2534     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will study stress management skills as applied to a small business management position. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Computerization-Accounting

SBMT 2610     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will begin the process of computerizing the accounting records of their business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Computerization-Sales & Marketing

SBMT 2611     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will begin the process of computerizing the sales and marketing records of customers and the business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Computerization-Human Resources

SBMT 2612     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will begin the process of computerizing the human resource records of the employees and the business. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Going Into Business

SBMT 2700     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this class the student will examine the process of starting a business. It will include business organization, hiring of employees, marketing and basic record keeping. (Prerequisites: None)

SBM Special Projects

SBMT 2900     1 - 3 Credits
Course Outline
Topics and projects will be assigned by the instructor. (Prerequisites: None)