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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the engine that drives the US economy, and every business was started by an entrepreneur. Whether your goal is to start a restaurant, accounting firm, or the next big online social media blockbuster, this program is for you. Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to finance your start-up, develop your business plan, and increase your chances for success. Earn two certificates, one in Small Business Management and one in Entrepreneurship, on your way to completing your AAS degree.

PROGRAM PENDING STATE APPROVAL
 
Instructors and Staff
Stephani Smith-Instructor Business & Entrepreneurship, (319) 208-5000 x5217
Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University
 

 

Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Small Business Management is for those who wish to work in or own a small business. This will be awarded after successful completion of BUS-102, CSC-110, ACC-142, BUS-130, BUS-131, and ENG-131.

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is for those who wish to own or participate in a small business startup. This will be awarded after successful completion of BUS-135, BUS-138, BUS-145, BUS-181, BUS-141, and BUS-121.

An Entrepreneurship Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of both Certificate programs.

The Entrepreneurship Diploma is intended for those students who wish to specialize in the creation of new business ventures, evaluate the feasibility of a new venture and identify the available resources for assisting an entrepreneur during the startup phase of the business.

PROGRAM PENDING STATE APPROVAL

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS     3
  CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS     3
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
  ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH     3
*PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING     3
  BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS     3
  BUS-130 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP     3
  BUS-131 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES     3
  BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS     3
  SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  BUS-135 MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE     3
  BUS-138 SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING     3
  BUS-145 FINANCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP     3
  ECN-130 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS     3
  MAT-156 STATISTICS     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  BUS-141 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP     3
  BUS-181 BASIC LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS     3
  ECN-120 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS     3
  HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES     3
  MGT-170 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT     3

Entrepreneurship

 

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

 

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

 

BUS-121 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Designed to help the student develop effective communication techniques necessary for general business messages. The course emphasizes application of these techniques through the composition and keyboarding of letters, memos, reports and some oral presentations. Prerequisite: the ability to keyboard class assignments in mailable form.

 

BUS-130 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship emphasizes these proceses: understanding how to find, analyze, and pursue an opportunity; understanding oneself and personality characteristics of the entrepreneur; and examining the environment for entrepreneurship. A case and experiential approach is used throughout.

 

BUS-131 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations. Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

 

BUS-135 - MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Provide students with an introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Examine the characteristics of successsful entrepreneurs and managerial functions such as promotions and sales palnning, decision making, staffing, organizing and directing. Develop an understanding of how financial systems, record keeping and risk management contribute to entrepreneurial success.

 

BUS-138 - SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Discussions and focus are on marketing applications. Students will participate in workshops and strategies sessions on entrepreneurial topics related to market research, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, marketing campaigns and budgets.

 

BUS-141 - SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Focuses on information, examples, forms and activities needed for a business startup and for development of a successful business operation. Topics include market research and assessment, naming your business, finding a location, determining asset needs and forecasting sales, identifying job tasks and determining human resource needs, and writing a business plan. Prerequisites: BUS-135, BUS-145.

 

BUS-145 - FINANCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Provides a straightforward practical examination of the business and financial knowledge required of the successful entrepreneur. Investigates key questions that challenge entrepreneurs such as how much money can/should be raised, from whom, what the reasonable valuation of the company is, and how funding should be structured. Prerequisite: ACC-142.

 

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

 

BUS-181 - BASIC LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Provides a broad, practical examination of basic business law frameworks related to a new venture. Consideration is given to law-sensitive issues of intellectual property, employment law, business disputes, contracts, products liability, and white-collar crime. Students will explore key legal questions around going public, selling the company, and bankruptcy.

 

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

 

ECN-120 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introductory course in economics emphasizing macroeconomic theory and policy. The major topics will include economic systems, national income, national output, fiscal and monetary policy, unemployment, inflation, and, as time permits, international trade.

 

ECN-130 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introductory course in economics emphasizing micro-economic theory and contemporary problems. The major topics will include a description of the United States economy; demand and supply, price, output, and wage determination; domestic problems; international economics and the world economy.

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and mandatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

HUM-287 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

 

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 with a grade of at least C- or COMPASS Algebra score of 55 (or higher) or ACT score of 22 or above or math faculty approval.

 

MGT-170 - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course provides an overview of the principles involved in human resources management including strategy, legal environment, EEO, and job analysis and job design. Also covered are acquiring human resources, training and developing employees, compensation issues, and labor relations.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

 

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

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