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Main Campus · Richards College of Business · Management

Entrepreneurship & Sm Bus Mgmt
MGNT-3618

  • Fall 2020
  • Section 01
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/12/2020 to 12/05/2020
  • Modified 08/10/2020

Description

Study to isolate and examine for solution the significant problems encountered by men and women who establish and manage small businesses.

Requisites

Prerequisites:
MGNT 3600 and MKTG 3803 and Richards Col Upper Division RCUD
Corequisites:

Contact Information

Lecturer: Mr. Richard Sigman

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, 8:15 AM to 10:45 AM, Miller Hall 2208A

Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Meeting Times

Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm until 4:45pm in Miller Hall 1201.  We will divide the class roughly in half with A-M last names on Wednesdays and N-Z on Mondays.  We will have 2 first days (Wed. Aug 12 and Mon. Aug 17) to discuss the projects and assignments so that everyone is on equal footing.

Materials

Small Business Management 18e

  • Author: Longenecker, Petty, Palich, Hoy
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Edition: 18e

You do not need an online access code, just the book itself.

Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of new ventures and how they originate. (BBA 4)
  2. Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how the integration of a number of different disciplines, (including marketing, economics, finance, accounting, law, leadership, ethics, and human resource management) form the foundation of a business. (BBA 4)
  3. Students will research and evaluate new business opportunities. (BBA 1, MGT 2)

Evaluation

Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 70%

You will have a total of four exams and a final exam in this course.  The lowest of the 5 exam grades will be dropped.  The exam format could be multiple choice, short answer, true/false or discussion.  

Online Chapter Quizzes 15%

Your lowest individual quiz grade will be dropped.  Quizzes will be due by 11:59 the day before the corresponding exam.  Chapters 1-4 are due by 11:59pm on September 8, 2020.  Chapters 5-8 are due September 29, 2020 by 11:59pm.  Chapters 9-13 are due October 25, 2020 by 11:59pm.  Chapters 15, 19, 20, and 21 are due November 15, 2020 by 11:59pm.

Marketing Strategy Project 15%

Breakdown

Assignments

Schedule

Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Face 2 Face
08/12/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Introduction/ True Colors
Face 2 Face
08/17/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Introduction/ True Colors
Face 2 Face
08/19/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 1- Entrepreneurial Life
Face 2 Face
08/24/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 2- Integrity, Ethics, and Social Entrepreneurship
Face 2 Face
08/26/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 3- Starting a small business
Online
September 8, 2020
Courseden
Chapter 1-4 Quizzes due by 11:59pm
Face 2 Face
08/31/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 4- Franchises and Buyouts
Face 2 Face
09/02/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Exam 1 Review
Face 2 Face
09/07/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Labor Day Holiday- No Class
Online
September 9, 2020
Courseden
Exam 1

Exam will be open from 8am until 11:59pm

Face 2 Face
09/14/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 5- Family Business
Face 2 Face
09/16/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 6- Business Plan
Face 2 Face
09/21/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 7- Marketing Plan
Face 2 Face
09/23/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 8- The Organizational Plan
Face 2 Face
09/28/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Exam 2 Review
Online
September 29, 2020
Courseden
Chapter 5-8 Quizzes Due by 11:59pm
Online
September 30, 2020
Courseden
Exam 2

Exam will be open from 8am until 11:59pm

Face 2 Face
10/05/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 9- Location Plan
Face 2 Face
10/07/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 10- Understanding Financials
Face 2 Face
10/12/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 11- Forecasting
Face 2 Face
10/14/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 12- Sources of Funding
Face 2 Face
10/19/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 13- Exit Strategy
Face 2 Face
10/21/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Exam 3 Review
Online
October 25, 2020
Courseden
Chapter 9-13 quizzes due by 11:59pm
Online
October 26, 2020
Courseden
Exam 3

Exam will be open from 8am until 11:59pm

Face 2 Face
10/28/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 15- Product development and supply chain
Face 2 Face
11/02/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 19- Professional Management
Face 2 Face
11/04/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 20- Managing Human Resources
Face 2 Face
11/09/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Chapter 21- Managing Risks
Face 2 Face
11/11/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Exam 4 review
Online
November 15, 2020
Courseden
Chapters 15, 19, 20, and 21 quizzes due by 11:59pm
Online
November 16, 2020
Courseden
Exam 4

Exam will be open from 8am until 11:59pm

Face 2 Face
11/18/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Miller 1201
Guest Speaker
Online
11/23/2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
ONLINE
Final Exam Review
Online
November 25, 2020
Courseden
Marketing Strategy Project is due by 11:59pm
Online
November 30, 2020
Courseden
Final Exam

Exam will be open from 8am until 11:59pm

College/School Policies

Wolf Pact

Having read the Honor Code for the University of West Georgia, I understand and accept my responsibility to uphold the values described therein and to conduct myself in a manner that will reflect the values of UWG and the Richards College of Business so as to respect the rights of all UWG community members. As a UWG student, I will represent myself truthfully and complete all academic assignments honestly and within the parameters set by my instructor.

I understand and accept that if I am found guilty of violations (through processes due me as a UWG student and outlined in the UWG Student Handbook), penalties will be imposed.

I also recognize that my responsibility includes a willingness to confront members of the UWG community if I feel there has been a violation of the Honor Code.  

Ultimately, I will conduct myself in a manner that promotes UWG as the best place to work, learn, and succeed for my generation, and those to come!

About the Richards College of Business

Vision
To become a globally recognized college of business preparing forward-thinking, responsible leaders.

Mission
We are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement, and experiences.

Strategic Goals and Values

Student Success
Admit quality students and provide them with an education that is rich in experiences and engagement opportunities to prepare them to be effective and ethical professionals.

Academic Success
Recruit, retain and develop faculty and staff by providing sufficient resources to support dynamic and up-to-date bachelor and master-level curricula, to conduct research and other professional activities, and to support engagement with all stakeholders.

Operational Success
Recruit, retain and develop administrative management and staff personnel to manage, develop and support infrastructure and those activities that build internal and external partnerships while working in an ever-changing environment.

Ethical Values
The Richards College of Business community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, and business partners) share a commitment to the principles of honesty and integrity in interactions and undertakings, accountability for personal behavior, and respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others. In addition, we strive to continuously improve our abilities to recognize unethical behavior and to make ethical and moral decisions.

Institutional Policies

Academic Support

Accessibility Services: Students with a documented disability may work with UWG Accessibility Services to receive essential services specific to their disability. All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and USG Board of Regents standards. If a student needs course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability or chronic illness, or if he/she needs to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, the student should notify his/her instructor in writing and provide a copy of his/her Student Accommodations Report (SAR), which is available only from Accessibility Services. Faculty cannot offer accommodations without timely receipt of the SAR; further, no retroactive accommodations will be given. For more information, please contact Accessibility Services.

Center for Academic Success: The Center for Academic Success provides services, programs, and opportunities to help all undergraduate students succeed academically. For more information, contact them: 678-839-6280 or [email protected]

University Writing Center: The University Writing Center assists students with all areas of the writing process. For more information, contact them: 678-839-6513 or [email protected]

Online Courses

UWG takes students’ privacy concerns seriously: technology-enhanced and partially and fully online courses use sites and entities beyond UWG and students have the right to know the privacy policies of these entities. For more information on privacy and accessibility for the most commonly used sites, as well as technology requirements visit the UWG Online site.

Students enrolled in online courses can find answers to many of their questions in the Online/Off-Campus Student Guide.

If a student is experiencing distress and needs help, please see the resources available at the UWG Cares site. Online counseling is also available for online students.

Honor Code

At the University of West Georgia, we believe that academic and personal integrity are based upon honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Students at West Georgia assume responsibility for upholding the honor code. West Georgia students pledge to refrain from engaging in acts that do not maintain academic and personal integrity. These include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, aid of academic dishonesty, lying, bribery or threats, and stealing. 

The University of West Georgia maintains and monitors a confidential Academic Dishonesty Tracking System. This database collects and reports patterns of repeated student violations across all the Colleges, the Ingram Library, and the School of Nursing. Each incidence of academic dishonesty is subject to review and consideration by the instructor, and is subject to a range of academic penalties including, but not limited to, failing the assignment and/or failing the course. Student conduct sanctions range from verbal warning to suspension or expulsion depending on the magnitude of the offense and/or number of offenses. The incident becomes part of the student’s conduct record at UWG.

Additionally, the student is responsible for safeguarding his/her computer account. The student’s account and network connection are for his/her individual use. A computer account is to be used only by the person to whom it has been issued. The student is responsible for all actions originating through his/her account or network connection. Students must not impersonate others or misrepresent or conceal their identities in electronic messages and actions. For more information on the University of West Georgia Honor Code, please see the Student Handbook.

UWG Email Policy

University of West Georgia students are provided a MyUWG e-mail account. The University considers this account to be an official means of communication between the University and the student. The purpose of the official use of the student e-mail account is to provide an effective means of communicating important university related information to UWG students in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her email.

Credit Hour Policy

The University of West Georgia grants one semester hour of credit for work equivalent to a minimum of one hour (50 minutes) of in-class or other direct faculty instruction AND two hours of student work outside of class per week for approximately fifteen weeks. For each course, the course syllabus will document the amount of in-class (or other direct faculty instruction) and out-of-class work required to earn the credit hour(s) assigned to the course. Out-of-class work will include all forms of credit-bearing activity, including but not limited to assignments, readings, observations, and musical practice. Where available, the university grants academic credit for students who verify via competency-based testing, that they have accomplished the learning outcomes associated with a course that would normally meet the requirements outlined above (e.g. AP credit, CLEP, and departmental exams).

HB 280 (Campus Carry)

UWG follows University System of Georgia (USG) guidance: http://www.usg.edu/hb280/additional_information#

You may also visit our website for help with USG Guidance: https://www.westga.edu/police/campus-carry.php

Mental Health Support

If you or another student find that you are experiencing a mental health issue, free confidential services are available on campus in the Counseling Center. Students who have experienced sexual or domestic violence may receive confidential medical and advocacy services with the Patient Advocates in Health Services. To report a concern anonymously, please go to UWGcares.

ELL Resources

If you are a student having difficulty with English language skills, and / or U.S. culture is not your home culture, specialized resources are available to help you succeed. Please visit the E.L.L. resource page for more information.

COVID-19

Proctored Exams/Online Instruction: Students should be aware and plan ahead for the possibility of having to complete all courses and/or exams online or in a proctored environment. This means talking with your instructors about what minimum technical requirements (software and hardware) will be required should your class move online or a student's personal needs dictate. This also includes making plans for internet access at whatever location participation may occur.

Virtual or in-person proctored exams, if your instructor should require them, may result in an additional cost to the student. Please discuss these details with your instructor or see the information provided here.

Face Coverings: Effective July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia institutions, including the University of West Georgia, will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.

Face coverings are not required in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met. Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.

Student FAQs: For more information about UWG COVID-19 guidance for students visit the Student FAQ webpage

 

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