UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MGMT5601 Small Business Management

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit concentrates on the management of small business and the aspects of coping with survival and growth of small and medium-sized businesses. Topics include the role of small business in the economy; starting a small business; management challenges of running a small business; critical stages of growth; alternative modes of growth; the small business conglomerate; advising small businesses; franchising; family businesses; succession problems and small business strategies. Aspects of entrepreneurship and new venture creation are considered only briefly as these are covered in detail in MGMT5608 Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Students relate case studies of Australian small businesses with theory and undertake a substantial practical assignment which can include interviews with owner-managers or a consulting assignment.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) conceptualise the approach required in advising small businesses, franchising, family businesses; (2) explain the role of small business in the economy; (3) explain the challenges management faces in running a small business; and (4) identify the critical stages of growth of small businesses.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT5601/TRI-2/2017

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