MKTG2301 Small Business Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Marketing major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit concentrates on the theory and practice of effective small business management and challenges assumptions that may be held about the way small businesses can or should adopt large business models and management practices. Topics include the role of small business in the economy, forms of small business ownership, assessing the feasibility of a small business concept, marketing and financing the small business, managing people in the small business, succession and risk management and legal issues in small business management.
Students are able to (1) identify the contemporary issues in small business management, the role of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Australian economy and the particular challenges they face; (2) critically reflect on the contemporary marketing and management theories as they apply in small business management and in particular the ability of a small business to create and maintain a competitive advantage in the market; (3) demonstrate the ability to produce clear oral presentations of their work; and (4) produce clear and concise written communication using an appropriate writing and referencing style.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Antoine Musu
Unit rules
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing; for pre-2012 courses: none
MGMT3301 Small Business Management
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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