Courses & Units

Small Business Management BMA357

Hobart, Launceston



Small businesses contribute significantly to the economies of most countries, particularly in regional economies. The size of a small business is diversely defined across the globe. In Australia, small business is defined as organisations employing fewer than 20 people. Australian small businesses account for almost 96% of all actively trading organisations (large, medium, small and micro) and contributed to approximately half of the entire private sector industry employment in 2010-11. Small businesses play a pivotal role as employers, providers of goods and services and customers to other businesses in our communities.  

The study of small business management requires an understanding of a wide range of activities such as: marketing, merchandising, promotion, budgeting, customer service, human resource and operations management.  The aim of this unit is to assist you to acquire a deeper understanding of the small business environment, strategy and concepts, and to equip you with a working knowledge of how to integrate suitable techniques and strategies to maximise the effectiveness of small business management efforts to either managing a small business or advising small businesses as consultants.


Unit name Small Business Management
Unit code BMA357
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Bronwyn Eager

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,611.00 080301

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Teaching Pattern

Two hour lecture, one hour tutorial each week


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