Courses & Units

Small Business Management BMA357

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Small Business Management
Unit code BMA357
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
TSBE
Discipline Management
Coordinator

Stuart Schonell

Teaching staff

Stuart Schonell

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $2,438.00 080301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BMA101

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA227

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two hour lecture, one hour tutorial each week

Assessment

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Textbooks

Required

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