Why Businesses Succeed: Finance and Management for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
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Small businesses and non-profit enterprises are growth engines for building communities and implementing social justice and equity. This program will develop the financial management competencies required to run a sustainable small business or a non-profit organization. Topics will include entrepreneurship, business finance and accounting, and management skills needed for starting, operating, and promoting a successful and financially sustainable small-business or non-profit business organizations. Students will explore issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise from working with various types of small businesses, social enterprises and public organizations across the boundaries of cultural and economic difference.
The program will focus on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business management, and on the guidelines for developing and financing small businesses and social enterprises. Topics discussed will cover basic financial accounting, costs and price setting, and general topics on economic policy and globalization.
This program is for students interested in business management and finance, community building, organizational behavior, and leadership. Individual and group learning will be facilitated through active involvement in seminar discussions, workshop activities, writing, and oral presentations. Students will design and implement individual and group projects, and do research and analysis on small businesses and non-profit organizations models.
12 credit option: Students who enroll for 12 credits will participate in all program activities plus a 4 credit in-program Individual Learning Contract (ILC) or Internship. The content of the ILC or internship needs to relate to the program and will need to be approved by the faculty by the end of Week 1 of the quarter. Email the faculty directly with any questions.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Business management, public service, community building, financial and grant management
Credits per quarter
- No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
In-program internship possibilities with local small business or community-based organizations
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, January 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Located in: Olympia
|2019-04-23||12-credit option added to program|