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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 3001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
006590

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Commerce

Course aim

To describe and analyse the characteristics of small enterprises (SE) and the types of skills, knowledge and assistance needed by the successful SE manager-owner.

Course content

  • The SE sector in Australia: definitions, statistics, contribution to the economy and Society.
  • The SE owner-manager: enterprise, entrepreneurship, requirements for success.
  • SE management: life cycle of the SE, requirements in administrative management, information and finances; networking.
  • Problems and failure: resource poverty, causes of failure.
  • Assistance: government policy, role of the accountant, banker, others.
  • Start-up process: feasibility report. 
  • Financing the SE: start-up, development, maturity.
  • Financial management and control: cash flow and profit, assessment of profitability and liquidity; investment decisions; strategic planning.
  • Analysis and assessment of performance: industry benchmarks, role of computer. 
  • Business plan: preparation and monitoring, relation to the budget system.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

36 units of UniSA Business School courses.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 50% N/A
Essay 2000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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