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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

DURATION

Diploma: 3 Months
BA: 24 Months
MBA: 18 Months

NUMBER OF CREDITS

60 ECTS
180 ECTS
120 ECTS

TUITION FEES PER SEMESTER

€ 1.250
€ 1.500
€ 2.700

LANGUAGE

English

START DATES

October, February, June & August

LOCATION

Online

 

Overview

Starting your own business is a dream that many share. Imagine the flexibility and freedom of being your own boss. There are thousands of small businesses which open every day, but how many people have the actual know-how for making money and succeeding in their business? With training from EII, you can take the first step towards making this dream a reality. Learn how to independently run your business, and prepare for job responsibilities that include market research, financing and budgets, and maintaining business records. There are a lot of areas where you can start your own business, including the service sector, for-profit and non-profit organizations, or wherever you have an interest.


This course will provide you with the foundations of business management to enable you receive the satisfaction in watching your own business grow. If you are thinking of starting or have just started your own business then this course is a must for you.


Program Structure

In our small business management online courses, topics to be covered are:

  • developing business contacts and successful networking,

  • writing business plans,

  • financing,

  • preparing budgets, and

  • Learning about legal requirements and resources.

In this program, you will even write your very own business plan that you can put into action upon graduation!


Outcome

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to

  • Identify the typical qualities and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs, and the benefits and drawbacks of starting one's own business, buying a franchise, and purchasing an existing business.

  • Develop clear, measurable goals and a comprehensive mission statement for a business.

  • Comprehend techniques used in successful networking, including how to make a good first impression, how to introduce your business to a potential contact, listening skills, and how to follow up with a promising contact.

  • Establish an effective marketing strategy which includes an advertising platform and a public relations campaign.

  • Identify an appropriate business structure to match the business plan, including considerations for hiring management and staffing.

  • Recognize the features and benefits of different types of funding in order to identify the right money sources for a particular business.

  • Understand the range of legal regulations that affect starting a new business, including licenses, zoning approvals, and basic tax knowledge, and apply these to a business plan.

  • Comprehend the scope and function of the Internet, the advantages and hazards of an online presence, resources for developing an online presence, and features of successful commercial websites.

  • Differentiate between types of pricing strategies and business evaluations, and use cost and expense data to prepare a budget as part of a business plan.


Entry Requirement

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment in this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.