Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Major in ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Director and Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship: Jerome S. Osteryoung;
Professors: Coats, Corbett, Giunipero, Hillison, Maroney, Martinko, Osteryoung, Perrew;
Charles A. Bruning Professor in Entrepeneurship: Kerr;
Associate Professors: Flynn, Kacmar, Matherly

The undergraduate major in entrepreneurship and small business management (ESBM) is designed for those who want to learn more about entrepreneurial and small business fundamentals and concepts. Students admitted into this major will participate in courses and seminars staffed by faculty members, as well as entrepreneurs and small business owners/managers. Students will have opportunities to learn firsthand what is needed to start a new business venture, as well as consult with an ongoing small business.

Students who successfully complete the ESBM major will receive a bachelor of science (BS) degree in business administration. They may also major in any of the functional academic areas in the College of Business.

Students seeking the ESBM major first must be admitted to the College of Business. The final decision regarding admission to the ESBM major will be based on a students written application and an interview with the ESBM curriculum director. Student applications must be completed by October 15 of each academic year. Information regarding admissions can be obtained from the College of Business undergraduate programs office (RBB 328).

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. ACG X021 or ACG X001 and ACG X011;
  2. ACG X071;
  3. CGS X100;
  4. ECO X013;
  5. ECO X023;
  6. MAC X233 or MAC X230;
  7. STA X023 or QMB X100 (students at Florida State University may substitute STA X014).

Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

All students must complete 1) the University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin, 2) the State of Florida common prerequisites for entrepreneurship and small business management majors, 3) the general business core requirements for entrepreneurship and small business management majors, 4) the general business breadth requirements for entrepreneurship and small business management majors, and 5) the major area requirements for entrepreneurship and small business management majors. Note: To be eligible to pursue an entrepreneurship and small business management major, students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the College of Business section of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All entrepreneurship and small business management majors must complete the following five (5) courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal Environment of Business (3).

FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3).

GEB 3213 Business Communications (3).

MAN 3109 Organizational Behavior (3).

MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3).

General Business Breadth Requirements

All entrepreneurship and small business management majors must complete five (5) courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C- or better. No course may be used to satisfy part of the general business breadth requirements and part of the major area requirements.

ISM 3011 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3).

QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3).

Plus three (3) electives from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3).

HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations (3).

MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3).

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3).

MAR 3700 Professional Selling (3).

REE 3043 Real Estate (3).

RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3).

Major Area Requirements

All entrepreneurship and small business management majors must complete eight (8) courses as listed below. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the entrepreneurship and small business management major area requirements. No course may be used to satisfy part of the major area requirements and part of the general business breadth requirements.

GEB 3130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3).

GEB 4113 Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Company (3).

GEB 4131 Entrepreneurial Seminar (3).

Plus five (5) electives from the following list of courses:

ACG 3171 Analysis of Financial Statement Presentation (3).

ACG 3331 Cost Accounting and Analysis for Business Decisions (3).

FIN 4424 Problems in Financial Management (3).

GEB 4122 Seminar in Small Business Analysis and Assistance (3).

HFT 3000 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management (3).

MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).

MAN 4301 Personnel Management (3).

MAR 3323 Promotional Management (3).

MAR 3461 Principles of Purchasing (3).

MAR 4403 Sales Management (3).

REE 3043 Real Estate (3).

Definition of Prefix

GEB - General Business

Undergraduate Courses

GEB 3130. Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3109; BUL 3310; MAR 3023; permission of the ESBM curriculum director. Exposes business students to an entrepreneurship/small business management orientation. Topics include: the entrepreneurial challenge, small businesses in society, business start-up considerations, business controls, financial and marketing concerns. Students will interact with faculty, local entrepreneurs, and small business owners/managers.

ESBM Majors Only

GEB 4113.Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Company (3). Prerequisite: GEB 3130. This course addresses the management of rapidly growing entrepreneurial firms. Topics will include family business issues, planning stage financing, valuation of private businesses, managing under adversity and managing a business with rapid growth.

GEB 4122. Seminar in Small Business Analysis and Assistance (3). Prerequisites: Senior standing; approval of small business institute or ESBM curriculum director. Selected seminars complemented by a 10-week, two-person student consulting team working with a local area small business client. Closely supervised consultation with a comprehensive consulting report provided for each client.

GEB 4131.Entrepreneurial Seminar (3). Prerequisite: GEB 3130, 4113. Focus on strategies for survival and expansion of existing small businesses, as well as for developing new business ventures. Students work on a comprehensive business plan. Required for ESBM curriculum

 

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