Undergraduate Program: Small Business Institute (SBI)
The following classes are integrated into the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business Entrepreneurship program (WFCSBE)
1. BUS 491. Small Business Consulting (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and, normally a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in business courses. Passing scores on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE). For senior level students at the COBAE. Perform situation analyses and develop business/marketing recommendations for actual clients. Mandatory client meetings several times within the semester. Present final recommendation to both the instructor and client. this course offers a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented.
2. BUS 497B. Capstone in Small Business Planning and Growth (3)
Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing in the COBAE, passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, and BUS 301. This seminar integrates a broad range of business disciplines, requiring students to apply them to actual problems facing local small businesses. Course reviews and integrates functional areas of business strategy for effective small business management and growth. Using a consultancy approach, students will assess business owner's situation and provide strategic, implementable recommendations in the form of a business plan. This course offers a community service opportunity with service learning activities relating to concepts and theories presented.