Small Business Management

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM059A05
Vaknaam Small Business Management
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Small Business Management
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Explain the nature and role of the major elements of small business management.
2. Summarize and critically evaluate recent academic research on small business management.
3. Develop and complete a small qualitative empirical study to study recent theory in a small business context.
Omschrijving The SBM course is one of the obligatory courses of the SB&E track within the MScBA. The course content is aimed at providing students with knowledge needed to understand the essence of managing small businesses. This knowledge can also be applied to smaller independent parts of a large organization.
Small companies have specific characteristics. Usually they are family businesses that go through different development phases. Growth, innovation, and change are themes that small businesses have to deal with. Also, ownership and management are intertwined, which has a major influence on the corporate governance of the firm.
Such characteristics form the leitmotif of the different themes that will be dealt with in this course. This course will focus on the content as well as the process of managing SMEs.
During the course, groups of students will do a small empirical research during which small business owners will be interviewed. Thus, students practice to apply theoretical knowledge to a real-life situation and develop their research skills.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
(also guest lectures)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(individual and group assignment)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E.P.M. Croonen
Docent(en) dr. M.J. Brand ,dr. E.P.M. Croonen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A reading list of academic articles and reports
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Financial Times Press (Pearson), 2010
ISBN-13:9780273693475 (This book will also be used in one or more other courses of the MScBA SB&E programme)
David J Storey & Francis Greene 0273693476 ca. €  72,00
Entreevoorwaarden Students have to meet the general bachelor requirements to enroll for this course. The course is not open for students from other MSc programmes.
Opmerkingen The first week of the course provides an introduction programme ('intensive week').
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (basisprogramma SB&E) 1 semester I a verplicht