BA 200 - Small Business Management
Instructor: Wendy Noble
Course Title: Small Business Management
Course Number: BA 200
Course Discipline: Business Management
Course Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Course Description: An introduction to the various facets of establishing, operating, and
owning a small business. Topics covered with include legal forms of
business organization, financial and accounting issues, risk management
and insurance, marketing, production, and human resource requirements.
This will be accomplished through lecture, class discussion, and the
preparation of a “Business Plan”.
Course Prerequisites: BE 160 or B&E 100, or consent of the instructor
Name: Wendy Noble
Office Location: Maysville Community and Technical College,
1755 US 68, Maysville, KY 41056
Administration Building, Room A-308F
Office Hours: Vary each semester.
Phone: MCC: (606) 759-7141 Ext. 66160
Biography: Instructor, Business and Information Technologies
Coordinator of Management Option
BA, Business & Marketing Education
Textbook Info: The textbook is chosen by the instructor and may change each semester.
Course Goals: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Explain advantages and disadvantages of a small business.
Identify types of small business firms and ways to establish a business.
Describe and compare legal forms of small business organization.
Evaluate/understand the impact of government regulation and assistance.
Discuss legal issues associated with operation of a small business.
Identify and compare competitive sources of funding for small business.
Complete a written “business plan.”
Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial and accounting data necessary
for operating a small business.
Apply marketing research and information to small business
Identify human resource management requirements for small business.
Identify and describe “global” business issues and opportunities.
Explain the impact of quality management initiatives as these apply to
Requirements: You are required to maintain the KCTCS student e-mail account provided
to you. Students are required to prepare and submit all assignments and
tests on time. Students are required to participate in oral discussion and
in-class activities. Students are also required to have the textbook listed
for this class.
Assignments: To help support and supplement material found in the text, discussion and
review problems will be assigned following your reading of each chapter.
Assignments will consist of end-of-the-chapter multiple-choice questions
that can be found following the reading of each chapter. Further
explanation of chapter assignments will be posted online along with the
All homework must have your name, date, and chapter at the top of
the paper. IF SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY, MUST BE
TYPED IN WORD, NOT WORD PERFECT. Assignments may be
submitted prior to their due dates, but not after
Exams: Each of the four exams will consist of multiple-choice questions @ 4
points each. Each test is worth 100%. You will be allowed 2 hours to
complete each test and submit it. The cut-off time for the test will be
11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Any question answered after 11:00 p.m. Eastern
Time will not be counted in your grade. For example, you are allowed
120 minutes to complete the test with a cut-off time at 11:00 p.m. If you
started the exam at 10:00 p.m. any answers submitted after 11:00 p.m. will
not be counted, even though you were only in the test for 60 minutes.
THE TEST TIME IS EASTERN TIME. THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST
GO BY! YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFERENT TIME ZONE THAN THIS.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF YOUR TIME ZONE, LET ME KNOW
AND WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!! If you
are in the Central time zone, your cut-off time will be 10:00 p.m.,
according to your time.
PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR POP UP BLOCKER IS
DISABLED. IF IT IS TURNED ON, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
VIEW OR TAKE THE TESTS.
You may take and submit any of the tests prior to the due date, but NOT
AFTER the due date FOR ANY REASON. It is in your best interest to
take them ahead of time just in case you experience computer/Internet
difficulties at the last minute. That way, I will have time to help you with
your problem. However, If you wait until the last day, and particularly the
last couple of hours before the test is due to close, you may not be able to
reach me in time for assistance. You don’t want to risk your test being
forfeited. That is the main reason I advise you to take the test in advance
of the due date. If you have a dial-up Internet service, I advise you to take
your tests at your school or somewhere without the dial-up service. You
know the difficulties with that! Remember, whatever difficulty you have,
the test must be submitted before 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
I made the assumption that you are using your book and any notes during
the test. I’ve had students take the tests without the book because they
thought they weren’t supposed to use it. I suggest that you study the
chapters as though you were taking a closed book test, take the test and
answer all questions you know, then go back to the unanswered questions
and use your book.
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of this
NOTE: There is NO COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM
You may take the tests PRIOR to the test date, but not after. Immediately
following the test due date, the graded test will be opened for you to view.
TESTS OR ASSIGNMENTS MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED AFTER THE
DUE DATE FOR ANY REASON. IF A TEST OR ASSIGNMENT IS
NOT TAKEN, THAT GRADE WILL BE FORFEITED. PLEASE DO
NOT ASK TO TAKE A TEST OR TO SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT
AFTER THE DUE DATE.
Make-up Test You will have an opportunity to make up a missed test. The make-up test is
COMPREHENSIVE and will consist of 40 multiple-choice items, some from
each chapter covered.
Final Assessment: Your Final Assessment will be your Final Draft of a Business Plan for a
Business Plan: business or organization of your choice. It can be applied to an existing,
expanded or a new venture. It is your task to prepare a formal business
plan. The requirements for this document are described in the text (pg.
111-112). Other information about the business plan will be posted on the
class website. Please follow the outline described on page 111. Examples
can also be found on the Internet at www.bplans.com.
Supplemental: To supplement the reading, I will be posting PowerPoint presentations to
Material accompany each chapter. These slides will be helpful during your note
taking and also on the assignments and exams.
Grades are based on the percentage earned and of the total points available:
A= 90-100%; B= 80-89%; C=70-79%; D= 60-69%; E=below 60%.
Your assignment and test grades will be maintained in the Gradebook,
accessible from the class Homepage.
You may officially withdraw at your own discretion and receive a grade of
“W” at anytime on or before midterm. After midterm, withdrawals will be
allowed only under special circumstances and only with the instructor’s
Please let me know of any special needs or any information I may need to
help you be successful in class.
Emergency Procedures are posted in each of the on-campus classrooms for students to review. Off-campus classes
will follow the procedures of the facility in which they meet.
Students, please inform your emergency contacts who your instructor is, what class you are taking, and in what
room the class is taught. This will expedite locating you if there is an emergency.
The academic calendar, policies regarding withdrawal, smoking, parking, and weather can all be found in the
Student Planner, available in Master Advising, Student Development, and Division offices.
All students enrolled in one or more credit hours will have a KCTCS e-mail account established. This will allow for
better communication to students from faculty and staff at the college. Faculty, advisors, and students may use these
accounts to share information on office hours, consultation, advising sessions, missed classes, etc. Staff will use e-
mail for grades, schedule changes, bill changes, financial aid notices, and general information bulletins. Students
should check this account regularly.
Students are assigned a KCTCS student e-mail address by completing the following steps:
1. Register for class.
2. Go to https://webmail.kctcs.edu
3. Enter last name & student ID number.
4. Enter password (must be at least 8 characters and include one uppercase & lowercase letter and at least one
number). Ex: K999999m.
STUDENT SURVEY INFORMATION
All students are asked to complete a Course/Instructor Survey plus a Student Satisfaction Survey during the
semester. Students will be given information about completing the surveys when they become available online.
IMPORTANT WEB ADDRESSES AND INFORMATION:
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The KCTCS “Student Code of Conduct” is available on the KCTCS web site,
http://www.kctcs.edu/student/code.htm. Students are responsible for all of the material located in this document.
Hard copies are available in the Student Development office.
Students are expected to exhibit honesty in all work. Students caught plagiarizing or cheating will be subjected to
the disciplinary policy as stated in the KCTCS Student Code of Conduct at http://www.kctcs.edu/student/code.htm.
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If you need an accommodation because of a documented
disability, you are required to register with Disability
Services each year. Contact Nancy Hunter, Disability
Services Coordinator, at 606-759-7141 ext. 66143. Mrs.
Hunter’s office is located on the Maysville campus,
Administration Building, Suite A-264, Office A-264a.
You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other campus contacts are Jennifer Renaker at the
Licking Valley Campus and Karen May on the Rowan
If you require assistance during an emergency evacuation,
notify Disability Services immediately.