Examines the planning stages involved in starting a new business including market, financial and legal responsibility requirements. Major emphasis is on the initial analysis of business viability prior to the preparation of a business plan. This course will be helpful for anyone wishing to start their own business.
This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.*** Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions are required to achieve a passing final grade. You must have an email address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Due to the intensive and interactive nature of this course, students are required to attend all classes. Classes will run October 19-21 and October 26-28 with the following class times: Fridays 17:30 – 20:30 and Saturdays and Sundays 0900 – 1700.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Understand the importance of analyzing ideas before starting a business.
Assess whether a new venture opportunity has sufficient potential market demand, product/service provision capacity, management skills, and financial commitment to represent a valid business opportunity.
Identify and apply the distinctive research required to successfully complete a business plan.
Discuss the types of information needed to evaluate competition.
Explain the common legal forms of organization used by businesses.
Define and select the most realistic form(s) of financing for a business.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018
MKTG 1324 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Cei Digital : Business Plan To Business Reality (180 Days)
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