The Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship is a 6 semester course. It is also one of the newly introduced courses by the School of Business & Management. The Course is also offered by Distance Mode through the Distance and Flexible Learning Centre.
- Successfully Completed Form 6 or Form 7 with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and a minimum grade(s) of ‘B’ in relevant areas of studies or
- Completed a Level 6 Diploma of Business Finance & Accounting
- Successfully Completed USP Foundation Course with a Minimum GPA of 2.50 and a Minimum Grade of ‘B’ in the Units Relevant to the Areas of Studies.
Course Code: FBBE
Course Name: Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship
Duration: 3 years
Core Units: 24 Units
Total Credit Points: 360
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Prerequisite||Semester Offered||Credit Points|
|BU491||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||nil||1||15|
|The idea of entrepreneurship may sound exciting, but it may not necessarily be for everyone. There are a number of questions you need to ask yourself as an entrepreneur to determine whether or not you should go ahead with your great business idea. In this topic, we will discuss the nature of entrepreneurship, differentiate between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, look at the role that entrepreneurship plays in society and also discuss the characteristics of an entrepreneur. Upon completion of this topic you will have discovered how successful you could be as an entrepreneur and begin the process of identifying a potential business opportunity.|
|BW441||Writing skills for Business English||nil||1||15|
|This unit will help students to get their message across clearly, concisely explain complex ideas, use English grammar and punctuations more accurately and choose appropriate language for their audience.
Information is crucial to an organization and when this information is communicated in writing, the quality of such communication can have a significant impact on business performance and decision making.
|This unit covers calculation of percentages, algebraic applications, ratios and proportions, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, depreciation and graphing.|
|BC451||Introduction to Computers||nil||1||15|
|This unit is designed to familiarize students with computers and their applications. It will also emphasize the use of computers and technology throughout their university and future careers. Students will learn fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software and become familiar with variety of computer application, including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and multimedia presentations. Students will also investigate internet-based applications, working with emails and learning how to browse the web. Class activities also include activities that explore social and ethical issues related to computers.|
|BM421||Principles of Marketing||nil||2||15|
|This Unit aims to provide the basic concepts, analytical tools, and strategy formulations of marketing management. From a managerial point of view, this lecture will focus on the important tactics and principles of planning and execution of product marketing. This lecture will be composed of three parts: the first section offers the definition of marketing and the basic knowledge of marketing research; the second part consists of the market behaviour and S-T-P tactics; the third section provides the details of product diffusion, positioning, promotion, and pricing strategies.
The Unit activities will include classroom discussions, case presentations, and the term paper. Students are expected to have a better understanding toward the rationale behind the marketing activities after joining this course.
|BU492||Business Plan Development||nil||2||15|
|In this Unit, students will begin to build upon the framework by developing a business model for their potential business idea. Once they have a business model in place, they can eventually create a more detailed business plan. This Unit will provide them the insight and creativity needed to build a solid foundation for their business.|
|BA411||Introduction to Business Accounting||nil||2||15|
|This unit will help students learn about accounting topics such as balance sheets, profit and loss statement, accounting technology and accounting principles.|
|BU551||Business Practices in Solomon Islands||nil||2||15|
|The topics for this unit are; foundation to Business and practices, business and its environment, classification of Business activities, Government and business activities, private sectors business organizations, public sector business organizations, business supporting services, understanding internal and external trade and entrepreneurship and small business.|
|BM522||Principles of Management||3||15|
|This unit covers, introduction to management, evolution of management, management and its environment, planning function, organizing function, groups and committees in organizations, human resource management, leading and controlling functions.|
|This unit serves as an introduction to the field of organizational behavior (OB) and provides a foundation for other OB units offered in the school of Business. It covers a wide breadth of theories and applications dealing with such topics as perception, motivation, decision making, team dynamics, negotiations, conflict management, leadership and organizational culture.
The goal of this unit is to help students develop a conceptual understanding of OB theories and provide students with skills to put those ideas and theories into practice.
|BA512||Business Management Accounting||BA411||3||15|
|In this unit, student will gain a broad range of business knowledge and management skills. This unit introduces students to different business functions and provides a broad perspective on global business environment.
With a specialism towards accounting, students will also learn both theory and practice behind accounting financial management, analysis and reporting. This opens up a range of further career opportunities in areas such as financial management and accounting in either public, private or NGOs.
|This unit will examine the way in which business and society make an assessment of, control and transfer risk. It is designed for the students with no previous knowledge of risk management.
The goal of this unit is to engage students in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in a business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, the tools, and the process of designing and implementing a risk management program.
|BM624||Human Resource Management||4||15|
|This unit will enable students to learn and acquire some basic knowledge and skills in HRM. In general it will focus on policies, functions and activities of HRM and their strategic importance. Human resource is very critical to the continuity of any organisation. Upon completion students will acquire some basic knowledge and skills to lay the foundation for them to deal effectively with human resources in the future.|
|BU694||Business Information Systems||BC451||4||15|
|This unit helps students learn to plan, develop and operate business information system (BIS). BIS are used to make organizations more efficient, provide accessible communication, and facilitate business strategy development.
This unit combines lectures on information systems in the workplace and database design with practical application and hands-on projects.
|This unit covers a wide range of communication principles, techniques to be applied in the class and after the University career. They include: introduction to business communication, business documents, communication technologies, communication via social media, oral communication.|
|BU695||The Business Environment||4||15|
|In this unit, students will analyze how different configurations of key elements such as the market, the participants, the institutions, and the external factors; constitute the business environment.
This unit deals with applications of business theory in the context of institutions, political, national and international economic factor.
|This unit provides the theoretical and practical base for a straightforward research. This unit emphasizes the research proposal, literature review, and qualitative and quantitative methods.|
|This unit is designed for students who want to enhance their skills in leading teams. In this unit, students will learn how to inspire a team, ensure team roles are well defined and develop high-performance teams. In addition, students will acquire skills for dealing with conflict and those difficult situations that can arise in a team environment.|
|BM726||Strategic Planning||BU492 & BU695||5||15|
|In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the relationship between strategy, planning and execution, and learn how to develop a strategic mindset, improve their analytical skills and apply creative planning to current challenges.|
|BA713||Financial Management||BU492 & BA512||5||15|
|This Unit provides students with basic concepts of corporate finance, investment and financial concepts, which are important to most managerial people. Students are required to learn the content and scope of financial management and the vital role-played by a financial manager.|
|The Business law unit covers the topics; nature and purpose of law, contract law, sale of goods law, insurance law, hire purchase law, law of agency and negotiable instruments.|
|This unit develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project.|
|BU796||Mentoring, Coaching and Consulting||6||15|
|This unit aims to give students a clear insight and understanding into the dynamics that happen between people when they work one-to-one.|
|BU781||Practicum||All previous units to be passed||6||15|
|This unit has no formal course work, assignments, tests and exams. It allows students to earn course credits while gaining real world experience via internship in both private and public sector institutions. It is a structured practicum program which covers a minimum of 200 hours. Placements, assessment procedure, monitoring etc. are provided in the Handbook of Practicum issued to the students.|