Principles of Small Business Management

Course code 851

In this course you will be able to identify principles of small business management and how they can be applied. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $247 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $752 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Analyse the nature, responsibilities and commitments of self-employment
  • Identify characteristics of small businesses.
  • Define external factors affecting small business opportunities.
  • Evaluate options for acquiring and owning a small business.
  • Identify assistance programmes and specialist services for small business.
  • Identify financing options and determine funding requirements.
  • Identify legal requirements for small business operations.


This course is 100% internally assessed.


No textbooks are required for this course.