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ENTR620 - Small Business Operations

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR620 Course ID: 4580 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course focuses on lean processes associated with owning a business and equips students with modeling skills to help them make better decisions in the operations process. Students evaluate different lean operations in areas such as lean six sigma, quality improvement, value creation, project management, the DMAIC process, pricing strategy, assumption testing, and inventory management. *This course uses spreadsheet software.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Evaluate sources of data for the purpose of analyzing productivity.
  2. Apply the appropriate model for pricing analysis.
  3. Determine a lean operations strategy for your minimal viable product (MVP).
  4. Use various methods to critically evaluate specific operational functions.
  5. Design an appropriate inventory management system.
  6. Create an effective quality management process that meets the goals of your business.
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Introduction 5.00 %
Week 1 Forum-Lean Six Sigma 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum-Essential Resources 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum-Using PM 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum-Forecasting Sales 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum-Develop & Launch 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum-IMS 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum-Logistics Provider 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 1 Quality Improvement 10.00 %
Week 3 DMAIC 10.00 %
Week 4 Price Strategy 10.00 %
Week 5 Assumption Testing 10.00 %
Week 6 Inventory Management 10.00 %
Week 8 OMTM 10.00 %
Book Title: Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works, 2nd ed.
Author: Ash Maurya
Publication Info: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 9781449305178
Book Title: Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
Author: Croll and Yoskovitz
Publication Info: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 9781449335670

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.