EVL375 - Business and Project Management for Environmental Professionals

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Subject Title
Business and Project Management for Environmental Professionals

Subject Description
The role of small business in our economy has increased significantly. Small landscape firms constitute an important part of today?s business successes. This subject is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of the important business operations including the collection, the disbursement, cash flow management and the interpretation of financial statements. The subject examines the process of strategic planning for a landscape business. Administrative and financial controls relating to small business will also be discussed. Business simulations and case studies will be introduced to challenge the student to analyze business problems that may be encountered in small landscape business enterprises.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Understand the significance of entrepreneurs and understand small business startup procedures as well as legal structures.
  • Illustrate effective marketing , branding and promotion strategies and to recognize the importance of good customer relations.
  • Demonstrate effective budgeting practices and productivity methods that will help run a profitable company
  • Develop and deliver an effective sales quotation and contract
  • Understanding the role of managing resources to increase profits
  • Discuss current trends and challenges faced in the industry
  • Develop project management skills

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