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Award in Small-Medium Sized Business Development - (4 ECTS) – Level 6

Course Duration:  20 hours - 3 hours

While commonalities exist between large businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), SMEs have particular needs. This module explores what these needs are, and the challenges SMEs have to face. Furthermore, it outlines the steps needed to build a successful SME. 

Overall competences

During this module, our students will:

  1. Pinpoint the main differences between SMEs and larger businesses.

  2. Identify the best SME accounting and marketing practices.

  3. Understand the global, regional and local legal and social contexts that foster or hinder the growth of SMEs.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical obligations and responsibilities of SMEs.

  5. Identify business tools, employee-employer relations and leadership concepts that promote the success of SMEs.

  6. Analyse and differentiate between different start-up models.

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