File: DDD488/14SylaAPS1088F.doc August 2014
Main-Instructor: Professor Steven Treiber meetings by appointment only in WB257, tel: 416- 725-1774 or by e-mail: "Steve Treiber" . See his Bio at the end of this document. TA is Mehdi Nouraei, mehdi.nouraei@utoronto.ca.
Course Coordinator: Professor Joseph C. Paradi - telephone: 416-978-6924 ext. 1, or e-mail paradi@mie.utoronto.ca. See his Bio at the end of this document.
Notes: This course is very different from any others offered in Engineering, or for that matter, anywhere else in the University. There are 5 such courses given each year at the undergraduate level, one each in CHE, CIV, ECE, MIE and MSE. The Graduate version, this course, shares much with the undergrads courses and yet is substantially different too – as will be evident later. However, if you had taken any of the above courses, or either or both of the APS234 or APS432 courses then taking this one is not appropriate. We provide the entire lecture series' notes and handouts used in the classroom so that you will not have to take detailed notes, save on texts and get the most up-to-date material. You should print out these notes and bring them to the classes and add whatever new information is given during the lectures.
Text: Longenecker, Donlevy, Calvert, Moore and Petty, “Small Business Management – an Entrepreneurial Emphasis” Thomson Nelson publishers, ISBN 0-17-616847-8
Lecture Hours: Mondays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in WB219 and the Hatchery Speaker Series (marked as a Tutorial in the Calendar) is Tuesdays from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm in BA1090.
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