Course Outlines

Business Practices — IDES 2202

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course emphasizes the business practices specific to the interior design industry, including professional ethics, organizational procedures, marketing and sales, and business plan components. The course will also focus on exploring career directions in interior design, including tools and information necessary to obtain an internship position upon the completion of interior design course work. Prerequisites: IDES 2147 and IDES 2107
  2. Course Effective Dates: 12/17/15 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Compare personal and career goals to industry expectations
    2. Define and discuss ethics
    3. Define business terminology
    4. Define continuing education
    5. Define portfolio
    6. Define the profession of Interior Design
    7. Discuss marketing strategies
    8. Discuss personal careers goals
    9. Evaluate a mission statement
    10. Evaluate design contracts
    11. Evaluate legal responsibilities of interior designers
    12. Examine interior design career positions
    13. Examine resumes and cover letters
    14. Identify Business Formations
    15. Identify aspects of a proposal presentation
    16. Identify business management
    17. Identify financial forms
    18. Identify financial management
    19. Identify industry expectations for entry-level employment
    20. Identify interior design credentials
    21. Identify interior design services
    22. Identify internships to match goals
    23. Identify legal filings and documents
    24. Identify legislative issues related to the profession
    25. Identify methods to charge for services
    26. Identify operations plan
    27. Identify personal design skills and interests
    28. Identify personal portfolio goals
    29. Identify project management tools
    30. Identify the parts of a business plan
    31. Identify title act and practice act
    32. Identify types of business forms
    33. Prepare a current resume and cover letter
    34. Prepare a letter of agreement
    35. Research and identify eligibility requirements for industry credentials
    36. Research interior design career opportunities
    37. Research internship opportunities
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted