Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


This study analyzes the Small Business Administration procedures for the assigning of business counselors to a small firm needing assistance. The present system is done manually and is somewhat inefficient. The proposed system would automate to a large extent the present system, thus increasing efficiency and reducing the number of hours required to assign counselors and maintain the system

The study is divided into two parts. The first part concerns itself with reviewing literature on data bases, in general, and the current data base programs on the market. These programs were compared for applicability to the proposed system. The second phase of the project looked at what was required for changing from a manual to an automated counselor selection system.

More specifically, in the second phase of the project the present system was reviewed for input and output requirements. From these requirements, the data base files needed were defined and the proposed system specifications were created. Finally, the new system's advantages over the old system were discussed.

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