Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Dr Suzanne Mawson, Management Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 22 hours lectures, 8 hours seminars
Assessment: 100% Coursework (30% group assignment & 70% individual assignment)
This module aims to provide an introduction to entrepreneurship, blending theory with practical business planning skills. It will challenge traditional conceptions of “entrepreneurship” and encourage critical reflection of the many different forms of entrepreneurship that impact our society today. Students will be expected to discuss entrepreneurship in a wider and evolving context, appraising the importance and impact of different forms of entrepreneurship, from both venture creation and venture growth perspectives. Practical experience in opportunity generation and business plan development will also be emphasised, with students expected to prepare and present a business plan for assessment for a venture of their choice.
By the end of this module students will be able to:
Core text: “New Venture Creation: A Framework for Entrepreneurial Start-Ups” by Paul Burns [ISBN: 9781137332899]
Further readings to be available on Succeed.
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.