The module begins with an examination of the concept of entrepreneurship, and raises the question – is entrepreneurial thinking only possible in a smaller business? It also looks at the differences between entrepreneurship, enterprise and intrapreneurship. The programme also covers other practical and relevant aspects of entrepreneurship such as opportunity identification, strategies for firm start-up, growth, financial considerations and, how to develop a successful business model.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Evaluate management issues in the start-up of major initiatives including a new venture.
- Demonstrate practical knowledge of the integrated nature of management disciplines in starting and growing a small business.
- Critically evaluate the importance of teamwork and individual contributions within teams in an entrepreneurial venture.
- Assess issues around securing funding and the need to maintain the financial stability of new and developing businesses.
|Coursework||Group PowerPoint Presentation with Peer Assessment||30%|
|Coursework||Group Business Report||70%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Ashton, R. (2012) How to start your own business for entrepreneurs. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall Business.
- Bessant, J. and Tidd, J. (2015) Innovation and entrepreneurship. 3rd ed. John Wiley and Sons.
- Blackwell, E. (2008) How to prepare a business plan. 5th ed. Kogan Page.
- Burns, P. (2007) Entrepreneurship and small business. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Deakins, D. and Freel, M. (2012) Entrepreneurship and small firms. 6th ed. McGraw-Hill Education.
- Rajah, K. (ed.) (2007) Complex creativity: the pathway to opportunity finding. University Press.
- Spear, R. (2006),Social entrepreneurship: a different model?, International Journal of Social Economics, 33(5/6): 399 – 410
- Storey, D.J. and Greene, F.J. (2010) Small business and entrepreneurship. Pearson Education.
- Tiffany, P., Peterson, S. and Barrow, C. (2010) Business plans for dummies. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons.
- Wickham, P.A. (2006) Strategic entrepreneurship. 4th ed. Financial Times Prentice Hall.