Module:Venture Growth and Development

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Matthew Rogers-Draycott
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

The module will include:

  • Explorations of growth through case study examples;
  • Growth models, theories and practices;
  • Growth measures;
  • Critical Risk factors;
  • Primary causes of Failure in New Business Venturing;
  • Strategic characteristics of successful business ventures;
  • Success Business Growth and development; and
  • Business Growth Analysis.

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of the growth stages of a developing business;
  2. Explore a range of growth methods and strategies;
  3. Analyse and predict the growth potential of a business; and
  4. Design and defend a sustainable growth strategy for a given business.


Assessment Description Weighting
Report Report on the growth strategies of a business (1500 words) 40%
Presentation Presentation – design and defend a growth strategy (10 minutes) 60%

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