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MN50477: Entrepreneurship and innovation

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 30%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship theory and practice. This course will allow students to develop the skill set necessary to exploit business opportunities and develop a new venture.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit, students will be able to:
* Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process
* Identify the sources of entrepreneurial opportunity
* Demonstrate a practical understanding of how to assess the feasibility of a new venture and develop an identified opportunity into a viable business proposition.
* Appreciate the role of entrepreneurship and the challenges entrepreneurs encounter in developing a new venture in presence of uncertainty
* Evaluate the potential of new venture growth strategies.

Intellectual skills:
* Thinking creatively
* Critically evaluating business opportunities
Practical skills:
* Recognising opportunities
* Identifying the elements of a business model
* Demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills
Transferable skills:
* Analytical ability to research and Identify business opportunities.

Entrepreneurial process, Idea generation and opportunity identification, Feasibility analysis, Innovation, Business model, Entrepreneurial finance, Growth strategies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50477 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management