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MN50580: Technology-based entrepreneurship

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
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 30%, EX-TH 70%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework* (CW 30%)
  • Open book examination of 48 hours duration* (EX-TH 70%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
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:
To introduce students to the challenges and opportunities of technology-based entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes:
Having studied the unit, students will be able to:
* Understand how entrepreneurial action can create and exploit technology to generate new business opportunities.
* Critically assess the potential of different technologies for value generation.
* Gain appreciation of different tools and methods for developing new products, process and services.
* Develop entrepreneurial strategies to capture value from new technological opportunities.


* Apply tools and methods of technology-based venturing to assess new business opportunities.
* Use of key frameworks associated with technology-based entrepreneurship.
* Develop and make recommendations for managerial strategy.
* Communicate clearly and competently in written and oral forms
* Work effectively within groups.

Markets for technology; diffusion of innovation; intellectual property; patent analysis; new product development; lead users and lead user analysis; collaboration and alliancing; open innovation; institutional and local context for technology-based venturing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50580 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management

MN50580 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology