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CM40179: Entrepreneurship

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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: CW 100%
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:
Examine the importance of entrepreneurship in developing an invention or process into a solid business proposition.

Learning Outcomes:

1. to understand basics of writing a business plan.
2. to be able to navigate the domains of venture capital funding.
3. to understand strategies for converting technological innovation into market realities.
4. to understand issues in staying competitive in a fast moving technology.
5. to appreciate issues related to law, IPR and staff.

Analytical skills (T/A), decision making (F/A), communication (F/A), group work (F/A), project management (F/A), ethical issues (T/A), legal issues (T/A), IPR issues (T/A).

Setting up a new high-tech business. Constructing a business plan. Early stage funding and infrastructure support. Venture capital funding, other sources of funding. Marketing. Growth strategies. Recruitment and retention of staff. Law. Patents and other forms of IPR. The Harvard and Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centres.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM40179 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • RSCM-AFD02 : Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Digital Media (Full-time)

CM40179 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp (hons) Computer Science (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 5
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp (hons) Computer Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 5
  • TSCM-AFM19 : MSc Human Computer Interaction (Full-time)
  • TSCM-AWM25 : MSc Human Computer Interaction (Full-time incorporating placement)
  • TSCM-AFM23 : MSc Internet Systems and Security (Full-time)
  • TSCM-AWM27 : MSc Internet Systems and Security (Full-time incorporating placement)
  • TSCM-AFM21 : MSc Software Systems (Full-time)
  • TSCM-AWM29 : MSc Software Systems (Full-time incorporating placement)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.