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CM40179: Entrepreneurship

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
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 Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (50%) (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (50%) (CW 50%)
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:

* Develop critical understanding of different schools of entrepreneurial thought
* Develop critical understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship in developing an invention or process into a solid business proposition.
* Develop key skills in business and operational planning
* Develop systematic understanding of key business risk (including but not limited to financial, legal, professional, ethical and environmental risks).
* Develop key skills in the development of a business idea from initial concept to business plan.

Learning Outcomes:
Having taken this module, students should be able to:
1. Identify and analyse market opportunity.
2. Develop business strategy to take advantage of that opportunity.
3. Critically consider key operational issues.
4. Investigate alternative funding and financial strategies.
5. Identify and address key IPR, legal, social, ethical and professional issues
6. Locate and use entrepreneurial resources
7. Develop a business plan.

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).

The course will cover the following content:
* History of entrepreneurial thought, finding and developing an idea, market analysis, corporate structure, business funding, hiring, operations, marketing, risk management, legal, social, ethical and professional issues, writing a business plan.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM40179 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 4)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 4)
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • TSCM-AFM19 : MSc Human Computer Interaction
  • TSCM-AWM31 : MSc Human Computer Interaction
  • TSCM-AFM21 : MSc Software Systems
  • TSCM-AWM35 : MSc Software Systems

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.