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MN50580: Technology-based entrepreneurship

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30%)
  • Examination (EX 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
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


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