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2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5526M Global Perspectives on Enterprise

15 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Isla Kapasi
Email: I.Kapasi@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of how enterprise is viewed globally and the diverse challenges faced in new venture creation depending on the local economic environment. Students will be invited to evaluate theories and practice of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to critically evaluate:
- theories and practice of enterprise and entrepreneurship
- the scope of enterprise and entrepreneurship activity on a global scale
- different approaches to entrepreneurship across the globe, in both theory and practice
- and contextualise current issues in enterprise and entrepreneurship

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
Transferable
- creatively formulate, evaluate and communicate ideas in writing to a variety of audiences
- provide coherent and convincing oral presentations
- exhibit greater self-awareness and global and cultural insight

Subject specific
- confidently engage in entrepreneurial activity using techniques relevant to the discipline


Syllabus

The syllabus will include guest lectures delivered by academics representing different continents (North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe). Prior to each session, students will be preparing for the visit by drawing together insights from the literature and developing Q&A sessions. With each guest academic, students will be expected to take some lead over the discussions and compare/contrast what they have learned previously with different global perspectives on enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Following each visit, students will reflect on the session and relate to entrepreneurship in the UK (both in theory and practice).

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop113.0033.00
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

The module has a core text and a recommended supplementary edited book of readings. There will also be a reading list of contemporary journal articles. Reading preparation for workshops 11 x 5 hours.

Preparation for group assessment (20 hours) and individual assessments (42 hours).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress issues will be addressed informally during the interactive workshop sessions and students will be able to meet with tutors on an ad hoc basis as necessary.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayIndividual (critical analysis 2,500 words)70.00
Oral Presentation10 minutes30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit is by 2 hour seen examination only.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/09/2016

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