2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5526M Global Perspectives on Enterprise
15 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Isla Kapasi
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThis 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.
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
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- 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
- confidently engage in entrepreneurial activity using techniques relevant to the discipline
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).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||117.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe 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 FeedbackProgress 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||Individual (critical analysis 2,500 words)||70.00|
|Oral Presentation||10 minutes||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resit is by 2 hour seen examination only.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 08/09/2016
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