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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5532M Enterprise Awareness

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Richard Tunstall
Email: R.

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will introduce you to the concepts of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Your learning will be supported through interactive workshops, case studies and reflective exercises though which you will have the opportunity to consider your own entrepreneurial potential. In addition, learning will be supported through the experiential learning challenges which will provide a foundation for understanding how strategies are developed from an entrepreneur’s perspective.


This module aims to introduce students to entrepreneurial and enterprise concepts. It allows students to explore entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and social enterprise. In addition, students will understand their own skills and attributes in these areas.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- enterprise and entrepreneurship theories and concepts using techniques relevant to the discipline
- different ethical, social and sustainable approaches to enterprise and their impacts

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific skills
- Assume entrepreneurial skills

Transferable Skills:
- Devise plans to solve problems
- Work effectively in a team
- Communicate to an advanced level both in writing and through oral presentation
- Take a pro-active and self-reflective role in a group setting


Indicative content:
1 Introduction and perspectives on enterprise
2 The rise of the entrepreneur
3 Entrepreneurship and Small Firms
4 Entrepreneurial Learning
5 Entrepreneurial Opportunities and New Ventures
6 Enterprise in Context
7 Enterprise in Existing Organisations
8 Experiencing Venture Creation
9 Developing Venture Teams
10 Startup Challenge
11 Enterprise Team Presentations & Next Steps

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours114.00
Total Contact hours36.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students will be expected to read the academic literature, newspapers and online media relating to entrepreneurship and enterprise. (10 x 5 hours reading in preparation for workshops [50])

Student groups will also research an identified entrepreneur’s personal history and development (15 hours) and prepare individual and group assessments (34 hours).

Students will be required to keep an online (VLE) reflective blog). (10 x 1.5 hours [15])

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance will be expected at every session, and non-attendance without good reason followed up.
Issues will be addressed during the interactive sessions. Personal development and progression through the course will be monitored though online reflective blogs and a written formative assessment of an essay given to students during semester 1 to help them develop their skills.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,200 word report* (excluding references)70.00
Group Project7 minute presentation**30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

*Based on the analysis of at least one identified entrepreneur working within an industry relevant to the student’s discipline **Supported by reflective logs developed through the class Module resit will take the form of a three-hour seen examination only

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/03/2018


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