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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5963M Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Alex Kevill

Taught: 1 Sep to 30 Nov View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to integrate knowledge of entrepreneurship with new venture creation. It will help create an advanced understanding of the process of new venture creation within the context of enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:

1. The new enterprise creation process, including: researching, developing and communicating new business ideas
2. Theory relating to entrepreneurship and new venture creation
3. How groups develop and deliver agreed outcomes in relation to new venture creation

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific skills
- Assume entrepreneurial skills and in-depth commercial awareness
- Assess and report on skills and attributes in these areas

Transferable Skills
- Self-manage a research project
- Work effectively in a team
- Communicate to an advanced level both in writing and through oral presentation


Indicative schedule (subject to change): -
Introduction: The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship
Venture Creation: Introduction to New Venture Creation
Visions: Creating New Ventures
Opportunities: Nurturing Creativity and Innovation
Markets: Understanding Customers and Competitors
People: Leading Teams and Networks
Processes: Controlling Operations and Technologies
Accounts and Finances: Interpreting Financial Performance; Raising Capital for New Ventures
Individual: Beyond the ‘Heroic’ Entrepreneur
Learning: Entrepreneurial Process and Learning
Contexts: Entrepreneurship in Context
Enterprises: Varieties of Entrepreneurship

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours118.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

The module has a core text and a recommended reading list.

In order to contribute to the sessions and independent learning, students will be expected to read the academic literature, newspapers and online media relating to entrepreneurship and enterprise. Typically 50 hours.

Student groups will also work on a new enterprise creation exercise. Typically 30 hours.

Students will work independently on an assignment, which will draw on the module content and reading. Typically 35.5 hours.

On non-teaching days you are expected to carry out independent work related to the module.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be encouraged to contribute to discussions in the sessions. There will be opportunities for students to present work to receive formative feedback. Opportunities for one-to-one assignment guidance and drop-in sessions will be offered to students.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,200 words70.00
Oral Presentation7 minute group presentation30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module is by 2,200 word assignment for 100% of the module mark. The student must emphasise the role of the entrepreneurial team in this assignment in order to cover all module learning outcomes

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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