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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1001 Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Jane Khayesi
Email: J.Khayesi@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module provides students with an introduction to entrepreneurship. The module begins by considering what enterprise and entrepreneurship are; hence, provides you with creative techniques to deal with innovation within enterprises. The module then extends the exploration of different types of entrepreneurs and how external context can facilitate or demotivate the flourish of an entrepreneurial business. The creation part covers discussions on incubators and start-up programmes for entrepreneurship growth. Finally, the module provides an exploration of different sectors of enterprises such as the Creative Industries and Family Businesses. The module is suitable for students from any discipline who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship. It provides a useful introduction to both those who wish to become entrepreneurs as well as those interested in this topic more generally.

Objectives

This module provides students with an introduction to key ideas, concepts and practices in the field of Entrepreneurship. It is suitable for all students who wish to learn more about Entrepreneurship to either facilitate their ideas around starting their own businesses or to understanding more about enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship more generally.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Understand selected foundational ideas within enterprise and entrepreneurship and how they are transformed into innovation.
2. Explore the characteristics of different types of entrepreneurs and how different contexts can influence enterprises and entrepreneurship.


Syllabus

This is an indicative syllabus. Please also see the module outline for more details.

Topics may include:

- What is enterprise and entrepreneurship?
- Entrepreneurs: characteristics and the myth of the hero entrepreneurs
- Innovation and creativity in enterprises and entrepreneurship
- Exploring different types of entrepreneurs
- Exploring the influences of contexts surrounding enterprises
- Facilitating enterprise creation (incubators, start-up programmes) and growth
- Exploring sectors and groups of enterprises (e.g. Creative Industries, Family Businesses)

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
Lecture101.0010.00
Panel Session12.002.00
Seminar52.0010.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Exam with advance information on questions2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 20/10/2020 16:36:14

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