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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5963M Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation

15 creditsClass Size: 450

Module manager: Dr Alex Kevill

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


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

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

1. Apply the new enterprise design process, including researching for the creation, development and communication of a new enterprise opportunity
2. Critically evaluate theory relating to entrepreneurship and new enterprise design
3. Critically evaluate how individuals develop and deliver outcomes in relation to new enterprise design

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

Transferable Skills
- Self-manage a research project
- Communicate to an advanced level in writing


Indicative schedule (subject to change): -

Enterprises: Varieties of Entrepreneurship
Opportunity Business Model and Effectuation
Critical Thinking and Reflection
Individual: Beyond the ‘Heroic’ Entrepreneur
Learning: Entrepreneurial Process and Learning

Opportunities: Nurturing Creativity and Innovation
Markets: Understanding Customers and Competitors
People: Leading Teams and Networks
Processes: Controlling Operations and Technologies
Finances: Raising Capital for New Ventures
Sense Checking Financial Business Model

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 module students will be expected to read a variety of different sources of information, including: academic literature, newspapers and online media relating to entrepreneurship and enterprise. Typically 68 hours.

Students will work independently on an assignment, which will draw on the module content and reading. Typically 50 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. Opportunities for assignment guidance will be offered to students.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module is by 3,000 word assignment for 100% of the module mark.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:23


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