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MSc Enterprise

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth critical knowledge of enterprise & entrepreneurship theories and concepts using techniques relevant to the discipline
- Apply and evaluate theory and practice in their own research, advanced scholarship or area of specific interest within the broader discipline

- Take a proactive and self-reflective role in a group setting
- Demonstrate the application of project management skills in the execution of individual and group tasks
- Develop professional relationships with potential collaborators, employers and/or clients
- Creatively formulate, evaluate and communicate ideas to peers, tutors and others

- Evaluate and contextualise current issues in enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Compare and contrast different approaches to entrepreneurship across the globe, in both theory and practice
- Chart the changing nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship

- Contrast different social enterprises and how they operate locally, nationally and internationally
- Critically evaluate the potential of business activities to deliver social and environmental impacts
- Validate their own opinions on relevant ethical issues

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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