Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

NBS8139 : Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module gives students an opportunity to develop an awareness of the role of enterprise and entrepreneurial management in the economy and society, the pursuit of enterprise opportunities in different contexts and the key factors influencing the development and dynamics of enterprise and entrepreneurial management. This is explored through three different perspectives or lens: the enterprising individual, enterprise and entrepreneurial management in organisations and the entrepreneurial task environment. The module is focused on critically integrating theoretical perspectives around the study of enterprise and entrepreneurial management with practical experiences and insights, as opposed to training the student to start and manage a small business itself.

Outline Of Syllabus

What is enterprise and entrepreneurial management?
Context of enterprise and entrepreneurial management: The economy and society
The enterprising individual: An economics perspective
The enterprising individual: A sociological and psychological perspective
The enterprising individual: Entrepreneurs, managers and leaders
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management in organisations: Starting a new business
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management in organisations: Growing a new business
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management in organisations: Enterprise in large organisations
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management in organisations: Social Enterprise
The entrepreneurial task environment: Networks and relationships
The entrepreneurial task environment: Stakeholder management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is one of the key compulsory modules for the MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise. It runs across one semester and entails the development of critical perspectives on enterprise and entrepreneurial management. The lectures deliver the theoretical underpinning of the key themes related to understanding and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurial management, providing a framework for student-centred learning. Case studies provide an opportunity to focus on the application of theory in practice, particularly in terms of the skills required to be enterprising and manage entrepreneurially. Student’s private study complements the above.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100Written element of the portfolio – up to 1500 words Audio-visual element of the portfolio – up to 1000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MJustification for assessment methods within their portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay plan and written assignment assess knowledge outcomes, particularly in terms of the depth of critical understanding of the key elements related to enterprise and entrepreneurial management. The personal reflective statement and mind-map assess skills outcomes, in terms of ability to reflect on personal and enterprise skills developed through the module.

Reading Lists

Timetable