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NBS8497 : Entrepreneurship (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module provides an overview of the mind-set, methods, and activities that support the entrepreneurial process. An entrepreneurial venture, whether occurring in an independent, corporate or social context, is the result of a unique set of circumstances involving the entrepreneur /team, a business opportunity, ideation, value proposition and marshalling of key resources to capture the opportunity. All of this must be done in the context surrounding the business opportunity. The module takes an experimental approach where students develop a viable business proposition whilst critically reflecting upon the relevance of entrepreneurship within their chosen career pathway.

Outline Of Syllabus

• The entrepreneurial process;
• Opportunity generation and personal resource fit;
• Business model analysis;
• Assessing the viability of business models;
• Developing a successful business model and value proposition through customer and market discovery;
• Pitching and selling a business model;
• Reflecting on the entrepreneurial process.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:00Online
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops15:005:00'Hackathon' workshops online
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study122:0022:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Workshops and lectures integrate class discussion around case studies, student exercises, and presentation of knowledge content that reinforces the insights gained in participation. Students are expected to complete all assigned readings, attend class and to actively engage in the discussions. Such discussions (facilitated by the staff member) encourage critical thinking, develop oral and interpersonal communication, in helping to distil the key learning points. Collectively, the applied methods ensure that students comprehend the main concepts in the course and can to apply theory into practical situations.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M100Individual essay (2000 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay2MDraft one of the reflective pieces (up to 1page)
Prob solv exercises2MEntrepreneurial Cognition tests, developmental work on agile/growth ‘mindset’ supported through both academic and peer engagement
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Workshops, readings and class discussions/activities are designed to help students develop understanding and analytical skills vital to completing the assessment. The formative reflective piece and exercises requires application of their knowledge to the preparation of a viable business model. The essay then tests the students to assess how well they have developed their factual understanding of the topic, reflecting upon the process through the lens of the relevant entrepreneurship literature.

Formative feedback is embedded within the delivery of the module, with iterative discussion and development with students on developing their ideas, business designs and their ability to communicate the business model. This feedback is provided by academics, expert peers (making use of the experienced international cohort of students) and external experts during a Hackathon.

Reading Lists

Timetable