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Module title Entrepreneurial Management
Module code ENTR2001
Module lead

Graham Manville

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Faculty Business and Law
Academic unit
Academic session first offered 201213
Credit Points ECTS
When will the module be taught
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Programmes in which the module is core
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Programmes in which the module is optional
Date of last edit 1st Jan 1970 - 12:00am

Module overview

The aim of the course unit is to introduce you to the nature of entrepreneurial management by highlighting the idea that entrepreneurship is not limited to small business start-ups.

Students will explore the nature of entrepreneurial and innovative management within established organisations linked with organisational cultures and systems.

The unit will address the need to manage effectively in environments that are uncertain and complex, and where appropriate strategic responses have to be crafted in recognition of limited resource and indeterminate outcomes.

Aims and learning outcomes

the requirement for entrepreneurial management within established organisations; the need for continual strategic renewal of established organisations; factors influencing entrepreneurial management different forms of corporate venturing given specific organisational cultures, and structures.

Graduate Attributes

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Summary of syllabus content

The nature of entrepreneurial management Competitive business environment and its influences upon organisational transformation Organisational culture and its relationship to strategic renewal processes Different forms of entrepreneurial management Developing strategies for growth Leadership and management for corporate venturing Assessing and managing entrepreneurial risk Closing skills gaps; recruitment and development of the team Ethics, decision-making and entrepreneurial ventures Overcoming barriers to corporate entrepreneurship Structured revision Open revision

Summary of teaching and learning methods

Summary of assessment and Feedback methods

Assessment Method Number % contribution to final mark Final assessment (✔)
Group based 40%
Exam      (Duration:0 hours) 60%

Referral Method

By examination

Method of Repeat Year

Learning Resources

Resource type: Core textbook
ISBN: 9781403908094
Burns (2005) Corporate Entrepreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Organisation, Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Appendix: KIS hours

Contact hours for Teaching:Hours
Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)0
Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)0
Project supervision0
Demonstration Sessions0
Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories0
External Visits0
Summer Workshops0
Work Based Learning0
Independent studyHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions18
Follow-up work18
Wider reading or practice38
Completion of assessment task18
Placement Hours0
Year Placement0
6 Month Placement0