ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING - 2018/9

Module code: MAN3083

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of enterprise at the individual, firm and societal level of inquiry.  The module will enable students to understand theories of entrepreneurial behaviour, innovation and wider societal issues and enable them to relate such theories to practice.  They will also simulate the behaviours of an entrepreneur through producing a business plan. The purpose is to enable students to be aware of the importance of enterprise in the economy. 

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

LANHAM-NEW WJ Mr (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: N100

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

The content will be divided into three sections:


Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Definitions, characteristics of the entrepreneur, entrepreneurial teams, motivational entrepreneurs
The Business Plan – role and purpose of a business plan, simulation exercise
Themes in Entrepreneurship – social entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework GROUP BUSINESS PLAN (3500 WORDS) 70
Coursework IINDIVIDUAL PERSONAL REFLECTIONS (1500 WORDS) 30

Alternative Assessment

If student fails the module i.e. receives a mark below 40% taking account of both assessments, they will repeat the same assessment taking account of the feedback. This is also the case for the group business plan which they will improve on, on an individual basis.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

The assessment strategy is summative and formative and aligns with the learning outcomes. More specifically, assessment 1 facilitates students’ learning for outcome 1, 2, and 5 whereas assessment 2 is particularly suitable for learning outcome 3 and 4. There is also an element of peer assessment where students discuss and weight the contribution they have made to the group project. If any student fails the module, i.e. receives a mark below 40% taking account of both assessments, they will repeat the same assessment taking account of the feedback. This is also the case for the group business plan which they will improve on an individual basis.

If any student fails the module, i.e. receives a mark below 40% taking account of both assessments, they will repeat the same assessment taking account of the feedback. This is also the case for the group business plan which they will improve on, on an individual basis. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


A fully researched group business plan for a new venture   3 500 words
An individual personal entrepreneurial self-reflection section  1500 words
Formative assessment:  self-reflection psychological test


Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive formative feedback in the form of verbal feedback in seminars and during office hours. They will also be given formative feedback during week 10 and 11, particularly related to assignment two. 

Module aims

  • The aims of this module are to develop an understanding of the theories of enterprise and entrepreneurship and to enable students to understand how to relate these ideas to practice.
  • Evaluate the various theories of entrepreneurship
  • Analyse the economic and social role of entrepreneurship
  • Evaluate the factors affecting the development of an enterprise culture
  • Evaluate critically the types of support that can stimulate entrepreneurship and an enterprise culture
  • Analyse the nature and characteristics of the entrepreneur
  • Assess critically and explore the processes involved in developing their own entrepreneurial capability and in creating an entrepreneurial venture.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Develop an awareness and enthusiasm for individual enterprise and creativity KP
2 Critically assess and evaluate theories of entrepreneurship KCT
3 Apply these theories to ‘real world' problems CT
4 Develop problem-solving skills PT
5 Reflect critically on your learning  CT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 18

Tutorial Hours: 15

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ awareness of entrepreneurship and enterprise both as a field of academic study and as an area of practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

The learning methods are therefore designed to enhance the theoretical principles of the subject and allow the application of conceptual models and creativity techniques to practical business problems.

The Learning Outcomes are met through:


Lectures: 2 hours lecture per week X 11 weeks
Seminars and Workshops: 1 hour seminar per week X 11 weeks
Guest speakers
Multimedia resources
SurreyLearn
Support materials
Reading
Individual and Group work


In addition the module teaching team are accessible throughout the semester to address and clarify questions.  Office hours will be provided. Feedback given will be oral and written on an individual basis and summative.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3083

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Business Management BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.