ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING - 2018/9
Module code: MAN3083
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.
Surrey Business School
COX Z Mrs (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: N100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||GROUP BUSINESS PLAN (3500 WORDS)||70|
|Coursework||IINDIVIDUAL PERSONAL REFLECTIONS (1500 WORDS)||30|
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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
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
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 for ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3083
Programmes this module appears in
|Business Management and French BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|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.