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Postgraduate Course: Green Entrepreneurship (MSc) (CMSE11133)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of the course is to enhance participants&© capabilities to recognise, assess and articulate opportunities related to the green economy; to understand the resources required to underpin venture development and growth; and know from where and how to access these resources. The course also seeks to help participants to develop a greater awareness of their personal goals, motivations, strengths and limitations in the context of ventures creation and growth, whether that is in the context of forming new ventures, joining a young venture or looking to initiate a new business activity within an existing organisation.

The course provides opportunities for students to learn from each other, from practitioners in the field and from the latest theories/concepts on the topic. The course is intended to provide students with a solid grounding in key fundamentals of management thinking on this topic, but also with the opportunity to apply these in practice. Interactive lecture sessions will be complemented by contributions from guest speakers who will be important to student learning by providing first-hand experience of the issues associated with pursing entrepreneurial opportunities in the field.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Subject specific knowledge and skills
By the end of the module students will have had the opportunity to:
> reflect upon and critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning entrepreneurship and venture creation more widely;
> understand the linkages between entrepreneurship and venture creation, development and growth;
> understand the venture creation process and the stages involved in identifying and screening entrepreneurial opportunities;
> possess an understanding of the key elements of a business plan and what should be included in a business $ùpitch&© of a new venture opportunity;
> explore the core elements of the entrepreneurial process in the context of a variety of business and organisational settings, including the exploitation of new opportunities in existing organisations;
> assess a range of possible market opportunities in a structured and systematic way;
> identify the varying resource needs of different types of business and knowledge regarding where and how to access resources;
> work in a group/team-based environment to assess critically and develop a business plans for pursuit of an entrepreneurial opportunity for the green economy.

Cognitive skills
On completion of the course students should be able to:
> analyse different business situations where entrepreneurial opportunities are present or possible;
> appreciate the motivations of individuals in deciding to pursue new venture opportunities.
> assess critically where and how entrepreneurial behaviour and actions can be applied in different business contexts;
> generate and assess critically new business ideas;
> assess the resources required to pursue an opportunity;
> manage or advise on the key elements for creating a new venture;
> develop a business plan that can guide the start-up process and access resources;
> locate and access materials/data draw from multiple sources of information and assess its relevance to issues and problems at hand;
> work together in a team to deliver a multifaceted project to a tight deadline.
Assessment Information
*Group written assignment (33%) - Green/sustainable opportunity assessment (2500 words)

*Individual written assignment (67%)- Case study of green entrepreneur or green business (2500 words)
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Course organiserMr Adam Bock
Tel: (0131 6)50 8246
Course secretaryMs Sarah Jack
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
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