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Undergraduate Course: The Entrepreneurial Manager (BUST10115)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionEntrepreneurship provides a critical dimension to management, in which innovative owners and managers (entrepreneurs) exploit new opportunities to add value either to themselves (through founding their own new ventures) or to the organisation (by founding new lines of value within the organisation). This course teaches key concepts on this topic as it applies to different business contexts and will examine the nature of entrepreneurship, foundational theories of entrepreneurship and assess the practice of entrepreneurship - by placing the entrepreneur/manager at the centre of the discussion, and examining him/her in the wide range of organisational setting where entrepreneurial managers are employed. The course will provide a solid prerequisite for additional honours options courses in entrepreneurship.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BUST08015)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Year 4 students in 11/12 who have not had the opportunity to take the 2nd year pre-requisite course 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship' but who wish to take this Honours course must seek permission from the Course Organiser.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesA pass in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BUST08015) equivalent.

Visiting students should have at least 3 Business Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)The Entrepreneurial Manager2:00
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the course, students will:
1. Be able to reflect upon and critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning entrepreneurship more widely;
2. Understand the relationship between entrepreneurship and value creation and how entrepreneurial managers drive innovation and growth;
3. Understand how entrepreneurial managers adapt elements of the entrepreneurial process to a variety of business and organisational contexts;
4. Have developed a critical understanding of the role which entrepreneurial managers play in different types of organisations, including corporate and socially-oriented organisations.
5. Understand the importance of sustainability and social drivers in organisations where entrepreneurial individuals are engaged in managerial roles.

The course will cover and discuss the entrepreneurial management styles and techniques in both small and large organisations. The knowledge learnt will enable students to examine critically and question more traditional approaches to the study of management.

Subject Specific Skills:
On completion of the assessed coursework students should have enhanced their ability to:
1. Assess critically where and how entrepreneurial behaviour and actions can be applied in different business contexts;
2. Analyse and consider different business situations where entrepreneurial opportunities are present or possible;
3. Manage or advise on the key elements for identifying and exploiting an entrepreneurial opportunity;
4. Account for the relevant business and organisational context in undertaking entrepreneurial behaviour and activity.

General Cognitive Skills:
By the end of the course students will have developed or enhanced:
1. Scholarship and desk research skills;
2. The ability to assimilate, communicate and present critical evaluations of relevant sources of information;
3. The ability to work in groups;
4. Presentation and communication skills.
Assessment Information
Group project (40%: assessed through project report compiled by the group 20% and individual reflective assignment 20%)

Examination (60%): a 2-hour examination where students are required to attempt 2 questions out of 5.

Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Course assignment 50% (Project 25% and Individual Essay 25%)
Final Essay (min 3,000 words) 50%
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserDr Geoff Gregson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8068
Course secretaryMiss Anne Cunningham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
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