Undergraduate Course: The Entrepreneurial Manager (BUST10115)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores 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 settings where entrepreneurial managers are employed.
Entrepreneurship provides a critical dimension to management, in which innovative owners and managers (entrepreneurs) identify and 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 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 settings where entrepreneurial managers are employed.
1 Introduction. Describing the entrepreneurial manager
2 Contexts of entrepreneurship: New venture creation
3 The entrepreneurial manager & family firms
4 Corporate entrepreneurship
5 Social and sustainable entrepreneurship
6 Group project discussion and proposals
7 Acquiring resources
8 Developing new innovative products/services
9 Group presentations
10 Challenges and key issues in entrepreneurial management
Student Learning Experience
The course will also emphasise the importance of entrepreneurial management styles and techniques in both small and large organisations. The knowledge learnt will enable students to critically examine and question more traditional approaches to the study of management.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A 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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There are two major elements of the course assessment, as described below:
1. Group Project (50%): The group project requires student teams (teams will be determined by course coordinator) to take the role of entrepreneurial managers.
3. Final exam (50%): The final exam will draw from required readings, lectures and any other work explicitly identified by the lecturer during the course.
There are three elements of assessment within the group project above (50%):
- Written work (30%) max 3500 words (including appendices).
- Project Presentation (15%): A 20 minute verbal presentation. Each student in the group is required to present part of the presentation and answer questions.
- Peer Evaluation (5%).
||Formative Assessment - formative feedback will be provided on a 500 word individual essay, submitted in week 5.
Feedback on your coursework, together with individual marks, will be available on Learn. You will also be able to review your individual feedback electronically via Grademark on Learn.
Your examination marks will be posted on Learn (together with generic feedback and examination statistics) as soon as possible after the Boards of Examiners' meeting (normally end of January/beginning of February). You will have the opportunity to look at your examination scripts in early February in the UG Office (Room 1.11, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place). Note that you will not be able to remove any examination scripts from the UG Office as they may be required by the Board of Examiners.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||The Entrepreneurial Manager||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflect upon and critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning entrepreneurship more widely.
- Understand and critically discuss the relationship between entrepreneurship and value creation and how entrepreneurial managers drive innovation and growth.
- Understand and critically discuss how entrepreneurial managers adapt elements of the entrepreneurial process to a variety of business and organisational contexts.
- Understand and critically evaluate the role which entrepreneurial managers play in different types of organisations, including corporate and socially-oriented organisations.
- Understand and discuss critically the importance of sustainability and social drivers in organisations where entrepreneurial individuals are engaged in managerial roles.
Burns, P. (2013: 3rd edition) Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovation & Strategy in Large Organisations, Palgrave Macmillan.
Students will also be expected to have read a list of required readings/cases prior to each session and to be prepared to discuss in class. Readings and cases will be forthcoming to those students enrolled in the course and confirmed at first class.
Relevant Academic Journals related to Themes in the Course:
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
Journal of Small Business Management
Harvard Business Review
Long Range Planning
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Course organiser||Dr Alessandro Rosiello
Tel: (0131 6)50 8246
|Course secretary||Miss Anne Cunningham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827