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Undergraduate Course: The Entrepreneurial Manager (BUST10115)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course builds on the foundational theories of innovation and entrepreneurship to examine entrepreneurial and innovative practices in several organisational settings.
Course description "The Entrepreneurial Manager" uses relevant theories in entrepreneurship and innovation to examine entrepreneurial practices in several contexts such as start-ups, large corporations and social businesses.
Students will analyse real-world issues with the support of the relevant academic literature and will participate in interactive exercises that will enhance their understanding of the proposed content.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BUST08015)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students must have at least 4 Business courses at grade B or above. This MUST INCLUDE at least one Entrepreneurship course at intermediate level. This course cannot be taken alongside BUST08015 Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Group work (video): 30% (20% WebPA moderation). Students will deliver a 3-5 minute video pitching a new service they will develop.

2. Individual reflective report: 60%. Reflective report about one innovative product or service, connecting theory and practice.

3. Individual practical reports: 10% (Two submissions, 5% each.). Students will choose two questions from a set of questions and answer them using elements from the lectures and activities.

Feedback Feedback on the final submission, together with individual marks, will be available on Learn.

Examination marks will be posted on Learn as soon as possible after the Boards of Examiners' meeting.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Reflect upon and critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning entrepreneurship more widely.
  2. Apply the relevant concepts in entrepreneurship and innovation to practical examples.
  3. Understand and critically discuss how entrepreneurial activities take place in a variety of business and organisational contexts.
Reading List
Students will find the reading list on Learn.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 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 organiserDr Jordana Viotto Da Cruz
Course secretaryMiss Anne Cunningham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
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