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Postgraduate Course: Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Social and Sustainable Enterprise (CMSE11376)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryA fundamental outcome of entrepreneurship is the creation of new value, usually through the creation of new products and services which may lead to the creation of a new business entity and the reinvigoration of existing organisations.
Course description The objective of this course is to demonstrate and understand that exploiting a new opportunity is a process that can be planned, resourced, and managed. In leading the value creation process, an entrepreneur must exercise motivation as well as enterprising and leadership skills. He or she requires access to resources to grow the new venture; not just investment but also social resources. Success is not just related to the nature of market opportunities but to the entrepreneurial and leadership skills of the entrepreneur. The course demonstrates the relevance of entrepreneurship in large organisations and analyses how it can be integrated into more familiar approaches of corporate management. Many large firms have to react to new market opportunities, and have to develop mechanisms to develop new products and services and respond to new sources of competition. Many of these new lines of value arise from the activities of entrepreneurs within the organisation or through the vision of entrepreneurial leaders. New companies often spin-out of large organisations. How larger firms can encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and yet retain control, remains a major challenge. The need to be entrepreneurial is also strong in modern, large, non-business organisations. Many are forced to raise more funds as their existing public funds are insufficient. There is also recognition that governments cannot underpin all good causes. This has motivated many caring entrepreneurs to start charities of their own, some of which from small beginnings have grown into major world organisations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning entrepreneurship
  2. Apply entrepreneurial theory to real world organisations and opportunities
  3. Assess critically where and how entrepreneurial behaviour and actions can be applied in different business contexts
  4. Understand and critically assess the relationship between entrepreneurship and value creation and the role of the entrepreneurial leader in driving innovation and growth
  5. Understand and critically discuss how entrepreneurial leaders adapt elements of the entrepreneurial process to a variety of business and organisational contexts
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Course organiserProf Richard Harrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5549
Course secretaryMs Emily Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
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