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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) OR Innovation and Enterprise (BUST08053)
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 or BUST08053 Innovation and Enterprise. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, 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) 40% Group Presentation - 20% peer moderated - Assesses course Learning Outcome 2
60% Individual reflective report - Assesses course Learning Outcomes 1, 3

Details: The group work will be a group project aiming at asking students to apply the concept in entrepreneurship and innovation to practical examples. The group project will be a 10-minute presentation (max.)
Details: For the individual assignment, students will be presented with a set of questions related to the topics covered in class. They will choose one question and critically discuss this question using the concepts presented.
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 Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.

Cognitive Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.

Knowledge and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.

Identify, define and analyse theoretical and applied business and management problems, and develop approaches, informed by an understanding of appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques, to explore and solve them responsibly.
Course organiserDr Jasper Brinkerink
Course secretaryMiss Quinny Jiang
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