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IB115 - Integrative Project: Business Planning

  • Module code: IB115
  • Module name: Integrative Project: Business Planning
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to enable you to develop a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities which new businesses bring, working in the team settings frequently found in business contexts; to help you develop an understanding of team dynamics and to put that understanding to work synthesising the functional foundations of business knowledge (e.g. marketing, finance, strategy, operations and law) into a coherent and unified whole; and to give you an opportunity to develop self-directed learning strategies, not least through developing an ability to reflect on the entrepreneurial process, team dynamics and personal development.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the environment of the entrepreneur and business; undertake the business planning process and construct a business plan; understand how to justify and implement such plans, both at the idea generation stage (via an 'elevator pitch') and the plan implementation stage (via the group business plan); (15 CATS only) understand the legal implications of different forms of business organisation; have a critically aware understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented in the entrepreneurial process; demonstrate a more holistic understanding of major specialisms studied in Year 1 and how to apply concepts and theoretical understandings gained in addressing a practical problem scenario; demonstrate skills in the articulation of communication strategies; demonstrate skills in self-directed teamwork; communicate, negotiate and advocate ideas; use IT both to research and apply secondary sources of market research, and to undertake primary research; work effectively in teams in an entrepreneurial setting

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours of lectures per week, 1 x 30 minute consultancy session, (for 15 CATS only) 1 x 2 hour legal issues lecture/workshop

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB115-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 60%
15 CATS (Module code: IB115-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 40%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 10%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 1
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 1
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 1
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Management (with Foundation Year) (N20A) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A