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IB814 - Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation

  • Module code: IB814
  • Module name: Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to develop an understanding of entrepreneurs and the firms they create and manage.Entrepreneurship is not only about new ventures or ‘small’ business or ‘early-stage’ business, nor even exclusively about for-profit business. Rather it is a method of creative problem solving in business and a logic for taking action in a variety of settings where business can make a positive difference. The module, therefore, will explore a range of different ways of thinking about what entrepreneurship is and what entrepreneurs do.The module is not about teaching you how to write a business plan. The business plan constitutes just one tool in the entrepreneur’s arsenal, for which there exists a tremendous amount of information on the internet, and without a real insight or idea writing a business plan is a meaningless exercise. Also, if you have a genuine insight and are credible, the business plan will get written. The intention is that taking the module will facilitate you in developing an entrepreneurial mind set, attitude and skills – the necessary hallmarks of successful value creators. It aims to challenge the way you think about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship and help you engage more effectively with a world in which entrepreneurship is a key driver of change.

Principal learning outcomes

SUBJECT SKILLS: Demonstrate a critical understanding of what entrepreneurship is and who entrepreneurs are; Demonstrate a critical understanding of what constitutes an entrepreneurial mindset; Critically appraise issues relating to opportunity identification; Explore, and show an appreciation of, issues relating to opportunity exploitation; Explore and critically evaluate the processes surrounding the growth of, and exit from, entrepreneurial ventures; Demonstrate a broad understanding of life as an entrepreneur. COGNITIVE SKILLS: Demonstrate effective communication skills; Demonstrate developed analytical skills. COGNITIVE / SUBJECT SKILLS: Demonstrate analytical and critical skills by applying concepts learnt during the module; Demonstrate an ability to undertake evidence based strategy formulation.

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 7.5 hours; Module duration (weeks): 10 months; Other activity: Distance learning plus 1 day intensive face-to-face teaching. Students are provided with comprehensive WBS-authored study materials and set texts. Throughout the module students can undertake formative tasks which test their understanding. The seminar provides students with face-to-face teaching and opportunities to work on case studies in syndicate groups. Further tutor-led support is available online and through optional weekend seminars.

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB814-10)
A2 (Assessed work only) 3000 word assignment (DLMBA) 80%
  Group Presentation (DLMBA) 20%
A3 (Assessed work only) 3500 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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