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Module Code: ENT205TC
Module Title: Entrepreneurship concepts and practice
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Intelligent Operations and Marketing
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to give students an introduction to the theoretical literature on entrepreneurship. In doing so, the module will allow students to develop their critical skills and to analyse the internal and external factors that impact on entrepreneurship and how they intertwine to create success. Students will be able to develop understanding of how entrepreneurs use their social skills to acquire resources and the characteristics of ventures which are ethically and socially oriented. Through the assessments, they will be able to demonstrate how entrepreneurship connects to the development and performance of larger organisations and, through a series of examples of "real-life" entrepreneurs, how entrepreneurship theory relates to practice.
Learning outcomes 
A. Describe and explain the concept of entrepreneurship and the types and characteristics of small businesses

B. Recognise and recall the psychological theories of entrepreneurship and analyse how entrepreneurs acquire resources and persuade others to invest in their novel venture.

C. Identify the various environmental factors, external to the individual, which can influence the extent of entrepreneurship in society

D. Describe and discuss the concept of social enterprise and corporate social responsibility

E. Outline how entrepreneurship connects to innovation in large businesses
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, tutorial, fieldwork and placement
Lectures 1 – Introduction - Introduction to module, coursework details and assignment.

Lectures 2 – Psychological Theories of Entrepreneurship - An overview of psychological theories of entrepreneurship including psychodynamic, trait and cognitive approaches.

Lectures 3 – Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Entrepreneurship - The social, cultural and political factors external to the individual which have been identified as having an impact on the extent of entrepreneurship in society.

Lectures 4 – Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise - Corporate social responsibility is examined and then social enterprises are focused on as a form of venture which has improving society as their central goal.

Lectures 5 – Small Firms: Types and Characteristics - Definitions of small businesses, legal structures, types of small businesses e.g. family business, high tech etc.

Lectures 6 – Resource Acquisition and New Ventures - How entrepreneurs secure much needed resources (human and financial) e.g. through social capital and business plan.

Lectures 7 – Entrepreneuring in the Corporate Environment - The concept of corporate entrepreneurship and the need for and possible barriers to corporate entrepreneurship.

Lectures 8 – Researching Entrepreneurship: Narrative and Visual Approaches - The session will give the students an insight into real research that is being carried out in Leeds University Business School on entrepreneurship.

Lectures 9 – External Speaker from Industry - An external speaker will join the class to talk about their "real-life" experiences of entrepreneurship.

Lectures 10 – External Speaker from Industry - An external speaker will join the class to talk about their "real-life" experiences of entrepreneurship.

Lectures 11 – Module Summary Workshop - Revision, discussion and advice about the course and the assignment.

Lectures 12 – Student group work .
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 14    7      54  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project Presentation 50.00
2 Reflection Report 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 9/19/2020 10:38:29 PM