Management and Entrepreneurship
(MSc) Management and Entrepreneurship
Entry for 2011
This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
The emphasis of the programme is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from the management functional areas of financial management, marketing, business economics, strategy and organization in the context of new ventures.
The main learning objectives are:
Analysing the problem: discussing various forms of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures and understand the issues related to the venturing process.
Experiencing the process: identifying and pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity with a team of peers.
Writing a business plan: develop a business plan for a new venture that implements the identified entrepreneurial opportunity.
Further important pedagogical objectives are:
Raising the awareness of self-employment as a possible career choice.
Improving personal qualities that are relevant for entrepreneurship such as creativity, spirit of initiative, self-awareness, responsibility, independence, teamwork.
Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of the programme, a successful student will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
demonstrate that they have a systematic understanding of the theoretical concepts of management and entrepreneurship;
demonstrate conceptual understanding that enables the student to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in management and entrepreneurship as well as to assess methodologies and develop critiques of them
demonstrate that they have developed a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in management and entrepreneurship using a balance of theory and practical skills to facilitate intellectual and professional development;
demonstrate that they have developed the critical, analytical and research skills needed to make reasoned and creative contributions to problem-solving in complex and uncertain contexts
demonstrate the originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and intrepret knowledge in management and entrepreneurship
understand and apply a range of relevant quantitative and qualitative social science research skills needed for the analysis of entrepreneurship and intellectual property issues;
demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing tasks in a range of occupations in business, consultancy, academia and government. These include team/group working, IT skills, Information search skills, ability to interpret and manipulate numerical data, presentation skills, writing skills.
For information on the composition of this course please see either the on-line Undergraduate prospectus for undergraduate related courses or the on-line Postgraduate prospectus for postgraduate related courses.
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