School of Business, Management and Economics

Management and Entrepreneurship

(MSc) Management and Entrepreneurship

Entry for 2011

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

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;

Intellectual skills
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

Practical skills
understand and apply a range of relevant quantitative and qualitative social science research skills needed for the analysis of entrepreneurship and intellectual property issues;

Transferable skills
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.

Course learning outcomes

[Knowledge and Understanding]: Systematic understanding of the theoretical concepts of management and entrepreneurship.

[Knowldege and Understanding] 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

[Knowledge and Understanding]: 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;

[Intellectual Skills]: Critical, analytical and research skills needed to make reasoned and creative contributions to problem-solving in complex and uncertain contexts

[Intellectual Skills]: 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

[Practical Skills]: Understanding and application of a range of relevant quantitative and qualitative social science research skills needed for the analysis of entrepreneurship and management issues

[Transferable Skills]: 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.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term2 of these optionsAccounting and Finance for Managers (733N1)157
  Global Business (734N1)157
  Marketing Management (883N1)157
  CoreManaging Innovation (838N1)307
  CorePerspectives on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (722N1)157
 Postgraduate Academic YearCoreResearch Methods (725N1)157
 Spring and Summer TermsMandatory for programmeResearch Project (Management & Entrepreneurship) (728N1)307
 Spring Term2 of these optionsEntrepreneurial Finance (731N1)157
  Global Marketing Management (736N1)157
  Managing Intellectual Property (876N1)157
  CoreEntrepreneurship (868N1)307
  CoreInternational Entrepreneurship (721N1)157

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term2 of these optionsAccounting and Finance for Managers (733N1)157
  Global Business (734N1)157
  Marketing Management (883N1)157
  CorePerspectives on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (722N1)157
 Postgraduate Academic YearCoreResearch Methods (725N1)157
 Spring Term1 of these optionsEntrepreneurial Finance (731N1)157
  Global Marketing Management (736N1)157
  International Entrepreneurship (721N1)157
  Managing Intellectual Property (876N1)157

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