Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Entrepreneurship and Small Firms (ENT)

Module N1020

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The module provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the development of new ventures. Entrepreneurship is viewed as a process to provide sustainable economic, social and institutional change. Module content is limited to entrepreneurship in a small business context.

Module learning outcomes

Evaluate the economic and social significance of smaller enterprises.

Systematically understand the factors that influence the creation, growth and closure of small enterprises.

Comment upon current research on the role of innovation, entrepreneurial finance and the working environment of small firms.

Critically evaluate the role of government in creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and small enterprises can thrive.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 5 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Mirela Xheneti

Assess convenor, Convenor

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