New Venture Development and Planning (N1576)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

In this module, you develop a business plan for a new business idea of your choice, which you individually write and submit.

If you are choosing this module, you will need to demonstrate the ability to exercise independent analytical, research and reasoning skills, and excellent levels of clarity in written English.

For this module's project, you need to research the strategic and competitive position of your new business idea. Based on this analysis, you will propose strategies for your new business idea over the next three to five years.

The quality of your final business plan will depend on a thorough understanding of previous course material, specifically strategy, marketing and operations.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: