New Venture Creation and Business Planning (ENT) (N1508)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You are given a systematic understanding of the process of new venture creation in the private, public, and not for profit sectors.

Entrepreneurship is viewed as a process to create and capture value that provides sustainable economic returns and/or social change.

It starts with the conception of an idea and leads to the creation and management of an entrepreneurial venture.

In this module conceptual foundations are matched with practical training to enable you to formulate and explore entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities through the development of business plans.




65%: Lecture
35%: Seminar


60%: Coursework (Group presentation, Group submission (written))
40%: Written assessment (Essay)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


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