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ENTR2001 Entrepreneurial Management

Module Overview

The aim of the course unit is to introduce students to the nature of entrepreneurship on a corporate level. You will explore the unique challenges that entrepreneurial managers face within established corporations and examine the role of diverse organizational cultures and structures for the management of innovation and creativity. The unit will effectively address the need to exercise rational managerial judgment in an uncertain and complex business landscape.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to introduce you to the nature of entrepreneurial management by highlighting the idea that entrepreneurship is not limited to small business start-ups. Students will explore the nature of entrepreneurial and innovative management within established organisations linked with organisational cultures and systems. The module will address the need to manage effectively in environments that are uncertain and complex, and where appropriate strategic responses have to be crafted in recognition of limited resource and indeterminate outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the requirement for entrepreneurial management within established organisations;
  • the need for continual strategic renewal of established organisations;
  • factors influencing entrepreneurial management;
  • different forms of corporate venturing given specific organisational cultures, and structures.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • discuss what is meant by entrepreneurial management;
  • evaluate the contribution of entrepreneurial management to sustainable competitive advantage;
  • assess and appraise risk management in different organisational entrepreneurial contexts;
  • identify a range of strategies to overcome barriers to entrepreneurial management.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use a wide range of information sources requiring the development of bibliographic skills including the use of CD-ROMS and the Internet;
  • plan and control effectively for successful completion of a personal workload;
  • communicate effectively, in both oral and written form, using and justifying argument within reports, presentations and debates.

Syllabus

- The nature of entrepreneurial management. - Competitive business environment and its influences upon organisational transformation. - Organisational culture and its relationship to strategic renewal processes. - Different forms of entrepreneurial management. - Developing strategies for growth. - Leadership and management for corporate venturing. - Assessing and managing entrepreneurial risk. - Closing skills gaps; recruitment and development of the team. - Ethics, decision-making and entrepreneurial ventures. - Overcoming barriers to corporate entrepreneurship. - Structured revision. - Open revision.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: The teaching methods are primarily the lecture and seminar. Student participation, small group activities, short case studies and other teaching methods will be integrated in the lectures as warranted. Lectures will be supported by activity-based seminars and will include the use of videos, case studies, and guest speakers. Learning activities include: Lectures, activity-based seminars, case studies, private study and coursework.

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Wider reading or practice40
Completion of assessment task30
Lecture24
Follow-up work10
Revision25
Tutorial11
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Burns (2010). Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 

Kirby (2003). Entrepreneurship. 

Assessment

Formative

Oral presentation

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment  (2 hours) 60%
Group Coursework 40%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment  (2 hours) 60%
Individual Coursework 40%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Prerequisites: MANG1003 or MANG1020 or MANG1021

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
MANG1020Ideas that Shaped the Business World 1: Government and Society
MANG1021Ideas that Shaped the Business World 2: Markets and Consumers
MANG1003Introduction to Management

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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