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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

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.


- The nature of entrepreneurial management. - The Nature of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Behaviour - Individual-Opportunities & Nexus - The social dimension of Entrepreneurship - Creativity, Innovation and the architecture of the entrepreneurial organization - Developing strategies for growth. - Entrepreneurship in the organizational context - Organisational culture and its relationship to strategic renewal processes. - Leadership and management for entrepreneurial and corporate venturing. - 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.

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

Resources & Reading list

Kirby (2003). Entrepreneurship. 

Burns (2016). Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Start up, growth and maturity. 



Oral presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Group presentation  (3000 words) 40%
Written assessment  (2 hours) 60%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (3000 words) 40%
Written assessment  (2 hours) 60%


MethodPercentage contribution
Written assessment  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre Requisites: MANG1003 or MANG1020 or MANG1021


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:

Books and Stationery equipment

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


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading 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

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