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MANG3075 Future Horizons for Enterprise

Module Overview

Dynamic economies and societies around the world are constantly undergoing change. New technologies, human needs and social trends are creating new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. This module takes a global view to highlight the future challenges faced by economies and societies and how new innovations and entrepreneurial activities can create social and economic value. This module has been developed to connect cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation to teaching. Particularly, this module leverages state-of-the-art research from tutors in the Centre for Innovation and Enterprise, with the latest findings from their colleagues, operating in a global research environment. It examines new trends and innovations from the most recent research, on how business and enterprise are adapting to address contemporary global issues. The module is taught by a group of research-active tutors who share and discuss insights from their own research, in addition to the latest developments from world-leading researchers.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • a selection of the latest developments and emerging trends in entrepreneurship;
  • a selection of the latest developments and emerging trends in innovation management.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • evaluate alternative approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation management;
  • identify potential new opportunities for commercial exploitation, emerging from new trends in entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • evaluate the intellectual value and practical relevance of the latest trends in entrepreneurship and innovation management;
  • apply insights from the latest research on entrepreneurship and innovation management to specific management situations.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • recognise that in many situations there is a range of alternatives which should be evaluated;
  • self-manage the development of learning and study skills;
  • apply the research skills to synthesise, analyse, interpret and critically evaluate information from a range of sources.


The exact topics covered in this module will depend on the configuration of the team of tutors and their respective research areas within entrepreneurship and innovation management. The module may include, but is not limited to, the following topics: • Latest research in entrepreneurship: e.g. new entrepreneurial opportunities; gender and entrepreneurship; emerging markets; green, ethical and sustainable entrepreneurship, strategic networks, strategy development, sharing economy, digital business • Latest research in innovation management: e.g. knowledge networks, technology transfer, retail innovation, financial innovation, eco-innovation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Lectures • Interactive case studies • Problem-solving activities • Directed reading • Private/guided study Learning activities include • Introductory lectures • An assignment (individual written coursework to deepen learning in a specific topic of the module chosen by you) • Case study / problem solving activities • In class debate and discussion • Private study • Use of video and online materials

Completion of assessment task24
Wider reading or practice40
Preparation for scheduled sessions20
Follow-up work20
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Other. Up to date supporting texts, articles, conference papers and video resources will be provided as applicable in this rapidly changing topic area.



In-class activities


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (1500 words) 30%
Examination  (2 hours) 70%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


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:


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.

Students will be able to use resources available through the library, but the purchase of some books may be recommended.

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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