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Module Title LH Small Business and Entrepreneurship
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 25280
Module Lead Dr Thomas Coogan
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Exclusions
Description

The aim of this module is to provide a solid conceptual and analytical understanding of small business and entrepreneurship. Lectures and small group teaching will allow students to discuss and critically evaluate key theories and understandings of small businesses and entrepreneurial firms. The module is split across two semesters. In the first semester, the focus is on the entrepreneurial development of new firms and in the second semester, the focus shifts to analytically developing understandings of business growth and wider issues in entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the differences between small and large businesses in terms of uncertainty, employment, innovation.
  • explain the different conceptual approaches and models that underlie entrepreneurial processes and outcomes;
  • critically analyse empirical data and key readings;
  • critically evaluate evidence and identify its strategic implications for small business and entrepreneurship practice.
Assessment 25280-01 : Group Presentation : Presentation (20%)
25280-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (60%)
25280-04 : Essay : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hour examination (60%) Individual written assignment, 1,000 words (20%) Group presentation (20%)
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