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Course Details in 2023/24 Session

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Module Title LH Small Business and Entrepreneurship
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 25280
Module Lead Dr. Wubiao Zhou
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions This module will be taught in semester 2 only from this academic year.

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. This is a one-semester only module. The module is split into two parts. In the first part, the focus is on the entrepreneurial development of new firms and in the second part, 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 : Final Individual Essay : Coursework (50%)
25280-02 : Mid-term Individual Essay : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1250 words mid-term individual essay (50%) and 1250 words final individual essay (50%).
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