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Module Title LM Entrepreneurship: Advanced Topics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 27165
Module Lead Natalia Vershinina
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The aim of this module is to provide a solid practical, conceptual and analytical understanding of advanced topics in entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on the business growth phase. Although no prior understanding is assumed, the module integrates with the Entrepreneurship Business Start- Up module. The module may include areas such as:
  • Risk and uncertainty in the business growth environment: theory and practice
  • Characteristics and capabilities of growth businesses
  • Strategic evaluation of growth opportunities
  • Debt and equity finance for business growth
  • Growth via partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions
  • The role of small business growth on economic wellbeing and job creation
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the business environment and its effect on growth opportunities;
  • Understand and evaluate the different theoretical approaches and models that underlie business growth and outcomes and be able to critically evaluate such theories;
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of strategic evaluation of growth opportunities, financing, partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions;
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of small business growth on economic wellbeing and job creation;
  • Demonstrate skills in verbal and written communication, team working, and critical analysis.
Assessment 27165-01 : 2 Hour Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
27165-02 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Group presentation on selected topic (plus submission of PowerPoint file) – 30%

Examination (2 Hours) – 70%

Reassessment: Examination (2 Hours) – 100%

These assessment methods will be contextualised to meet the individual needs of the module.
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