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Module Title LM Entrepreneurship and Innovation
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28957
Module Lead Mike Kennard
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The Entrepreneurship and Innovation module is about entrepreneurs, innovators, and the things (products, services and processes) they create.

Entrepreneurship is not confined to the context of new ventures or start-ups. For example, entrepreneurship can occur within large and mature organisations, and as often as not occurs within the non-profit sector. Similarly, innovation is not just about ideas, inventions and technology. The module takes a very broad view of innovation, and for example will look at process innovations, and organisational innovations as well as new technology, products and services.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs.
  • Explain and appraise the main historical and current perspectives on innovation.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how individuals and organisations can identify innovation opportunities and explain the general approaches for exploiting such opportunities.
  • Critically appraise the mechanisms for growing, and exiting from entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Critically evaluate the contribution that entrepreneurship and innovation makes to broader organisational outcomes
  • Identify and analyse the information requirements that enable creative decisions to be taken and the ways that information is used.
Assessment
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
Group assignments (1500 words in total) – 20%

Individual assignments (3000 words in total) - 80%

Reassessment: 3000 word individual assignment - 100%
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