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Module Title LM Entrepreneurship: New Firm Growth
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 29378
Module Lead Professor Francis Greene
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Description This module is intended to provide students with a critical awareness of major issues associated with entrepreneurship among dynamic start-up ventures.

Throughout this module participants will explore the key entrepreneurship frameworks and models, how they can be applied within a range of organisations.

The module will cover areas such as:
  • The definitions of entrepreneurship, an understanding of entrepreneurial environments and the triggers and barriers to entrepreneurship
  • How individuals and teams develop opportunity recognition skills to identify salient business opportunities
  • How young dynamic growth orientated organisations can develop business models to successfully leverage resources, abilities and competencies for entrepreneurial growth
  • Development of an understanding of entrepreneurial finance funding sources and how to leverage these successfully
  • How young dynamic start-ups manage their growth
  • How these fast growth businesses successfully harvest opportunities
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship in the context of the competitive environment for dynamic start-ups.
  • Understand the different theoretical approaches and models that underpin entrepreneurship and be able to critical evaluate such theories.
  • Critically analyse the management practices of a range of dynamic start-ups and growth orientated young firms, identifying both successful approaches and barriers to entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of opportunity recognition and evaluation processes involved in developing entrepreneurship among such organisations.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of entrepreneurial processes.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
80% Individual Assignment (2,500 words)
20% Group Presentation

Reassessment: 100% Individual Assignment (2,500 words)
Other None
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