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Module Title LC Organisations, Management and Entrepreneurship
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 31705
Module Lead Chris Collinge / Kelly Smith
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module is part of the foundation year and therefore is compulsory. The purpose of the module is to draw organisational analysis, management and entrepreneurial thinking together, extracting the implications from different strands of organisational thinking, and highlighting the conceptual issues implied in management problems. It focuses on different aspects of organisations – their relationship to the individuals who constitute them, to social groups and cultures, networks and markets, governance and goals. Drawing upon transaction cost thinking, each organisation is treated as a work in progress that has permeable boundaries and may always give birth to new enterprise. The module therefore aims to provide a practice-based introduction to understanding and developing core entrepreneurial capabilities and awareness. Its focus will be on developing student’s opportunity recognition abilities, team entrepreneurship skills and their analytical competences in designing and presenting feasible business opportunities. Learning is facilitated and reinforced through practical case studies and exercises conducted in a series of seminar classes. Students on the module will be expected to develop their own business idea – developed through a series of workshops and consultation activities.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to be able to
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of modern organisations and small businesses, how these are designed, developed and managed;
  • Apply these theories and perspectives to the analysis of managerial and organisational processes and problems, and to the development of entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the external environment in which large, small and new businesses operate;
  • Undertake the feasibility planning process towards a small business, including the nature of markets and customer preferences, and construct a feasibility study;
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of opportunity recognition processes involved in creating and developing business opportunities.
  • Explain how to implement and evaluate such a study, both at the opportunity recognition and the study implementation stages;
  • Show critical awareness of the legal, political and ethical context and consequences of managerial and entrepreneurial decisions.
Assessment 31705-01 : 2 hour exam (50%) : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
31705-02 : Group Assessment (50%) : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2 hour exam (50%)
Group Assessment with a 3 minute video promo and word count of approximately 1500 words (50%)

2 hour examination (100%)
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