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Module Title LM Entrepreneurship and Innovation
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 39594
Module Lead W Green, E Kromidha, R Sinha, K Smith & W Zhou
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-11 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-22 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module provides students with a critical awareness of major issues associated with entrepreneurship and innovation in the local and global context of technological change, new ways of doing business, and opportunities related to social and sustainable entrepreneurship. From the new venture creation and innovation processes to corporate entrepreneurship in larger organisations, the module will combine theory, research and practice, discussing contemporary case studies of entrepreneurship and innovation across different contexts and sectors.
The module will explore definitions, frameworks, and models of entrepreneurship, intra-firm and interfirm aspects of new ventures and small/medium enterprises. This will include economic, social and sustainability aspects of new enterprises. Students will also consider the entrepreneurial mindset, creativity and opportunity recognition, and the venture creation process. Changes in entrepreneurship, innovation, production and markets will be discussed in relation to the UN Sustainable Goals and in relation to responsible business priorities.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate the contribution that entrepreneurship and innovation make to broader organisational outcomes for responsible businesses.
  • Critically appraise and develop skills for growing, financing and exiting entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Develop and critically analyse ideas and plans for sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities, for example, by applying theoretical approaches, conceptual and practical knowledge underpinning innovation, technological change, green transition and sustainable innovation.
  • Evaluate the role of UN SDGs as a driver for contemporary entrepreneurial and innovation activity.
Assessment 39594-01 : Group Presentation : Fieldwork - Coursework (30%)
39594-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (70%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

Assessment 1 (30%):
5-minute pitch followed by 5 minutes Q&A group presentation

Assessment 2 (70%):
1500-word individual assignment


Re-sit of the failed component

Assessment 1 (30%):
400-word critical review of a pitch.

Assessment 2 (70%):
1500-word individual assignment
Reading List