BE250-6-SP-SO:
Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship

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The details
2024/25
Essex Business School
Southend Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Inactive
Monday 13 January 2025
Friday 21 March 2025
15
21 March 2024

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This module enables students to acquire information, knowledge and a critical understanding of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development.


The objective is to apply such learning in practice in the world of business and other organisations.


The focus is on the formation of new businesses, innovative growth, and their impact on economic and social development.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To enable students to acquire information, knowledge and a critical understanding of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development and how they apply in practice in the world of business and other organisations.

  • To enable students to analyse the international business environment in different business contexts.

  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop strategic approaches in response to the case requirements.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Describe the principal theoretical approaches to small business and new venture creation, growth and maturity 

  2. Explain conceptual issues on entrepreneurship clearly and concisely.

  3. Evaluate and explain the relationship between different types of new ventures, as in new small firms, corporate entrepreneurship, new ventures within public and not-for-profit organisations.

  4. Work individually to create and manage new entrepreneurial firms.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Lectures; case studies; class exercises; group work; signposting to other resources and support.

The lectures will be developed around the key concepts as mentioned in the indicative module content and will use a range of live examples and cases from business practice to demonstrate the application of theoretical concepts.

Bibliography

  • Carter, Sara (Professor); Jones-Evans, Dylan. (2012) Enterprise and small business : principles, practice and policy, Harlow, England: Pearson.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Exam  Main exam: Remote, Open Book, 24hr during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: Remote, Open Book, 24hr during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Femi Olan, email: femi.olan@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Femi Olan
fo22531@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Ping Zheng
Canterbury Christ Church University
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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