BE244-7-SP-CO:
Creating and Growing a New Business Venture

The details
2019/20
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
08 November 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Module description

This module will enable students to acquire critical and transferable skills associated with the creation and growth of new business ventures. The module focuses on the development process, from start up to early stage growth of new ventures (new small businesses spin-offs from large firms, and especially innovative, technology-based firms).

The module covers essential processes associated with new venturing- opportunity identification, self-efficacy, ideas generation, bricolage and bootstrapping, developing business models, networking, marketing, financial, and behavioural aspects in different environments.

The module is practical in scope and character and is concerned with enabling students to critically examine and organise different forms of learning, skills development, and aspects of creating and managing new and entrepreneurial (especially technology-based)ventures.

Module aims

Acquire critical and transferable skills associated with the creation and growth of new business ventures. You focus on the development process from start up to early stage growth of new ventures, new small businesses spin offs from large firms, and especially innovative, technology-based firms. You study opportunity identification, self-efficacy, ideas generation, bricolage and bootstrapping, developing business models, networking, marketing, and finance.

Module learning outcomes

Acquire critical and transferable skills associated with the creation and growth of new business ventures. You focus on the development process from start up to early stage growth of new ventures, new small businesses spin offs from large firms, and especially innovative, technology-based firms. You study opportunity identification, self-efficacy, ideas generation, bricolage and bootstrapping, developing business models, networking, marketing, and finance.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The following learning and teaching methods will be used to inform the pedagogic structure of the module: * Lectures; * Seminars and experts sessions ; * Analysis and discussion of case studies; * Analysis and discussion of journal articles; * Class exercises including group work; * Short field visits where feasible * Other support.(external lectures and mentoring); * Self -study

Bibliography

  • Mitra, Jay. (2020) Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, London: Routledge.

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 Weighting
Coursework Individual Creative Action plan 50%
Coursework Group Project Report 25%
Coursework Individual Reflective Journal 25%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Jay Mitra
jmitra@essex.ac.uk ext 4859 EBS.3.11

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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