Understanding entrepreneurship in a Global Context module (BU52041)

Small businesses and entrepreneurs have an important role in society, learn about their contribution to the economy and ethical issues.

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What is an entrepreneur and what does entrepreneurship mean? Learn about these terms and how the power of entrepreneurial behaviour can be benefit a range of economic, social and behavioural problems and opportunities. This module will give you a thorough understanding of the approaches, processes, and theories of entrepreneurship.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • understand the defining characteristics and qualities that distinguish entrepreneurs from others
  • gain insights into the motivations and inspirations that drive individuals to pursue an entrepreneurial path
  • explore the captivating stories of renowned entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences
  • examine the dynamics of family firms and the unique challenges they face
  • recognize the vital role of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in driving economic growth and innovation
  • appreciate the broader implications of an entrepreneurial culture on job creation, wealth generation, and regional development

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

  • recognize opportunities and leverage your creative potential to identify gaps in the market
  • apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to evaluate entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities
  • understand the impact of innovation and creativity within established organizations
  • analyse the interplay between business and personal dynamics in entrepreneurial ventures
  • evaluate the factors that contribute to entrepreneurial success and navigate through challenges
  • develop essential traits and skills for effective entrepreneurship, including leadership capabilities

Assignments / assessment

Essay 1 (40%)

  • 1500 words
  • Due mid semester

Essay 2 (60%)

  • 2000 words
  • Due end semester

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

You should expect two hours of classes each week plus additional time for self study with 9 or 10 weeks of teaching starting from the 2nd week of the semester.

You will learn by a combination of lectures, group discussions and guest lectures. Case studies are explored to help you to apply knowledge in practice, extend thinking in various situations, identify problems and provide solutions. and to provide you, through practice, with information about entrepreneurship on a global level.


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