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The first intake for this course is Sept 2021/22.

Subject to validation. 

Our flexible, international BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship builds the skills you need to start and run your own business, as well as make your mark in the corporate world. 

The course combines study of entrepreneurial theory with practical learning and problem-solving through research-based modules. And it boosts your career chances with employers looking for new talent to lead breakthrough change and new initiatives. 

Our work-based approach will see you apply your new leadership and management knowledge to establishing and managing your own business. While between your second and final year, you’re encouraged to extend your horizons with an optional year out. This could be a work placement in an established business or start-up (depending on your pathway), or the chance to gain international experience studying abroad.  

The course is covered by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for Newcastle Business School. What’s more, when you study at Northumbria you’ll be part of a leading, business-focused university. We rank 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017) 

Most importantly of all, our students value the hands-on, practical ethos of this course – 100% said they had opportunities to apply what they had learnt (National Student Survey, 2018). 

 

The first intake for this course is Sept 2021/22.

Subject to validation. 

Our flexible, international BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship builds the skills you need to start and run your own business, as well as make your mark in the corporate world. 

The course combines study of entrepreneurial theory with practical learning and problem-solving through research-based modules. And it boosts your career chances with employers looking for new talent to lead breakthrough change and new initiatives. 

Our work-based approach will see you apply your new leadership and management knowledge to establishing and managing your own business. While between your second and final year, you’re encouraged to extend your horizons with an optional year out. This could be a work placement in an established business or start-up (depending on your pathway), or the chance to gain international experience studying abroad.  

The course is covered by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for Newcastle Business School. What’s more, when you study at Northumbria you’ll be part of a leading, business-focused university. We rank 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017) 

Most importantly of all, our students value the hands-on, practical ethos of this course – 100% said they had opportunities to apply what they had learnt (National Student Survey, 2018). 

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
N150

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 year sandwich

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

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Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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The course begins with a critical, evidence-based introduction to the ideas, examples and theories from the world of entrepreneurship, plus broader marketing studies. In year two and your final year, you’ll have the chance to focus your learning through modules including managing business, startups, creativity and innovation, plus learning key lessons from business failure. 

You’ll cover topics including recognising entrepreneurial opportunities, entrepreneurial management and digital enterprise. The course splits into two pathways in the second semester of Level 5. Pathway 1 is a general entrepreneurship course, with pathway 2 a student enterprise route focusing on business start-ups. 

You’ll learn through seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. To help you develop your independent learning skills, you’ll also complete directed tasks for every module – assignments you undertake in your own time.   

Assessments involve applying business principles to solve problems through business reports, presentations and portfolios. In the final year you’ll either write a dissertation or join a team consultancy project for a real-life client. If the optional year away isn’t for you though, you’ll need to complete the consultancy project to get real-world experience, rather than the dissertation. 

We back up all our teaching with well-designed support systems to help you get the most from your opportunities. And we make sure that we build extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, into the course. Throughout your studies, you’ll be able to discuss any academic or personal issues with your Personal Tutor. 

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the UK’s best business management education. We’re part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. 

Our staff have come to us from a range of backgrounds and now share their passion with students through specialisms including digital business, innovation and social enterprise. The School’s teaching team is always looking to explore new fields of knowledge and generate ground-breaking concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies were assessed as internationally excellent or world leading in the 2014 REF. 

At Newcastle Business School you’ll experience a first-class education in a world-class environment. From our social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. For example, the 24/7 university library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010. 

We’re also committed to helping you make the most of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by embedding it throughout the course. Tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists are there to help you efficiently and thoroughly prepare for seminars and independent research. Lecture capture software means you can revise previously lectured material online in your time, as well as at your speed.  

There are plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice through volunteering, internships and placements. This includes the Business Clinic that enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses. 

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Newcastle Business School delivers first class teaching in a world class environment.

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As a professional and international School, the Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve leadership, management and employability potential through business relevant, research engaged education.

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There’s a strong research ethos at Northumbria with a focus on helping you develop as a critical, reflective and independent thinker. Throughout the course, we take an enquiry-based, problem-solving approach, encouraging you to build research skills like information literacy, sampling, statistical reporting and surveying. In the final year you’ll undertake a significant investigatory task that can be either a dissertation or consultancy project.  

What’s more, your learning will be shaped directly by the teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects, as well as signature research themes that include digital business, strategic innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, and responsible business. Specific research areas include financial crime, corporate reporting, social entrepreneurship, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility. 

Making your career happen is at the heart of our approach – with every module designed to reinforce the transferable skills you’ll need in the workplace. We’ve also introduced dedicated modules on career-development skills: Professional Career Development and Entrepreneurial Management. 

Beyond the classroom, you’ll have opportunities to develop further career edge through practical experience and wider learning. In your second year, you can spend a semester studying abroad, or take an extra year before your final year studying elsewhere in the EU, or further afield such as the USA, Australia or China. There’s also our Business Clinic, offering you the chance to work with real clients to help solve their business challenges.  

Many graduates of the course have gone on to put their degree into practice by founding their own successful businesses – including premium tea and teaware brand Y-Tea, award-winning themed tour operator Lundgren Tours and film production company Filmit UK.  

But the entrepreneurial skills and acumen you’ll gain as part of the course aren’t simply beneficial for starting a business, they’re also highly sought after by employers – particularly for roles in consultancy, sales and marketing. So once you complete your studies, you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate training schemes and graduate roles, or begin building your own business. 

Should you wish to push your knowledge even further, the course also prepares you for postgraduate study – for example, on our MSc in Entrepreneurship. 

 

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC



Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF4038 -

Financial Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

The ‘Financial Decision Making’ module will provide you with the knowledge and numerical and problem solving skills that will greatly enhance your employability within any business environment. You will be able to assess the performance of businesses with regard to profitability, solvency, financial structure and working capital management by means of analysing and interpreting their financial statements. You will also be able to make decisions in relation to planning and control for a business as a whole, and evaluate individual projects by using investment appraisal techniques, taking into account risk and uncertainty.

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BM9403 -

Business Analysis for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

The module will equip you with skills to help you when dealing with analytical content in future study and employment, either work placement or graduate role, with an appropriate level of understanding and proficiency in some commonly used analytical business applications. The module will provide you with a theoretical understanding of various business modelling and data-handling applications supported through practical tutor-led workshops.

You will be assessed on your understanding and proficiency in data management, analysis and presentation using appropriate tools. The assessment will aim, wherever possible, to simulate “real-world” tasks and scenarios. You will therefore be required to work on a series of tasks over the course of the semester in preparation for the final assessment.

The data-handling and interpretative skills learned on this module are directly transferable to your further academic study and working life and are vital in a wide range of graduate roles. The skills and tools identified for use in the module are based upon research and collaboration with a variety of businesses. In line with this, and to deepen your understanding of the practical content of the module, you will also be expected to engage in additional reading to aid your understanding of the importance of the use of data modelling, analysis and interpretation in both business and academic settings, thereby engaging in research-led learning.

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HR9409 -

Preparing for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

HR9412 -

Business, Economy and Society (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

MK9414 -

Introduction to Marketing (Core,20 Credits)

Introduction to Marketing does exactly what it says on the tin. The module will lead you through basic principles and strategies used by marketers to research, design, produce, distribute, sell and manage products and services to satisfy a variety of target markets.
Employment opportunities within this discipline are very broad, suiting the needs of a wide variety of personality types and skills sets – introverts and extroverts; from logically focused analysts, thorough to researchers, creative designers, and strategic salesperson. You will develop both knowledge and the ability to apply principles of marketing to different types of organisations using a variety of marketing tools, and developing employability skills around teamwork, presentation delivery, research and the use of IT.

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SM9413 -

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

Entrepreneurs are critical to business and economic success but there are widely different academic approaches to understanding them, their behaviour and the factors that help them to thrive. This module introduces you to entrepreneurship through the key ideas, examples and theories in the field. You will look at local businesses as well as global success stories like Facebook, Amazon and LinkedIn. You will also analyse and engage with start-up businesses.

The module helps you understand, analyse and explain start-up businesses, their founders, their economic and social impact and the ways governments respond to innovation and enterprise. We will meet some fascinating people, some brilliant ideas and some challenges on the way.

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SM9537 -

Born Global Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

Some enterprises are ‘born global’ – they operate internationally from the start. Such companies stand out because of the way, speed and scale they gain presence, revenues and market share in several countries simultaneously. They differ not only in their strategic and operational ambition, but also in the way their founders learn, make decisions and use networks creating powerful alliances.

This module will help you gain knowledge and understanding of ‘born global’ firms, their key characteristics, how they are launched and developed. Using case studies, you will also learn about internationalization strategies and learning processes of born globals. You will use your learning to develop a launch plan for a born global startup in your chosen industry.

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SM9538 -

Business Research and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary academic skills and expertise to successfully address a research problem and, using this understanding, develop and use an actionable research proposal. The module serves as critical preparation for the final level (level 6). By undertaking this module, you will become aware of aspects of these skills which are transferable to business contexts and the purpose of research in a business context. You will be able to prepare an undergraduate research proposal based on the analysis of organisational issues and practices. The module will enable you to analyse, synthesise and criticise data effectively and equip you with advanced skills in academic and business writing, and oral communication skills.

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SM9539 -

Creativity and Innovation (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will help you develop your ability to harness innovation and creativity in your future careers. The module brings together a broad understanding of innovation and its importance to business and service development together with tools and techniques that can be used to create new ideas. You will learn through a combination of conventional lectures and seminars and more interactive group work to apply creative thinking to real world problems. Your work will also support the aim of developing entrepreneurial skills. As a result of attending this module you will be able to better work with others in creating new products and business concepts.

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SM9540 -

Entrepreneurial Management (Core,20 Credits)

The entrepreneur needs to have a broad overview of the business with an understanding of all the disciplines involved in management. This module provides an overview of key business disciplines and processes to provide a foundation for understanding the entrepreneurial business and developing new business ventures. The module includes strategic management, entrepreneurial finance, human resources, and business operations. Concepts will be introduced through lectures and further developed in seminars.

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SM9541 -

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (Core,20 Credits)

Entrepreneurial graduates who aspire to employment, new venture creation or self-employment need to be flexible and adaptable. This module will increase your capacity to think on your feet and be innovative in a global economic environment; it will develop your life-long learning skills and your self-efficacy - your belief in your ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task. In the context of increasing numbers of graduates and a shortfall in the number of graduate jobs available, the need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset has never been greater. In this module, you will develop self-awareness, and clarity regarding your motivations, values, ambition and goals; confidence, resilience, self-discipline and personal organisation, as well as your response to uncertainty, ambiguity, risk and failure together with an awareness of ethical, social and environmental issues. You will be encouraged and supported to go beyond your perceived limitations to achieve results.

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SM9542 -

International Digital Economy (Optional,20 Credits)

Technological change has fundamentally reshaped how businesses operate internationally. Digitally facilitated global value chains have emerged, reshaping where and how companies engage in manufacturing. And digital platforms have created unprecedented amounts of data, allowing tailored services and products to be delivered to consumers around the globe. But as a new international digital economy has emerged, creating many benefits, it has thrown into question how today’s international economy is managed, in terms of the data created but also where this data is stored and how analyses it.

Understanding how an international digital economy has emerged and exploring the challenges and opportunities that it creates for companies, consumers and governments, is the focus of this module. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and student-led activities. Through this module you will be exposed to models and frameworks that can be applied to the international digital economy. The knowledge gained will help you appreciate its scale, scope and impact, both within developed and developing markets.

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SM9543 -

Recognising Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Core,20 Credits)

Opportunities are all around us, waiting for the alert individual to recognise, develop and capitalise upon them. They may have an external existence that requires someone to perceive them, or exist as possibilities that need to be brought into the world through a creative process. Whilst they are a critical component in the entrepreneurial process they can be elusive and hard to locate in time, space and place.

Taking a research enquiry based approach, this module will support you as you develop the skills required to generate and assess entrepreneurial opportunities. Within a workshop format (supported by challenges and seminars / webinars) you will explore different approaches to generating opportunities and explore how to evaluate them. For your assessment you will produce a video pitch on an identified opportunity and critically assess the opportunities identified by others.

This will be a stimulating, at times chaotic, and always interesting module that will sharpen critical entrepreneurial skills and allow you to identify what good opportunities look like.

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SM9544 -

Social Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to the traditional social cause ventures as well as the new social enterprise economy. You will gain a conceptual understanding of the intellectual debates and research in the field as well as an understanding of the enormous range of social enterprise action globally today. You will develop an insight into the motivations of people behind social ventures and the practical challenges of social enterprise management, performance measures and impact sustainability. It also opens a choice for employability in the third sector or in the media relating to the third sector.

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SM9545 -

Student Enterprise: Developing a Venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Developing your Venture to enable to you to develop your own venture and use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging in sales and marketing can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial capabilities as well developing and sustaining your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of developing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

Student Enterprise: Developing your venture is the start of Pathway 2 on the BA Entrepreneurship which will enable you to start your journey in your entrepreneurial career.

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ML5029 -

Placement Abroad (assistantship) (Optional,120 Credits)

You will focus on experiential learning to enable you to develop your linguistic and employability skills whilst immersed in the culture of the host country as an integral part of this module. The placement abroad provides you with the opportunity to develop your oral and written communicative competence in French or Spanish. Living and studying or working abroad will enable you to further develop your understanding of the business, economic, political, social and cultural environment of a French or Spanish-speaking country.

The module aims to enable you to apply your linguistic competences (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a working environment. You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical and syntactical structures of the French or Spanish language appropriate to the business and social environment of a wide variety of sectors and disciplines. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and skills to increasingly complex situations as well as develop as an autonomous learner.

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NX9525 -

Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University.

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NX9526 -

Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 120 UK credits.

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. At the end of the module you will have adapted to and appreciated a different cultural and learning environment and developed ability. You will have developed your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as a result of your learning in an international environment.

This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Study Abroad Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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NX9528 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester long work placement. The placement consists of a period of full time work experience in a host organisation equivalent to a full semester of study which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University. Combining this with the study abroad semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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NX9529 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University. Combining this with the work placement semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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SM9637 -

Business Failure (Optional,20 Credits)

Becoming a successful entrepreneur, launching and growing businesses usually involves significant experimentation. This means many business ideas would disappoint, come to nothing, or fail, with only a few turning into commercial winners. Understanding business failure, stigma which comes with it, and knowing how to communicate and deal with it, is an essential skill of any entrepreneur. In highly volatile and unpredictable world of today, where business closure occurs not only as part of experimentation, but also as a result of unexpected global events, understanding business failure and responsible closure is rapidly becoming a rather important and valuable skill.

This module will help you understand business failure through innovative research-led content, case studies and by hearing from experienced entrepreneurs. You will gain skills and tools to spot the early signs of failure, to understand your legal, social and moral responsibilities as business owner, and to learn how to powerfully reflect on lessons for the future.

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SM9638 -

Business start up (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed this module to prepare you to develop your own venture and use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging in sales and marketing can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial capabilities as well developing and sustaining your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of developing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

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SM9639 -

Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

This module offers an opportunity to develop an understanding of and interest in contemporary issues in entrepreneurship. The word “entrepreneurship” has evolved over recent years and the term now covers a diverse range of social and economic actors, processes and situations. Entrepreneurship as an academic domain has exploded in diverse ways. This module aims to introduce students to some of the key themes of contemporary entrepreneurship research. The content will be flexible in order to showcase the current, leading-edge research interests of faculty and will have three broad themes: Entrepreneurial performance and growth, Entrepreneurial actors and Entrepreneurial frameworks.

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SM9640 -

Digital Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

Digital dominates today’s economy. Over the last two decades new companies have emerged to provide a series of services that we all rely on, while existing businesses have used the growth of the Internet to reinvent themselves. Understanding how this vibrant and dynamic online economy has emerged, and identifying its key drivers and characteristics, is the focus of this module.

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and student-led activities. Through this module you will be exposed to theoretical models that can be applied to the digital entrepreneurship and its socio-economic impact. The knowledge gained will help you appreciate the scale, scope and impact of digital entrepreneurship, both within the UK as well as internationally.

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SM9641 -

Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)

This module provides you with the opportunity to examine, in depth, a business-management challenge of direct interest and/or that vexes you within your work or social life. Following initial weekly lectures and seminar-workshops, which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research, you will work with a supervisor to identify a suitable research area, to generate empirical (primary) or secondary data, to analyse this data and to draw theoretically informed conclusions.

The module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking your individual student-led, ethical investigation, while alongside, it also aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.

You will be assessed through two tasks: the development of an initial research proposal and the submission of a final dissertation.

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SM9642 -

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Policy (Optional,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SM9643 -

Family Business Studies (Optional,20 Credits)

Family businesses make up over three quarters of all in business in most countries of the world. They make significant contributions to economies, GDP, employment and supply/value chains. Family firms can small and localised such as Thomas Swan or Fenwicks or large multinationals such as Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Haribo. Others such as Greggs Ltd, have transitioned from family business to public trading company. This course will enable students to understand how family business evolve and develop over time. This module provides analysis of, and insights into, the behaviours and dynamics of family business and examines how they interact with, and contribute to, regional, national and global economies. Students will explore the dynamic processes which enable family firms to survive in the face of increasing competition. Moreover, the course will demonstrate how family business owner-managers develop strategies which enable firms to grow, diversify, internationalise and innovate.

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SM9644 -

Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)

The Management Enquiry module aims to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate an authentic engagement with managers and/or professionals within your discipline, and to integrate the knowledge developed during your programme of study to explore theory in practice. Your learning on this module is experiential and problem-based, with a focus upon you discovering, probing, questioning and critically reflecting upon practice-based issues.

You will meet and discuss with a manager/professional within your discipline to scope an initial problem or issue that you will then explore. You will review this issue/problem, examining the depth of pre-existing academic knowledge. You will then undertake the collection/generation of primary or secondary data to probe and investigate this issue/problem more widely. Having analysed your data, you will feed-back to the participants of the Enquiry (usually the manager and/or participants) your key findings to provide clear prioritised, well-justified, practical and actionable recommendations for change/enhancement/improvement to existing practice to inform workplace decision-making.

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SM9645 -

Student Enterprise: Growing a venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Growing your Venture to enable to you to grow your venture and continue to use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging with business planning, reporting and forecasting can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial effectiveness as well growing your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of growing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

Student Enterprise: Growing your venture is the second module of Pathway 2 on the BA Entrepreneurship which will enable you to become more effective in your entrepreneurial career.

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SM9646 -

Student Enterprise: Sustaining a Venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Sustaining your Venture to enable you to explore your options for life after graduation. The module will enable to you to explore what it takes for you to progress your venture and assess if this is a viable option for you to continue with your venture post-graduation. The module is designed to ensure that whatever the outcome of this decision-making process you have the necessary skills for an entrepreneurial career whether that be working for yourself or applying your entrepreneurial mindset within an organisation.

Through the action learning sets you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of planning for the future. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up and career development.

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SM9647 -

Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)

The Undergraduate Consultancy Project is innovative; the aim of the module is to provide an understanding of consultancy from the perspective of both the client and the consultant. The students will be working very closely with an external organisation on a real "live" project in order to develop the skills needed to perform the consultancy task. The associated specific aim(s), objectives and learning outcomes will be unique to each firm.

The groups of participants will meet and discuss with external organisation regarding their business model and the needs of the project in order to successfully plan and implement the live consultancy project. The groups will then produce a project plan clearly stating aims and the objectives, whilst identifying the suitable methodologies and timescales. The final project will have to be agreed with the academic supervisor and external organisation. Working closely the firms will structure and shape the project using the appropriate tools and techniques to solve the challenges of the live project. The firms will then present their implementation plan with recommendations to the external organisation.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AF4038 -

Financial Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

The ‘Financial Decision Making’ module will provide you with the knowledge and numerical and problem solving skills that will greatly enhance your employability within any business environment. You will be able to assess the performance of businesses with regard to profitability, solvency, financial structure and working capital management by means of analysing and interpreting their financial statements. You will also be able to make decisions in relation to planning and control for a business as a whole, and evaluate individual projects by using investment appraisal techniques, taking into account risk and uncertainty.

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BM9403 -

Business Analysis for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)

The module will equip you with skills to help you when dealing with analytical content in future study and employment, either work placement or graduate role, with an appropriate level of understanding and proficiency in some commonly used analytical business applications. The module will provide you with a theoretical understanding of various business modelling and data-handling applications supported through practical tutor-led workshops.

You will be assessed on your understanding and proficiency in data management, analysis and presentation using appropriate tools. The assessment will aim, wherever possible, to simulate “real-world” tasks and scenarios. You will therefore be required to work on a series of tasks over the course of the semester in preparation for the final assessment.

The data-handling and interpretative skills learned on this module are directly transferable to your further academic study and working life and are vital in a wide range of graduate roles. The skills and tools identified for use in the module are based upon research and collaboration with a variety of businesses. In line with this, and to deepen your understanding of the practical content of the module, you will also be expected to engage in additional reading to aid your understanding of the importance of the use of data modelling, analysis and interpretation in both business and academic settings, thereby engaging in research-led learning.

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HR9409 -

Preparing for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

HR9412 -

Business, Economy and Society (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

MK9414 -

Introduction to Marketing (Core,20 Credits)

Introduction to Marketing does exactly what it says on the tin. The module will lead you through basic principles and strategies used by marketers to research, design, produce, distribute, sell and manage products and services to satisfy a variety of target markets.
Employment opportunities within this discipline are very broad, suiting the needs of a wide variety of personality types and skills sets – introverts and extroverts; from logically focused analysts, thorough to researchers, creative designers, and strategic salesperson. You will develop both knowledge and the ability to apply principles of marketing to different types of organisations using a variety of marketing tools, and developing employability skills around teamwork, presentation delivery, research and the use of IT.

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SM9413 -

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

Entrepreneurs are critical to business and economic success but there are widely different academic approaches to understanding them, their behaviour and the factors that help them to thrive. This module introduces you to entrepreneurship through the key ideas, examples and theories in the field. You will look at local businesses as well as global success stories like Facebook, Amazon and LinkedIn. You will also analyse and engage with start-up businesses.

The module helps you understand, analyse and explain start-up businesses, their founders, their economic and social impact and the ways governments respond to innovation and enterprise. We will meet some fascinating people, some brilliant ideas and some challenges on the way.

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SM9537 -

Born Global Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

Some enterprises are ‘born global’ – they operate internationally from the start. Such companies stand out because of the way, speed and scale they gain presence, revenues and market share in several countries simultaneously. They differ not only in their strategic and operational ambition, but also in the way their founders learn, make decisions and use networks creating powerful alliances.

This module will help you gain knowledge and understanding of ‘born global’ firms, their key characteristics, how they are launched and developed. Using case studies, you will also learn about internationalization strategies and learning processes of born globals. You will use your learning to develop a launch plan for a born global startup in your chosen industry.

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SM9538 -

Business Research and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary academic skills and expertise to successfully address a research problem and, using this understanding, develop and use an actionable research proposal. The module serves as critical preparation for the final level (level 6). By undertaking this module, you will become aware of aspects of these skills which are transferable to business contexts and the purpose of research in a business context. You will be able to prepare an undergraduate research proposal based on the analysis of organisational issues and practices. The module will enable you to analyse, synthesise and criticise data effectively and equip you with advanced skills in academic and business writing, and oral communication skills.

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SM9539 -

Creativity and Innovation (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will help you develop your ability to harness innovation and creativity in your future careers. The module brings together a broad understanding of innovation and its importance to business and service development together with tools and techniques that can be used to create new ideas. You will learn through a combination of conventional lectures and seminars and more interactive group work to apply creative thinking to real world problems. Your work will also support the aim of developing entrepreneurial skills. As a result of attending this module you will be able to better work with others in creating new products and business concepts.

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SM9540 -

Entrepreneurial Management (Core,20 Credits)

The entrepreneur needs to have a broad overview of the business with an understanding of all the disciplines involved in management. This module provides an overview of key business disciplines and processes to provide a foundation for understanding the entrepreneurial business and developing new business ventures. The module includes strategic management, entrepreneurial finance, human resources, and business operations. Concepts will be introduced through lectures and further developed in seminars.

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SM9541 -

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (Core,20 Credits)

Entrepreneurial graduates who aspire to employment, new venture creation or self-employment need to be flexible and adaptable. This module will increase your capacity to think on your feet and be innovative in a global economic environment; it will develop your life-long learning skills and your self-efficacy - your belief in your ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task. In the context of increasing numbers of graduates and a shortfall in the number of graduate jobs available, the need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset has never been greater. In this module, you will develop self-awareness, and clarity regarding your motivations, values, ambition and goals; confidence, resilience, self-discipline and personal organisation, as well as your response to uncertainty, ambiguity, risk and failure together with an awareness of ethical, social and environmental issues. You will be encouraged and supported to go beyond your perceived limitations to achieve results.

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SM9542 -

International Digital Economy (Optional,20 Credits)

Technological change has fundamentally reshaped how businesses operate internationally. Digitally facilitated global value chains have emerged, reshaping where and how companies engage in manufacturing. And digital platforms have created unprecedented amounts of data, allowing tailored services and products to be delivered to consumers around the globe. But as a new international digital economy has emerged, creating many benefits, it has thrown into question how today’s international economy is managed, in terms of the data created but also where this data is stored and how analyses it.

Understanding how an international digital economy has emerged and exploring the challenges and opportunities that it creates for companies, consumers and governments, is the focus of this module. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and student-led activities. Through this module you will be exposed to models and frameworks that can be applied to the international digital economy. The knowledge gained will help you appreciate its scale, scope and impact, both within developed and developing markets.

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SM9543 -

Recognising Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Core,20 Credits)

Opportunities are all around us, waiting for the alert individual to recognise, develop and capitalise upon them. They may have an external existence that requires someone to perceive them, or exist as possibilities that need to be brought into the world through a creative process. Whilst they are a critical component in the entrepreneurial process they can be elusive and hard to locate in time, space and place.

Taking a research enquiry based approach, this module will support you as you develop the skills required to generate and assess entrepreneurial opportunities. Within a workshop format (supported by challenges and seminars / webinars) you will explore different approaches to generating opportunities and explore how to evaluate them. For your assessment you will produce a video pitch on an identified opportunity and critically assess the opportunities identified by others.

This will be a stimulating, at times chaotic, and always interesting module that will sharpen critical entrepreneurial skills and allow you to identify what good opportunities look like.

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SM9544 -

Social Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to the traditional social cause ventures as well as the new social enterprise economy. You will gain a conceptual understanding of the intellectual debates and research in the field as well as an understanding of the enormous range of social enterprise action globally today. You will develop an insight into the motivations of people behind social ventures and the practical challenges of social enterprise management, performance measures and impact sustainability. It also opens a choice for employability in the third sector or in the media relating to the third sector.

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SM9545 -

Student Enterprise: Developing a Venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Developing your Venture to enable to you to develop your own venture and use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging in sales and marketing can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial capabilities as well developing and sustaining your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of developing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

Student Enterprise: Developing your venture is the start of Pathway 2 on the BA Entrepreneurship which will enable you to start your journey in your entrepreneurial career.

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ML5029 -

Placement Abroad (assistantship) (Optional,120 Credits)

You will focus on experiential learning to enable you to develop your linguistic and employability skills whilst immersed in the culture of the host country as an integral part of this module. The placement abroad provides you with the opportunity to develop your oral and written communicative competence in French or Spanish. Living and studying or working abroad will enable you to further develop your understanding of the business, economic, political, social and cultural environment of a French or Spanish-speaking country.

The module aims to enable you to apply your linguistic competences (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a working environment. You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical and syntactical structures of the French or Spanish language appropriate to the business and social environment of a wide variety of sectors and disciplines. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and skills to increasingly complex situations as well as develop as an autonomous learner.

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NX9525 -

Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University.

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NX9526 -

Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 120 UK credits.

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. At the end of the module you will have adapted to and appreciated a different cultural and learning environment and developed ability. You will have developed your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as a result of your learning in an international environment.

This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Study Abroad Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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NX9528 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester long work placement. The placement consists of a period of full time work experience in a host organisation equivalent to a full semester of study which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University. Combining this with the study abroad semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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NX9529 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University. Combining this with the work placement semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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SM9637 -

Business Failure (Optional,20 Credits)

Becoming a successful entrepreneur, launching and growing businesses usually involves significant experimentation. This means many business ideas would disappoint, come to nothing, or fail, with only a few turning into commercial winners. Understanding business failure, stigma which comes with it, and knowing how to communicate and deal with it, is an essential skill of any entrepreneur. In highly volatile and unpredictable world of today, where business closure occurs not only as part of experimentation, but also as a result of unexpected global events, understanding business failure and responsible closure is rapidly becoming a rather important and valuable skill.

This module will help you understand business failure through innovative research-led content, case studies and by hearing from experienced entrepreneurs. You will gain skills and tools to spot the early signs of failure, to understand your legal, social and moral responsibilities as business owner, and to learn how to powerfully reflect on lessons for the future.

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SM9638 -

Business start up (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed this module to prepare you to develop your own venture and use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging in sales and marketing can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial capabilities as well developing and sustaining your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of developing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

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SM9639 -

Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

This module offers an opportunity to develop an understanding of and interest in contemporary issues in entrepreneurship. The word “entrepreneurship” has evolved over recent years and the term now covers a diverse range of social and economic actors, processes and situations. Entrepreneurship as an academic domain has exploded in diverse ways. This module aims to introduce students to some of the key themes of contemporary entrepreneurship research. The content will be flexible in order to showcase the current, leading-edge research interests of faculty and will have three broad themes: Entrepreneurial performance and growth, Entrepreneurial actors and Entrepreneurial frameworks.

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SM9640 -

Digital Entrepreneurship (Core,20 Credits)

Digital dominates today’s economy. Over the last two decades new companies have emerged to provide a series of services that we all rely on, while existing businesses have used the growth of the Internet to reinvent themselves. Understanding how this vibrant and dynamic online economy has emerged, and identifying its key drivers and characteristics, is the focus of this module.

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and student-led activities. Through this module you will be exposed to theoretical models that can be applied to the digital entrepreneurship and its socio-economic impact. The knowledge gained will help you appreciate the scale, scope and impact of digital entrepreneurship, both within the UK as well as internationally.

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SM9641 -

Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)

This module provides you with the opportunity to examine, in depth, a business-management challenge of direct interest and/or that vexes you within your work or social life. Following initial weekly lectures and seminar-workshops, which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research, you will work with a supervisor to identify a suitable research area, to generate empirical (primary) or secondary data, to analyse this data and to draw theoretically informed conclusions.

The module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking your individual student-led, ethical investigation, while alongside, it also aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.

You will be assessed through two tasks: the development of an initial research proposal and the submission of a final dissertation.

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SM9642 -

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Policy (Optional,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SM9643 -

Family Business Studies (Optional,20 Credits)

Family businesses make up over three quarters of all in business in most countries of the world. They make significant contributions to economies, GDP, employment and supply/value chains. Family firms can small and localised such as Thomas Swan or Fenwicks or large multinationals such as Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Haribo. Others such as Greggs Ltd, have transitioned from family business to public trading company. This course will enable students to understand how family business evolve and develop over time. This module provides analysis of, and insights into, the behaviours and dynamics of family business and examines how they interact with, and contribute to, regional, national and global economies. Students will explore the dynamic processes which enable family firms to survive in the face of increasing competition. Moreover, the course will demonstrate how family business owner-managers develop strategies which enable firms to grow, diversify, internationalise and innovate.

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SM9644 -

Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)

The Management Enquiry module aims to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate an authentic engagement with managers and/or professionals within your discipline, and to integrate the knowledge developed during your programme of study to explore theory in practice. Your learning on this module is experiential and problem-based, with a focus upon you discovering, probing, questioning and critically reflecting upon practice-based issues.

You will meet and discuss with a manager/professional within your discipline to scope an initial problem or issue that you will then explore. You will review this issue/problem, examining the depth of pre-existing academic knowledge. You will then undertake the collection/generation of primary or secondary data to probe and investigate this issue/problem more widely. Having analysed your data, you will feed-back to the participants of the Enquiry (usually the manager and/or participants) your key findings to provide clear prioritised, well-justified, practical and actionable recommendations for change/enhancement/improvement to existing practice to inform workplace decision-making.

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SM9645 -

Student Enterprise: Growing a venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Growing your Venture to enable to you to grow your venture and continue to use it as a practical application for your entrepreneurial learning. The module will focus on how engaging with business planning, reporting and forecasting can provide opportunities for you to develop your own entrepreneurial effectiveness as well growing your venture.

Through the action learning set you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of growing a venture and becoming an entrepreneur. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up.

Student Enterprise: Growing your venture is the second module of Pathway 2 on the BA Entrepreneurship which will enable you to become more effective in your entrepreneurial career.

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SM9646 -

Student Enterprise: Sustaining a Venture (Optional,20 Credits)

We have designed Student Enterprise: Sustaining your Venture to enable you to explore your options for life after graduation. The module will enable to you to explore what it takes for you to progress your venture and assess if this is a viable option for you to continue with your venture post-graduation. The module is designed to ensure that whatever the outcome of this decision-making process you have the necessary skills for an entrepreneurial career whether that be working for yourself or applying your entrepreneurial mindset within an organisation.

Through the action learning sets you and your peers will work together on the challenges and complexities of planning for the future. Using this method of learning allows you to direct and tailor your learning to enable a more transformative experience. Through this transformative experience you will be supported through specialist support from academic staff who have experience is business start-up and career development.

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SM9647 -

Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)

The Undergraduate Consultancy Project is innovative; the aim of the module is to provide an understanding of consultancy from the perspective of both the client and the consultant. The students will be working very closely with an external organisation on a real "live" project in order to develop the skills needed to perform the consultancy task. The associated specific aim(s), objectives and learning outcomes will be unique to each firm.

The groups of participants will meet and discuss with external organisation regarding their business model and the needs of the project in order to successfully plan and implement the live consultancy project. The groups will then produce a project plan clearly stating aims and the objectives, whilst identifying the suitable methodologies and timescales. The final project will have to be agreed with the academic supervisor and external organisation. Working closely the firms will structure and shape the project using the appropriate tools and techniques to solve the challenges of the live project. The firms will then present their implementation plan with recommendations to the external organisation.

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