SM9630 - Entrepreneurial Leadership

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What will I learn on this module?

This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to explore innovation, new venturing and enterprise creation through the lens of entrepreneurial leadership. You will have the opportunity to experience an enterprising project which will allow you to develop and demonstrate your skills in innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.

The module is delivered in weekly lectures and weekly practical sessions which include workshops, seminars, action learning set, and practical creative labs to support the creation of a student led Entrepreneurial Leadership Project.

Within this, you will cover 6 topics;

• Creativity and Design for Innovation
• Future Search
• Making a Difference
• Connectivity
• Managing Innovation
• Entrepreneurial Leadership and Identity

The module will support you in the development of your entrepreneurial effectiveness through the identification of an opportunity for venture creation. Consequently you will be exposed to the nature of creativity and its role in innovation and enterprise, and how to use it to support you in developing strategies to identify the driving force of change, idea generation and envisioning the future.

Through venture creation you will develop an awareness of collaborative behaviours and how to build professional networks. You will also be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of team dynamics and entrepreneurial leadership while also having the opportunity to put the theory into practice.

On completion of this module you be able to use knowledge of effectuating enterprise development models to generate new solutions related of entrepreneurship, venture creation and leadership and understand how it is informed by theory and research.

How will I learn on this module?

This module comprises a number of different learning formats.

The one hour lectures provides you with a theoretical underpinning of the module content which is supported by the e-learning materials available to you through the virtual learning environment. Alongside the lecture will be practical sessions delivering IT-based workshops, seminars, action learning set, and practical creative labs. These will facilitate individual enquiry, idea generation while at the same time providing opportunities for collaboration that allow you to develop, test and plan your business models. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of practical analytical exercises to build up skills and expertise in actual entrepreneurial leadership.

Your directed study will support the work you have undertaken in the contact sessions, in particular testing and developing the venture creation project through experiential and enquiry based learning. You will develop innovative solutions using new analytical and problem solving skills.

Independent learning time is set aside for learning activities in particular the development of a deeper understanding of the subject knowledge through reading and practical activities.

Technology enabled learning will be through the use of tools related to the understanding and engagement with social media platforms.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported by a team of academic staff who will be leading and providing guidance through lectures and practical sessions.

Your module is supported by a virtual learning environment which will provide you with lecture and materials alongside videos and other electronic support facilities.

You will be provided with an electronic reading list which comprises a number of key academic text, journal articles and published reports which support the development of your knowledge on this module.

The module includes the opportunity to gain formative feedback on your progress and skills development throughout the module to support your summative assessment of a portfolio and presentation.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• Identify and critically articulate future scenarios relevant to opportunities for innovation and venture creation. (MLO1)

• Understand and critically assess the role of design, innovation and creativity in new business creation to achieve sustainable solutions. (MLO2)

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• Demonstrate and evidence the key skills and attributes for entrepreneurial effectiveness, including collaboration and entrepreneurial leadership. (MLO3)

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• Demonstrate and critically assess an ethical and culturally aware approach to responsible business. (MLO4)

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment
Students will be given formative feedback through effectuation studio critiques.

This will provide you with the opportunity to receive feedback on your portfolio and presentation skills

Summative assessment
This module will be assessed on:

The submission of a 1500 word portfolio of reflective work and a portfolio of evidence across the module - 60%

A single presentation and report of the Entrepreneurial Project - 40%

Both items of assessment address MLO1, MLO2, MLO3 and MLO4.





Module abstract

In a fast changing and highly competitive world all organisations need creative, enterprising and entrepreneurial people. Understanding how to navigate this highly complex environment and see the opportunities for innovation and new ventures it provides is a key skill in an increasingly competitive graduate labour market.

This module provides a research-rich environment for you to understand the theoretical underpinnings of creativity, innovation and new venture leadership and allows you to apply this knowledge to a practical venture creation.

To enable you to navigate this and future competitive scenarios the module support s your understanding of collaboration, team dynamics and entrepreneurial leadership, through theory. Crucially it also allows you to gain practical experience of working in teams, leading a team and developing your professional networks through guest speaker lectures and visits to entrepreneurial ventures.

Course info

UCAS Code N1S2

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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