Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details
|Assessment length / details
|Attendance and Participation
|Draft Business Plan
|Dragon's Den Presentation
|Retake or resit failed components
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the entrepreneurship process
2. Understand the development of a business plan and apply this to their own research area.
3. Demonstrate communication skills, in writing and in other, to translate complex research ideas to a more general audience, (eg potential funders in this case).
This module will equip PGR students with knowledge about entrepreneurship, most likely related to their own research project. The module will develop a set of generic skills (eg. proposal writing) and apply these to entrepreneurship developments. The module covers theory and practical aspects.
This module is part of the Vitae identified generic research training provision for PGR students. Vitae (vitae.ac.uk) is supporting the professional development of researchers, and closely linked to RCUK. Part of Vitae’s recommendation is to develop Entrepreneurship for PGR students, and this module is providing such training.
The module will look at:
• Ideas Generation for a new business or social enterprise
• Business Planning
• Financial Forecasting and Financial Control
• Market Research
• Marketing and selling of products and services
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Business Types
• Attitude towards Risk
• Attributes of Entrepreneurs
• Funding a start-up business
• Start-up support from the University (and beyond)
|Application of Number
|Financial Forecasts and reports as part of Business Planning – Cashflows/P&L/Balance sheets
|Written communication – Business Plan Verbal, Presentation Skills
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Use of IT in researching markets; producing plan and presenting
|Personal Development and Career planning
|This module can be used to develop a student’s real business idea
|The module offers students the opportunity to develop a plan for a new business venture…..thinking through the logistics of setting up a new business or social enterprise
|Market Research – customers, competitor analysis, suppliers
|Subject Specific Skills
|Raising start-up finance, pitching an idea, writing a business plan, etc.
|Students have the opportunity of undertaking the planning and presentation in teams, or individually
This module is at CQFW Level 7