Module Identifier MM32220  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Nerys Fuller-Love  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mrs Victoria E Rose-Piper  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   In groups by arrangement  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment Business Plan - 20 pages maximum20%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours  80%
Supplementary Assessment Previous assessment carried forward20%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the problems of establishing and running a small business. It also attempts to indicate the importance of the small business sector in the economy and looks at government initiatives designed to support entrepreneurship. The module also looks at the skills necessary to run a small business including HR management and marketing, as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur. Sources of finance including bank lending and venture captial are introduced.


The course will consist of one two-hour lecture per week covering the following topics:

The economic context of small business
Theories of entrepreneurship
Raising finance for a small business
Marketing in the small firm
The entrepreneur as a manager
The role of government and small business in the UK
Establishment, growth and failure

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Barrow, C and Brown R Principles of Small Business Thomson Business Press
Burns, P Entrepreneurship and Small Business Palgrave
Butler, D Business Planning: A Guide to Business Start-up Butterworth Heineman
Deakins, D and Feel, M Entrepreneurship and Small Firms McGraw Hill
** Supplementary Text
Barrow, Colin. Principles of small business / International Thomson business Press, 1861521898


This module is at CQFW Level 6