ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Code ULMS252
Coordinator Dr DC Heywood
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
D.Heywood@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT; ACFI151 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT; ULMS101 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS I; ULMS102 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS II 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      12

6

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Group video diary Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 3 minutes Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty app  3 minutes    50       
Assessment 2: Individual Employability Skills Essay Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1500 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL pena  -1500 words    50       

Aims

The aims of the module are to:
provide experience of the nature of entrepreneurship
outline the role of entrepreneurship for the individual, enterprise and community
provide knowledge of emerging issues in the entrepreneurial environment
demonstrate why innovation is key to differentiating small business start-ups
embed ethics in business as fundamental to a fairer entrepreneurial future
encourage an entrepreneurial identity in both self-employment and employee activities


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to develop the competences associated with entrepreneurship.

(LO2) Students will be able todevelop an appreciation of thedevelop an appreciation of thenumerous forms of entrepreneurship.

(LO3) Students will be able to develop skills in recognising opportunities and maximising their potential.

(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate the link between entrepreneurship, innovation and business creation.

(LO5) Students will be able to appreciate the necessity of ethical business operations in entrepreneurship.

(LO6) Students will be able to understand how social value is an important aspect of entrepreneurship

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Numeracy

(S4) Commercial awareness

(S5) Teamwork

(S6) Organisational skills

(S7) Communication skills

(S8) IT skills

(S9) International awareness

(S10) Lifelong learning skills

(S11) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method – Online asynchronous Learning material
Description: Interactive learning with the objective of promoting critical thinking skills and progressive learning development.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: Some lectures are highly practical whereas others are more conceptual and theoretical in content and activity expectations. Details are provided in the lecture plan provided in the module handbook.

Teaching Method: Synchronous Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method - Seminar
Description: Seminars are delivered by academic teaching staff. Each student group business has a dedicated student group of mentors assigned to them. During tutorials they discuss in depth the business ideas and practicalities of reaching successful goals.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method - G roup study
Description: Timetabled sessions for students to discuss the development of their businesses
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: 10 weeks of operating their business requiring extensive self directed learning and development Costs Information:
Students are asked to contribute £10 towards the start-up costs of their business. This money can be recouped from any profits made.

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:
MKIB301
ULMS352
ULMS360

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Encouraged through business practice
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary and Individual Employability Skills Framework

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if ap plicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Trading exercise
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary and Individual Employability Skills Framework

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Groupwork Tasks
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary

Skills / attributes: Numeracy
How this is developed: Group Business Plan
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group video diary

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: Throughout the entirety of the module
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Introduction to module
Business start-up lecture
Entrepreneurial identity
Entrepreneurial learning
Enterprise and employability skills journal
Ethics and Social Value
There will be an Exhibition which will enable students to promote the businesses they have developed to each other.


Recommended Texts

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