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 and Innovation
Code MGTK726
Coordinator Dr DA Higgins
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

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


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           6



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126


EXAM Duration Timing
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Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Portfolio of evidence Reassessment Opportunity: 1000-word individual reflective report on personal learning from the module. Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous As    20       
Group presentation Reassessment Opportunity: individual 500-word report based upon the student's learning experience during the module. Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies An  15    20       
Individual reflexive essay Reassessment Opportunity: 3000-word individual report based on a critical analysis and evaluation of the student's learning experience on the module. Penalty for Late     60       


The module aims to:

Introduce entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, and the means by which this understanding relates to the practical processes of new venture creation (including social enterprise);

Enable students to investigate the function of entrepreneurship as a key driver in global and international industries;

Introduce students to the key aspects of the process of new venture creation – including the creative process at the ‘ideas’ stage, and the entrepreneurially distinct requirements;

Confront students with the enterprise skills and outlooks/aptitudes associated with starting up and running a new venture.

Learning Outcomes

(LE1) Internationally aware.
Students will explore the development and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation across different national and cultural values, contexts and frameworks.

(LE2) A leader.
Students will reflect on the relationship between different aspects of management practice, and on the implications of such beliefs for their managerial awareness.

(LE3) Commercially aware.
Students will develop an understanding of the commercial nature of management and organisational practice and how this underpins decision making.

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts, theories and models that underpin entrepreneurship and new business start-up in different international contexts.

(LO2) Students will be able to understand the skills and aptitudes associated with entrepreneurship and the new venture creation process.

(LO3) Students will be able to understand the critical aspects of starting and operating a business, including the role of business functions and their interrelationships in the process of new business start-up.

(LO4) Students will be able to explore various notions of intra / entrepreneurship and their value to the creative economy through academic and reflective analysis.

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge of the key issues in entrepreneurship and enterprise innovation, and issues related to leveraging ideas and intellectual property.

(LO6) Students will be able to critically apply frameworks and methodologies to analyse opportunities for Entrepreneurship and innovation.

(LO7) Students will be able to develop solutions to opportunities using processes and tools used by leading edge entrepreneurs and innovative companies, and evaluate such solutions using appropriate methods.

(LO8) Students will be able to reflect self-critically on their performance and how they come across to international colleagues with a view to ongoing learning, development and improvement.

(LRE1) A lifelong learner.
Students will take part in action learning and have the opportunity to develop and practice this method as a form of life-long learning.

(LRE2) A problem solver.
Students will gain theoretical and practical tools with which to identify, analyse and evaluate entrepreneurial practices and challenges. Through their Action Learning Group, they will develop the ability to critically assess potential resolutions to these challenges.

(LRE3) IT literate.
The nature of the module in terms of online delivery will enable students to develop skills in using a virtual learning/communications environment.

(LRE4) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have the opportunity to develop written and oral communication skills through virtual group discussions, discussion boards, and individual assessment.

(LRE5) A team player.
Working within action learning groups, students will experience the value of peer support and critique.

(LRE6) Organised and able to work under pressure.
Students will be expected to plan scheduled work and meet assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and assessment deadlines.

(LRE7) Numerate.
Students will use financial and statistical data to determine the financial feasibility of new ventures, and will understand the role financial data plays in business planning.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will primarily be delivered through eight weekly e-lectures, delivered through a variety of methods, covering key concepts, theories and case examples. These will be supported by individual online tasks, case studies, blogs, collaborative tasks and discussion boards, which will be used to develop and apply learning. These activities will be moderated by the module instructor. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 10 hours

Description: The e-Lectures will equate to 1.25 hours/week over 8 weeks undertaken asynchronously.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Students will also participate in eight weekly e-seminars where they will engage in peer discussion of key concepts and application to their own work contexts. Seminars will be conducted via a discussion board with input from the module instructor.

Unschedu led Directed Student Hours: 8 hours

Description: The e-seminars will equate to 1 hour/week over 8 weeks undertaken asynchronously.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Additionally, students will participate in virtual action learning sets, where students will form small action learning groups and collaboratively choose and then work together to solve issues affecting group members. This will be recorded and facilitated by the module instructor.

Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6 hours

Description: The action learning sets will take place over three sessions, equating to 2 hours per session, undertaken asynchronously. The date and time of the sessions will be confirmed at the start of the module.
Attendance Recorded: Yes, tracked via the learning platform.

Self-directed learning hours: 126 hours

Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, and independent research into aspects of entreprene urship/innovation theory and practice.



Intra/ Entrepreneurship and the international environment - auto ethnographical approaches to the study of forms of entrepreneurship: considers the difficulties involved in reaching a definition of entrepreneurship. the role of entrepreneurship in economy and society. support and influences on entrepreneurship development.

Intra/Entrepreneurship and the person – the nature, characteristics and behaviour of the entrepreneur. entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. entrepreneurship, motivation and teams.

Intra / Entrepreneurship/Innovation and the organisation – initiating new entrepreneurial ventures: explores the theory and practice of new venture creation. Business models and planning - how business models can be used to determine the (sustainability and financial) feasibility of the new venture, how they evolve, and what elements are critical in business plans, (finance and planning).

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.