Module title: Exploring Entrepreneurship

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENT07101
Module leader: Renata Osowska
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required for this module.

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Renata Osowska
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
Teaching is delivered in a workshop format with flipped and active learning elements. Initially the class will explore the range of entrepreneurial styles and behaviours, economic approaches and social contexts (LO1). Then students will discuss the factors that can influence a small business start-up in Scotland and its success. They will identify and undertake an investigation of the entrepreneur (LO2) & (LO3). Finally, students will understand the enterprise strategy in Scotland/UK and learn about the support in place for all entrepreneurs including ethnic businesses, female and young entrepreneurs (LO4).



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is used during group work activities/ class discussion. Students also record their thoughts and feelings about how they are progressing in the class in reflective logs with an opportunity to gain feedback on their reflection. Peer assessment is used to inform students’ assessment of class preparation/ participation.

Summative Assessment:
The assessment of students will be continuous between weeks 2 and 11, where students are assessed for preparation prior to class and participation in class. In week 5, students are required to make a presentation which details their choice of
entrepreneur and their planned data gathering methodology. The final piece of assessed work is the report of the key influences and influencers of an entrepreneur of their choice, with the submission of their own reflective log completed between
weeks 2 and 11.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 10 2 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1-4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Renata Osowska
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
Teaching is delivered in a workshop format with flipped and active learning elements. Initially the class will explore the range of entrepreneurial styles and behaviours, economic approaches and social contexts (LO1). Then students will discuss the factors that can influence a small business start-up in Scotland and its success. They will identify and undertake an investigation of the entrepreneur (LO2) & (LO3). Finally, students will understand the enterprise strategy in Scotland/UK and learn about the support in place for all entrepreneurs including ethnic businesses, female and young entrepreneurs (LO4).



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is used during group work activities/ class discussion. Students also record their thoughts and feelings about how they are progressing in the class in reflective logs with an opportunity to gain feedback on their reflection. Peer assessment is used to inform students’ assessment of class preparation/ participation.

Summative Assessment:
The assessment of students will be continuous between weeks 2 and 11, where students are assessed for preparation prior to class and participation in class. In week 5, students are required to make a presentation which details their choice of
entrepreneur and their planned data gathering methodology. The final piece of assessed work is the report of the key influences and influencers of an entrepreneur of their choice, with the submission of their own reflective log completed between
weeks 2 and 11.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 10 2 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will cover the following:

-Theories of entrepreneurship and who are entrepreneurs
- Motivations for starting a business
- Personal characteristics of an entrepreneur
- The role and the importance of the entrepreneur for the economy
- Differences between large and small enterprises
- The role of SME’s in the economy
- Business start-up issues and challenges
- Ethnic minority issues in entrepreneurship
- Issues in female entrepreneurship
- Issues in family businesses
- Young entrepreneurs’ issues

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the range of entrepreneurial styles and behaviours
LO2: Identify the factors influencing successful small business start up
LO3: Explore the business start-up process
LO4: Understand the enterprise strategy in Scotland and the support available for entrepreneurs

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ENT07101 - Exploring Entrepreneurship