Module title: International Entrepreneurship Exchange

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENT09104
Module leader: Renata Osowska
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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 alignments to LOs; This ‘hands-on’ applied module is delivered for one week at a partner university in another countryand in Edinburgh for a second week. The ‘buddying’ arrangement whereby students in the host university provide accommodation for students from the visiting university for six nights enables students to develop an understanding of the culture in each country. Around 45 hours of interactive workshops and field visits are delivered each week by a mixture of academic and practising professionals in both countries and students participate in the business planning process for an idea that they have originated in the multicultural teams they have created. Learning outcomes (1, 2 & 3) are achieved through the interactive workshops and deliveries by academic tutors, professional practitioners, and guest speakers. Learning outcome 4 is achieved through the students group research and the panel of experts created around a case study in both weeks. Assessment: There is a formative assessment at the end of each week based on each student’s participation and on a portfolio of around 1000 words for week 1 and 1500 for week 2, which outlines the student’s reflection on what they learned about themselves, the key issues in the business planning process they have identified and the cultural and external environmental issues that impact on new venture creation. In the two months following the second week students find and interview two business owners, one indigenous and the other from an ethnic minority, in their university country and prepare a report of around 1000 words that critically reflects on business planning, environmental and cultural issues. Employability/PDP/scholarship skills/Reaearch&Teaching Linkages/Equality&Diversity/ Internationalisation-all these issues will be addressed via Moodle and at interview.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 60
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1 AND 2 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1&3 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 20 3,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Week one involves learning about entrepreneurs, approaches to entrepreneurship, ideas generation, development and evaluation, team roles, the business planning process, company visits, guest speakers and presentations.

Week two involves developing new ideas & reforming teams where appropriate, issues in growth businesses, strategy, entrepreneurial leadership, company visits, guest speakers, case studies with international expert panel members.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the entrepreneurial process, critically reflect on theoretical entrepreneurial traits and appraise their own entrepreneurial tendencies
LO2: Extract core issues in the business planning process
LO3: Analyse the impact of cultural differences on participation in business teams
LO4: Compare the external environmental issues that impact on new venture creation in the host countries

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - MICHAEL GERBER (2001) E-MYTH REVISITED: HARPER BUSINESS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 0887307280
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