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BU2005 - Entrepreneurship

[Not offered in 2014]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

This subject is designed to provide an overall introduction to entrepreneurship, from a theoretical to a process application of its principles. Topics covered include: definitions of entrepreneurship, nature and importance of entrepreneurs, the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur, types of entrepreneurs, legal issues for entrepreneurs, the sources of capital and legal forms of ownership. The subject will also look at the available sources of; information, funding, grants, advice, business tools, and other aids, in both public and private domain, for entrepreneurs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals, concepts and processes of entrepreneurship;
  • appreciation of and an understanding of the entrepreneurial perspective;
  • gain an understanding of risk and risk management;
  • explore and understand the contemporary challenges for the entrepreneur and their venture.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.