MAN-30070 - Enterprise Business Plan
Coordinator: Colin Rigby Room: DW1.18 Tel: +44 1782 7 33456
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module aims to introduce both theoretical and practical concepts of entrepreneurship and new firm formation. It provides an overview of the intellectual, physical and emotional demands associated with starting a new business. The module is intended to give a rigorous and honest insight into the realities of entrepreneurial activity and an understanding of the role small and medium-sized businesses play in a modern economy; this may be via the creation of a new independent firm or the organisation of a new enterprise within an existing firm.

Intended Learning Outcomes

work independently, deploying judgement in the appropriate choice of business, process and market: 1,

critically examine the fundamental aspects of business start-up in various contexts: 1,

critically appraise and evaluate the construction and use of business planning: 1,

demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of the business planning process: 1,

construct and effectively communicate the business idea and business model: 1,

Study hours

16 hours lectures and workshop-style tutorials
8 hours small-group consultation opportunity and feedback with appointed mentor/module leader or workshops as required
126 hours project based independent study including independent group preparation activity

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Report weighted 90%
New business plan of 4000-5000 words
Students will endeavour to originate and plan an enterprise effectively within relevant legislation and regulations, involving the development of systems and procedures for operating the enterprise and their implementation in practice. Marks will be provided for the group report but individual marks will be calculated with an element of peer review.

2: Reflective Analysis weighted 10%
1000 word Critical Appraisal
Individually, students shall identify and evaluate their own skill development and learning. 1000-word reflective piece.