Full Title:Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
Module Code:BUSS B7021
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe the process of entrepreneurship: the motivations, challenges, opportunities, efforts, planning and decisions, risks, rewards, commitments and outcomes that entrepreneurs commonly experience
  2. Explain the range of skills, abilities, experiences and personal qualities that successful entrepreneurs bring to their work
  3. Make an informed judgement about the attractions of an entrepreneur’s way of life, and about the learner’s own personal suitability for entrepreneurship
  4. Describe the economic and social benefits of successful entrepreneurship for individuals, society and the economy
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pathway to starting a new business venture - Motivations, trigger factors, ideas for a new business, the opportunity, feasibility study, business planning, assemble resources, commerce trading
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Characteristics and skills of an entrepreneur - Traits, education, experience, personality factors, critical events that are frequently exhibited (or experienced) by entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurs attitudes to growth and risk
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Ability to forge relationships, networking, self efficacy, Internal focus of control
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Nature of Business Opportunity - Satisfy a need experienced by consumers, organisations or society. The profit motive and new ventures
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Social entrepreneurship
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Transformation and growth of an organisation, including not for profit organisation. Intrepreneurship and transformational leadership.
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Contribution made by small business to the Irish economy. Output, employment, tax contribution by small business, sector by sector
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Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Students will in groups interview an entrepreneur and present a profile of the individual. Issues, experiences and attitudes explored will include - challenges faced, motivation, attitudes towards failure, importance of education etc. 1,2,3,4 60.00 0 0 Week 28 0
Presentation Students will in groups interview an entrepreneur and present a profile of the individual. Issues, experiences and attitudes explored will include - challenges faced, motivation, attitudes towards failure, importance of education etc. Students will be expected to implement creative skills in their delivery. 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mole, K. and M. Ram 2011, Perspectives in Entrepreneurship: A Critical Approach, Palgrave, Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230241107]
  • O'Hara, B. 2011, Entrepreneurship in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149766]
  • Adejumo, G. 2011, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship : An Analysis of New Firm Formation [ISBN: 9783844307573]
  • Mann, L and Janet Chan 2011, Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond: Social Science Perspectives and Policy Implications [ISBN: 9780415880107]
  • Scarborough, N.M. 2011, Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management’, 6th Ed., Boston, Mass., London, Pearson [ISBN: 9780136109594]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSMA_D Bachelor of Business in Business and Management 4 Mandatory
DK_BBSMA_C(?) Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Management 4 Mandatory