15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In this module, consideration is given to how and why the `enterprise cultureż has become a popular phrase for individuals, organisations, communities and governments alike. The various historical, economic, political and social assumptions about the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship are examined. In addition, the module will examine many individual and organisational case studies of emerging, growing and mature businesses in order to assess the factors and challenges involved in starting and running your own business. In this module clients will also have the opportunity to evaluate their personal orientations to enterprise and entrepreneurship and sharpen their appreciation of how notions of enterprise get expressed within different contexts (communities, social enterprise, regional development, family and small business or owner managed settings.

Staff Contact: Karen Hector
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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