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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Critically analyses the role of the founder from business startup to maturity. Students explore the evolution of the startup process and build their entrepreneurial knowledge across various contexts of leadership, building teams, managing external stakeholders, executing strategy and financing.

 

Unit content

Module 1: Understanding Entrepreneurs

Module 2: The Founder's dilemma

Module 3: Moving from 'me' to 'we'

Module 4: The importance of managing stakeholders

Module 5: Letting go

Module 6: Pains and Gains of the Founder's journey

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify the traits, behaviours and competencies necessary to become a successful business founder
2 demonstrate self-awareness of current capabilities and deficiencies in skills to effectively navigate the entrepreneurial journey
3 examine the differing leadership and communication proficiencies required to navigate through the venture development stages individually and/or in groups
4 relate the importance of stakeholders to entrepreneurial ventures.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the traits, behaviours and competencies necessary to become a successful business founder
  2. demonstrate self-awareness of current capabilities and deficiencies in skills to effectively navigate the entrepreneurial journey
  3. examine the differing leadership and communication proficiencies required to navigate through the venture development stages individually and/or in groups
  4. relate the importance of stakeholders to entrepreneurial ventures.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.