Business & Management MA(SocSci)/BSc/LLB/MA

Entrepreneurship MGT2014

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

MGT2014,  FORMTEXT Entrepreneurship, is one of four 10-credit courses which comprise level 2 study in Business and Management. Students will complete all four courses (40 credits in total) in order to progress to further study in Business and Management subject to achieving entry requirements.


The course will introduce students to the core concepts of entrepreneurship in multiple contexts. It will provide students with knowledge of the defining features of entrepreneurship and an understanding of current issues at both an individual and societal level. The course is intended to be a foundation for advanced studies in entrepreneurship.


Lectures: Tuesday (14.00-15.00) and Friday 11.00-12 noon) (2 x 1hr lectures x 10 weeks)
Tutorials: 1 x 1hr tutorials x 5 weeks

Tutorials are held at various times and can be selected on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

Introduction to Entrepreneurship MGT1003


Intended Learning Outcomes



Word Length/ Duration

2, 4 and 5

Group submission


5 x 250 words

1 and 3

Individual essay


1,000 words

1, 3, 4 and 5

Multiple choice quiz


1 hour


ILO 5 is assessed by attendance in tutorials. Absence of more than one session from tutorials with no acceptable excuse will result in reduction of 1 grade per absence as long as it does not result in a fail grade".

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship including: the significance of entrepreneurship in a contemporary economy; the different contexts of entrepreneurship e.g. family business, franchising, social entrepreneurship; corporate entrepreneurship, management buy-outs, the new venture creation process, government policy and the ways in which the design of government intervention impacts on entrepreneurial activity.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Recognise the role of entrepreneurship in contemporary economies.

2. Identify the multiple contexts in which entrepreneurship occurs.

3. Differentiate and contrast the entrepreneurial process from start-up to exit.

4. Identify the scope and limitations of public policy towards entrepreneurship.

5. Demonstrate engagement in learning and work-based activities.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.