Year: 2018-19
Course code: MGT2014
Course credits: 10
Taught: Semester 1
Course co-ordinators:Dr Jillian Gordon and Professor Colin Mason
Entry requirements: Students must achieve a grade D or above in ALL four Management level 1 courses Introduction to Marketing; Organisational Behaviour; Foundations of Finance and Principles of Management to progress to Level 2 Business and Management.
Excluded courses: Entrepreneurship 1A (MGT1003) and Entrepreneurship 1B (MGT1004)
Available to visiting students: Yes, assuming successful completion of courses equivalent to principles of management, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial and management accounting at home institution.
Contact for more informationClaire Cameron

Course description

MGT2014, 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.


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

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Recognise the role of entrepreneurship in contemporary economies.
  • Identify the multiple contexts in which entrepreneurship occurs.
  • Differentiate and contrast the entrepreneurial process from start-up to exit.
  • Identify the scope and limitations of public policy towards entrepreneurship.
  • Develop oral presentation skills.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures:  Monday and Thursdays (2.00-3.00pm) (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.

Course texts

To be confirmed


A 1-hour in-course assessment (50%)
A group video pitch with written commentary (50%)