Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Year: Course not being offered in 2018-19
Course code: MGT4004
Course credits: 15
Taught: TBC
Course co-ordinator
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more informationCherisse McLaren

Course description

This course is designed to highlight the development and application of the ideas and concepts of entrepreneurship and small business.  It should be of value to participants who have an interest in developing their own concern, working for a smaller business or possibly to those who are interested in the entrepreneurial approach within larger organisations.  At some stage in a future business career, all students will be involved with small business, whether as owner, employee, supplier or customer and, likewise, all are likely to be involved in preparing business plans.  This course will give an insight into the development and planning of small firms and, therefore, complements the Small Business Consultancy Project course (although there is no official requirement to undertake both).

Learning and teaching methods

20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours)

Course texts

There is no prescribed book for this course however the following book will be used within the lecture programme:

Barringer, B. (2008) Preparing Effective Business Plans – An entrepreneurial approach. 


This course uses a variety of assessment methods including group and individual assignments and group presentations. The proposed assessment will consist of:

  • Assessment of other teams' ideas (20%)
  • Written business plan (70%)
  • Analysis of own achievement against learning outcomes and contribution to teamwork (10%)