Module
Descriptions

BA (Hons) Global Management (Enterprise & Innovation) Top Up

Year 3

Core modules


Enterprise in Action - (30 Credits)

The module gives students the opportunity to analyse an industry to identify potential opportunities and to critically evaluate a possible launch of a new product/service. The module focuses on the ideation stage informed by strategic thinking and design management, enabling students to develop and apply a tool-kit of methods to identify, present, and new thinking, whilst mitigating likely barriers.
The module aims to equip students with an ability to analyse existing markets to identify potential gaps, build and judge a compelling business case, to help see how companies could become more entrepreneurial in their business processes.

 

Managing entrepreneurial growth in SMEs and family businesses - (20 Credits)

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to interact fully with the literature and thinking around entrepreneurial growth in the context of SME (small to medium enterprise) and the family business context.
In this module you will further explore how to manage the entrepreneurial tendencies in family and small and medium-sized businesses (SME). You will learn why entrepreneurs and owner-managers have been recognised globally as key actors in sustaining the development of regional, national and international economies by embracing disruptive technologies. The module will further explore how disruption has enabled both family and SMEs businesses to compete effectively with large corporations. The module will confirm that interest in entrepreneurship continues to increase and entrepreneurial skill sets are highly sort after by businesses and recognised as competences based on individuals’ behavioural characteristic including their propensity to create, motivate, engage in social and business networks as well as recognize opportunities.

 

Optimising Operations and Change - (10 Credits)

This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong? The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.
The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.

 

Social Enterprise - (20 Credits)

This module highlights the role of social enterprise in all business and non-business sectors. Key concepts such as social innovation are used to focus you on how social enterprise delivers wider benefits. You will be further exposed to the emerging study of social enterprise (both for profit and not for profit) as a feature player in the global business world. The key differences in a range of areas such as marketing, employment, finance etc. between social enterprise and other forms of enterprise will be explored.

 

Strategic Entrepreneurship & Innovation - (20 Credits)

The entrepreneur is likely to play a more significant part in the growth and development of national economies in a global world. In addition, in this module the model of entrepreneurship as the embedded sustainability perspective is used to question current and future roles of entrepreneurs. The principles expressed in this module will apply to all geographies and all sizes of company’s’ including global organizations. The module will:

  • Examine the foundations, theory, scope of entrepreneurship, and identify significant entrepreneurial trends in the global trading environment whilst critically reviewing the characteristics of the entrepreneur - a born leader?
  • Explore the nature of rapidly growing companies, the role of the entrepreneur in such environments and explain rapid-growth strategies for entrepreneurial companies
  • Explore the effects of the dynamic trading environment of the modern environment as well as critically evaluate management change in the entrepreneurial company
  • Investigate the impact of social responsibility on entrepreneurial companies and evaluate the impact of models of social entrepreneurship on fulfilling societal and ethical concerns in the modern era

 

You will also select one of the following pathway optional modules:

 

Entrepreneurship Finance and Venture Capital - (10 Credits)

This module will allow you to focus on the financial valuation of a new business. A range of methods of obtaining finance and analysis of funding structures will also be a feature. You will explore developments in valuation methodology which investigate modern approaches to asset classes including non-tangibles.

 

International Business Law - (10 Credits)

This module aims to allow you to examine the fundamentals of international business law and its practical implications for international business transactions. You will be able to engage with a range of legal concepts which underpin the business world by providing a framework for cross border transactions. In particular the legal background of the EU will feature as a topic for investigation.

 

Project Management for Enterprise - (10 Credits)

The aim of this module is to facilitate your full understanding of Project Management tools and techniques. The role of the project manager in balancing between controlling organisations costs and risks whilst also maintaining quality will be emphasised. You will learn how an understanding of how to apply these techniques can help organisations in carrying out large scale complex projects within budget and on time. This module also aims to move between theoretical and practical content to equip you with critical skills in planning, executing and monitoring complex projects.

 

Web and App Design for Innovation - (10 Credits)

This module aims to equip you with an in depth overview of the strategic importance of a strongly designed online and mobile presence. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to undertake web and mobile app content design and development, from conceptualisation to development.

 

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Free Option - (10 Credits)

You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.