Subject details

  • Topics
    • Understanding the terms: what is an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a professional manager. What are the characteristics and traits
    • The role of the enterprising leader in project management
    • The entrepreneurial life cycle and the role project management plays
    • Determinants of a viable entrepreneurial project
    • Conditions which stimulate the emergence of enterprise and entrepreneurship
    • Understanding the strategic orientation of your enterprising business
    • The benefit(s) of feasibility studies
    • Negotiation within the entrepreneurial firm and project management
    • How to understand and analyse risk in entrepreneurial ventures and during its life cycle
    • Managing and dealing with limited resources
    • Funding sources for entrepreneurial projects

Students who successfully complete will be able to:

  1. Apply critical and advanced knowledge of the role of the enterprising leader in project management
  2. Critically evaluate the role of interdisciplinary teams and key stakeholders in supporting projects and operations within the entrepreneurial firm using a group perspective
  3. Critically analyse how a business develops capacity for entrepreneurial activity in response to the changes in its environment
  4. Develop skills in communicating project management plans that meet the needs of an entrepreneurial firm in complex environments
  5. Apply knowledge and understanding to an applied group research project using project management practice within an entrepreneurial context
  6. Analyse entrepreneurial growth scenarios and develop innovative project management approaches to deal with the problems that occur during the stages of growth.
  • Assignment 1 - Group (30-40%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Individual (30-50%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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Special requirements

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This subject aims to understand the decisions and tasks that emerge during the phases of the entrepreneurial life cycle, such as: opportunity recognition process stage; opportunity evaluation stage; committing the resources; market entry; full launch and growth; maturity and expansion and liquidity event. The subject also aims to provide students with an understanding of the importance of developing project management capabilities and competences within an entrepreneurial venture in such a way that it captures organisational learning and influences, as well as establishing a process that clearly aligns project selection to enterprise strategy. The subject will critically analyse personal opportunities to develop entrepreneurial activities within the student’s own role.

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