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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ECO2043 Module Title: ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP
Module Provider: Economics Short Name: ECO2043
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: NEWMAN ME Mrs (Economics)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
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Assessment Pattern

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Qualifying condition(s)
A weighted aggregated average of 40% is required to pass the module.
Module Overview
The purpose of Enterprise Workshop is to introduce students to the application of economic principles that assist decision making and problem solving in the management of organisations. A business simulation and the research and production of a business plan are th focues of this module.
Module Aims
Enterprise Workshop is intended to provide an understanding of some of the skills required to establish and manage a business successfully. This is to be carried out by students working in groups.
Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will:

  • Have an increased understanding  of the applications of economics to modern business
  • Comprehend the difficulties of attracting business funding
  • Be able to produce a business plan
  • Demonstrate the importance of successful management to enterprise
  • Investigate solutions to standard business difficulties
  • Appreciate the dynamics of working productively in groups
Module Content
Business simulation game and production and presentation of a business plan.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Active learning through a computer based business simulation and the production of a business plan. All activities are group based (20 hrs)
Selected Texts/Journals
No single reading provides a source of all the material covered in the course.Useful material can be found in:
P.Barrow, The Best-Laid Business Plans, Virgin Books (2001)
F.Brassington, S. Pettitt, Principles of Marketing Prentice Hall (2006)
M.W, Pendlebury, Company Accounts: Analysis, Interpretation and Understanding (2004)
Last Updated
13 August 2009