Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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Course Code                                  :               BHRM 22532

Course Title                                    :              Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Status                                               :              Optional

Credit rating                                   :              2

Semester                                          :              Second

Aim                                                 : To; (i) provide the basic knowledge of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process, and (ii) enhance students’ interest for entrepreneurship and assist develop students entrepreneurial skills.

 

Learning Outcomes                       : At the end of this course unit, students should be able to;

 

  • define and describe entrepreneurship and small business development
  • identify the environment and its components of operating small businesses and enterprises.
  • describe various requirements and preparation for business idea generations
  • analyse various structures of small scale businesses/enterprises
  • apply the knowledge of entrepreneurship  to practice.

 

Course Content                            : A framework for entrepreneurship; resource and capabilities, entrepreneurship and entrepreneur, environment for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial development; approaches for entrepreneurship development, characteristics of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship development cycle, entrepreneurship development programmes, entrepreneurial strategies. Small business; perspective of small business management, characteristics of small businesses, small business management process. Business idea generations; process of business idea generations, methods of business idea generations. Screening business ideas; tools and techniques of business idea generations. Innovation and entrepreneurship. Evaluating self entrepreneurial skills.

 

 

Method of Teaching

and Learning                                 : Lectures, Case Studies, Video Presentations, Workshops

 

Assessment                                     : Assignments,  Presentation, Examination,

 

Recommended Readings:

 

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education Manila, (1999),   Entrepreneurship Development, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi.

David H. H., (2005), Entrepreneurship New Venture Creation, 1st edition Prentice     Hall, New Delhi.

Dollinger, M.J.,(2003). Entrepreneurship: Strategies and Resources, Pearson Education, New Delhi

Hisrich, R., Perers, M., and Shepherd, D (2006) Entrepreneurship, 6th Edition, Mcgraw Hill, New Delhi.

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