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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2011-2012 (archived)

Module BUSI46M15: Global Entrepreneurship & Governance (Full-Time: Standard Delivery)

Department: Business School (Business)

BUSI46M15: Global Entrepreneurship & Governance (Full-Time: Standard Delivery)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2011/12 Module Cap None.
Tied to N1K607
Tied to N1K307
Tied to N1KL07


  • None.


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • Global Entrepreneurship & Governance (Full-Time: Block Taught Delivery)


  • To provide a practical, structured and integrated background to building a global business, with a key focus on the regulatory, financial and social aspects of entrepreneurship.


  • Global Entrepreneurship & Governance is a practical, advanced, module with an international perspective, with a focus on both developed and emerging markets. Combining key issues in business and law, it is underpinned by current and emerging research and case studies from global investment banks, leading consulting firms, international financial development agencies, stock exchanges, international trade organisations and regulatory agencies.
  • The key aspects of the module are as follows:
  • 1. International business strategy, research and modelling;
  • 2. Developing brand equity and social media strategy in global markets;
  • 3. Financial contracting and regulation in global capital markets;
  • 4. Investor protection and comparative corporate governance;
  • 5. Principles of international trade and commercial law;
  • 6. Social and cultural perspectives in international transactions and relationships;
  • 7. International financial, trade and development agencies.
  • The combination of business, legal and social aspects of international business development is critical in building the skill sets required for successfully competing in global markets. The module assumes an integrated approach, and encourages students to think across functions and disciplines.
  • Whilst this is a very practical module, students gain the skills required to understand and comply with the policy, regulatory and ethical issues in, for instance international fundraising. Using policy and research to shape and influence practice is one of the key objectives of this module.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • By the end of the module, students will have a strong grasp and critical understanding of the business, legal and social frameworks for building and growing a global business.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of the module, students should be able to apply practical tools, theoretical frameworks and management research to their own business case or organizational development including project structuring and financing
Key Skills:
  • Written communication;
  • persuasion;
  • creative thinking;
  • using initiative;
  • computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion, supported by guided reading. The delivery will be in the form of weekly 3-hour workshops. The written assignment will require students to produce a business expansion proposal, thus testing their understanding of relevant theoretical frameworks and their ability to apply practical tools and management research to a specific business project.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops (a combination of taught input, groupwork, case studies and discussion) 8 Weekly 3 hours 24
Preparation and reading 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Business expansion proposal 2500 words (maximum) 100% same

Formative Assessment:

Group presentation

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University