“Advanced Certificate in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship”
Who’s it for?
If the Discovery Challenge activities of The Enterprise Gym look too “light weight” for you or you already hold the Certificate in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship award from The Enterprise Gym and want to get to grips with entrepreneurship in a more rigorous fashion then the “Advanced Certificate in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship” is the activity for you. The course broadly equates to a 30 ScotCat points level 2 SHE module. Not only will it give you deeper insight into being an entrepreneur and how to start your own small business it will also impress prospective employers and enhance your employability.
The Enterprise Gym’s Business Patrons who are Honorary Lecturers and Associates of the University deliver over 60% of the course. Most sessions take the shape of a traditional weekly 1 hour lecture followed by a 1 hour workshop split between individual and group activities. Over 50% of the workshops are given over to the Group Project. Part 1 (9 weeks) runs from 16th September 2013 to November 11th 2013 and Part 2 (9 weeks) from January 20th 2014 to 17th March 2014. Students should aim to complete Part 1 and Part 2 in the same academic year but arrangements can be made to allow completion over two academic years.
Who should apply?
The Enterprise Gym Advanced Certificate is open to all Full Time students as well as recent post-graduates. It is extra-curricular like all The Enterprise Gym programmes. The Advanced Certificate will not be regarded as part of a degree programme or count toward the completion of a degree programme. It is for those students who feel able to stretch themselves to understand, at a deeper level, entrepreneurship, innovation and the practical aspects of small business start-up. Mature applicants over 25 may also be accepted on the module as a part of personal and professional development.
What you’ll be able to do
- Use everyday business terms
- Understand entrepreneurs and where they’re coming from
- Appreciate the importance of the Small Medium-size Enterprise sector
- Use a range of creativity techniques
- Analyse the key stages and decisions in the small business start up process
- Formulate and present a business plan both written and orally
- Work effectively in a team
- Improve your own effectiveness through reflective thinking
Continuous assessments including a Multiple Choice Test, a couple of essays and a Group Project.
When does it run?
Monday evenings from 16 September, 2013 to 17 March, 2014, 6pm, on-campus in Dalhousie 1G06 but students can enrol at other times. Contact us for details.
The course costs £230 in total and can be paid in 2 instalments of £115 for each Part.
What to do now!
To find out more and to apply, email Neil Bowie (n [dot] r [dot] bowiedundee [dot] ac [dot] uk (subject: Advanced%20Certificate) ) placing "Advanced Certificate" in the subject box. The class has a limited number of places so the sooner you get in touch the greater the chance you'll get a place!!
Week 1 - Personaility types, characteristics and effective teams.
Week 2 - Economics of Entrepreneurship
Week 3 - Start-up Influences
Week 4 - Start-up Influences 2
Week 5 - Social Entrepreneurs
Week 6 - Globalisation and Internationalisation of Entrepreneurship
Week 7 - Innovation and Competitive Advantage
Week 8 - Creativity - barries and process
Week 9 - Protecting your Innovations
Week 10 - Small Business Start Up
Week 11 - Market Research
Week 12 - Marketing Planning
Week 13 - Business Exit
Week 14 - Financial Planning
Week 15 - Business Planning
Week 16 - Personal Selling Skills
Week 17 - Raising Finance
Week 18 - Group Presentation / Pitch