The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies discovery modules (delivered as part of the University’s Enterprise & Innovation discovery theme) are designed to help you to enhance many of the non-subject specific, transferrable skills that top employers are seeking in graduates. For example: Organisation & Planning – Adaptability – Team working – Leadership – Communication skills – Networking – Creative thinking – Negotiation – Innovative ideas – Enterprise skills.
To see how the Enterprise & Innovation modules can link together, download a module map here.
Discovery modules 2019/20
Startup and Entrepreneurship
- Starting Your Own Business (LUBS1890). Develop your understanding and practice of starting a business, examining the key foundational steps, from ideation to meeting your customer needs and where you fit in the market.
- Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (LUBS2045). An introduction to the theoretical literature on entrepreneurship.
- New Enterprise Planning (LUBS2080; 20 credits). Learn about all of the key phases in starting a business from ideation to launch, including finance and investment, whilst working with real-world case studies.
Enterprise and Innovation Management in Organisations
- Innovation & Creativity in Business (LUBS1000). Find out how companies use innovation and creativity to develop new ideas.
- Leadership in Business (LUBS2027). Whether you want a theory based understanding, or have a real desire to contribute to running an organisation, this module is for you.
- Managing Innovation in Business (LUBS2065). Find out how innovation makes a difference and learn how to manage and implement new ideas in business and social innovation contexts.
- Enterprise Consultancy (LUBS3013; 20 credits). Building on your own knowledge and skills to create an impact for real enterprises. Working as part of a student consultancy team, you will work on real challenges set by for-profit industries and not-for-profit third sector organisations to identify opportunities and make recommendations for implementation.
Social Enterprise and Social Innovation
- Understanding Social Enterprise (LUBS1010). By researching enterprising people and their businesses, discover how social enterprises tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues.
- Enterprise Consultancy (LUBS3013; 20 credits). Working directly with enterprises, both for-profit and not-for-profit, you (as part of a team) will deliver a consultancy project to support these organisations.
All modules are 10 credits unless stated otherwise
The Leeds for Life website gives you some examples of which skills can be developed through the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies modules and other activities.
At a time when competition for jobs is intense, developing such skills is one way to gain an advantage in the employment market. Think about your existing skills, strengths and weaknesses, and then select a module that will not only complement your existing skills portfolio, but will also set you an interesting and enjoyable challenge.
“The essence of the entrepreneur is enterprise but enterprise is not restricted to entrepreneurs” (Johnson, 1988)