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Unit information: Individual Project: Business Plan in 2015/16

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Unit name Individual Project: Business Plan
Unit code COMSM0121
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Campbell
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Computer Science
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit will explain to students how to go about setting up a new business venture. It will examine the importance of high-tech entrepreneurship within an economy and will investigate the characteristics of the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial companies, with particular reference to high-tech companies. The different sources and types of funding will be discussed and at the end of the unit, students will be able to create a business plan and apply for funding to start up their own companies.

Assessment Information

This unit is assessed via a Business Plan & Presentation aimed at a venture capitalist.

Reading and References

The recommended reading list is available from the Unit Organiser