Summer Term

April – June



This course offers an introduction to the essentials of new venture formation and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on high-tech business. The focus is practical and hands-on, underpinned by theory and academic research. By the end of this course you’ll understand the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture, from defining the opportunity, through to business growth stages, and finally, reaping the harvest upon exit.

Business Plan Competition

Working as part of a small team to identify a business idea and transform it into a fully formed proposal, you will gain the invaluable experience of integrating and putting into practice all you have learned on the core courses. Your team will be judged on a business pitch and a full presentation of your commercial proposal.

Evaluating Evidence for Managerial Decision Making

This course is divided into two parts and prepares you for your Healthcare Report and Healthcare Sector Project. In Part 1, you’ll acquire the key skills required for the critical analysis of a research topic, learning how to conduct a literature review, perform e-search strategies and present research results. Part 2 covers the methodological and analytical issues involved in conducting research into health management issues.