COURSE OUTLINE-ETD805.doc - UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND LEGAL STUDIES SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC STUDIES ETD 805

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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COASTCOLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND LEGAL STUDIESSCHOOL OF ECONOMICSDEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC STUDIESETD 805: DYNAMICS OF ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, 2018/2019Instructor’s InformationName: Francis Taale (PhD)Telephone: 0200854189Email: [email protected]Location: Department of Economic Studies Course Description This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process. The focus is on buildingstudents’ competencies in identifying and evaluating business ideas as well as learning the stepsrequired to successfully launch a “new” business. Emphasis is, also, placed on developingstudents’ competencies for the provision of requisite assistance to persons in need of direction forthe creation of viable new ventures. Learning Outcomes On completing the course, participants should be able to do the following: a.Define and describe the core elements of entrepreneurship.b.Analyse the importance of entrepreneurship to economic development.c.Be abreast with emerging issues in entrepreneurship.d.Identify behavioural characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurs.e.Constantly search for, identify and evaluate business opportunities.f.Develop business plans for a small business start-up.g.Take the necessary steps for the formation and operation of an entrepreneurial team.h.Mobilise resources and prepare action plans for the execution of a business plan. i.Apply effective team work principles and practices. Course Outline 1. Nature and development of entrepreneurship2. The role of entrepreneurship and small business in the economy3. The entrepreneurial process4. Traits and behavioural characteristics of successful entrepreneurs 5. Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship
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