School of Business and Management

BUSM134 Entrepreneurship


1 (2017/18)



Module organiser

Dr Thomas Zhang

Module overview

This is an elective module within the MSc in Business Analytics programme. ‘Entrepreneurship’ will equip the students with the skills needed to assess and create an entrepreneurial venture. The focus on  practical skills in this module  adds a crucial facet to the program by providing students with the skills required to structure an independent venture. Business analytics is likely to offer many opportunities for specialized consulting on specific topics. The module will open the door to such opportunities for the students of the MSc in Business Analytics.


40% Practical and 60% Exam

Indicative reading list



Byers, T.H., Dorf R.C. and Nelson A.J. (2011) Technology Ventures, New York: McGraw-Hill.

Deakins, D. and Freel M. (2009) Entrepreneurship and Small Firms, London: McGraw-Hill.

Carter, S and Jones-Evans, D (Eds.) (2006), Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy, Harlow: Prentice Hall.


van Praag, C. and Versloot, P. (2007): „What is the value of entrepreneurship? A review of recent research“ in: Small Business Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 351-382

Villalonga, B. and R. Amit (2006). "How do family ownership, control and management affect firm value?" Journal of Financial Economics 80(2): 385-417.

Wasserman, N. (2008). "The founder’s dilemma." Harvard Business Review 86(2): 102-109.

Wolcott, R. and M. Lippitz (2007). "The four models of corporate entrepreneurship." MIT Sloan Management Review 49(1): 75-82.

Zhang, J. (2009). "The performance of university spin-offs: an exploratory analysis using venture capital data." The Journal of Technology Transfer 34(3): 255-285.

Zott, C., R. Amit, Business Model Design and the Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms. Organization Science, 2007. Vol. 18, No. 2, March-April 2007, pp. 181-199