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Course Description

Credit Units: 2
Associate Professor ABD’Razack, Nelson (PhD; MNITP,RTP) Email: College of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Course description:

This course deals with the essence of entrepreneurship in any economy and the study and application of basic skills in the starting and sustenance of a business 

Learning Outcomes/ Objectives

At the end of the course, the student will be able to;

  1. learn and apply basic skills in starting and sustaining a small business
  2. explain the role of entrepreneurship in the society
  3. learn how to fund a start-up
  4. explain business survival skills
  5. learn entrepreneurial ethics

Course Content

  • Definition of Entrepreneurship 
  • Who is an entrepreneur? 
  • Characteristics of Entrepreneurs 
  • Elements of entrepreneurship 
  • Functions of the entrepreneur 
  • Types of Entrepreneurs  
  • Motivations for Entrepreneurship 
  • The Entrepreneurial Process 
  • Diversity of Entrepreneurship 
  • Difference Between Entrepreneurs And Intrapreneurs 
  • Types of Entrepreneurial Ventures  
  • Barriers to Entrepreneurship 
  • An entrepreneurship ecosystem 
  • Relationship between small business and entrepreneurship 
  • Strategies in Entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneur skills 
  • Importance of Entrepreneurship 
  • Reason for start-up failures 
  • Entrepreneurship Ideas 
  • Elements of a Business Plan 

Methods of Instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion groups
  • Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation)

Methods of Course Assessment:

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Class Tests 15

Class Assignments 15

Final Examination 70


Pre-requisite courses:


Co-requisite course(s):


Recommended Reference Materials:


  1. Gupta, C. B. and Khanka, S.S. (2010), “ Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 4th edition, New Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons 
  2. Onuoha G., (2007) Entrepreneurship, AIST International Journal 10, 25-30. 
  1. Ronstadt, R.C. (1984). Entrepreneurship, Dover, MA: Lord Publishing Co., pg. 28 
  2. Stanwick, P.A. Stanwick, S.D., 2009. Understanding Business Ethics, 1 st Edition, Pearson, 5 New York 
  3. Timmons, J.A. 1994. New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. Fourth edition. Irwin Press, Burr Ridge, IL. 
  4. Velasquez, M.G., 2006. Business Ethics Concept and Cases, 6 th Edition, Pearson, New York 
  5. Weiss, J.W., (2006). Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, 4th Edition, Thomson-South Western, Ohio. 
  6. Wicks A. & Freeman E. (2010). Business ethics. Upper Saddle River, Pearson Education Inc



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