Entrepreneurship

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Chairperson : Mr D. Mapetere
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Commerce

About the Department

Programmes offered within the department

Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks

The Department of Entrepreneurship was established in 2010 following the identification of the need to offer degree-level training in entrepreneurship. The department has since been offering an Honours degree in Entrepreneurship, and the first cohort of students graduated in 2013.

At present the department has 100 students undertaking the Bachelor of Business Management honours degree majoring in Entrepreneurship, and offers entrepreneurship training to students undertaking all of the 50 undergraduate degree programs offered at the Midlands State University.

In 2012 the Midlands State University saw fit to expand the portfolio of entrepreneurship research and program delivery, and set-out to establish the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research, which would offer training in a wide range of entrepreneurship programs, as well as become the pinnacle of entrepreneurship research in Zimbabwe.

With each passing day, this vision is being fulfilled and this prospectus outlines the direction that the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research is taking towards those ends.I would like to take this opportunity to solicit your support in various ways to make the vision of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research a reality.

Mr. S. Sikomwe Chairman, Department of Entrepreneurship and Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research

CONTACT DETAILS

Department of Enterprenuership

Midlands State University

P.Bag 9055

Gweru

Zimbabwe

Tel +263 54 60409 / +263 54 260450/ +263 54 260667 ext

Regulations

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 These regulations shall be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and the General Regulations.

1.2 The degree will be awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the programme and passed examinations in accordance with regulations set in the Faculty Regulations.

1.3 The duration of the degree programme shall normally be a minimum of four levels including a period of Work Related Learning in a relevant industrial/commercial setting during the third level.

2. CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates for the Bachelor of Commerce Entrepreneurship can pursue careers in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Investment Analysis, General Management, Administration and Management Consultancy.

3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

3.1 Normal Entry

3.1.1 To qualify for normal entry into the Bachelor of Commerce Entrepreneurship Honours Degree programme, a candidates, in addition to satisfying the minimum requirements as prescribed under the General Regulations and the Faculty Regulations for English and Mathematics at `O’ Level, must have obtained at least two passes at `A’ level in the following subjects: Management of Business, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Geography

3.2 Mature Entry

Refer to Section 3.3 of the General Regulations.

3.3 Special Entry

3.3.1 Candidates who have successfully completed Higher National Diploma in Business Studies or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Level II of the degree programme.

3..3.2 Direct entry into Level II of the programme is subject to availability of places.

3.3.3 Candidates admitted under Regulation 3.1 above will normally be exempted from Level I on a module-by module basis.

3.3.4. No candidate may complete the degree in less than three academic levels.

3.3.5 Successful completion of the Work Related Learning component at Level III is compulsory for all candidates.

4. GENERAL PROVISIONS

4.1. A candidate is required to register for a minimum of five (5) modules per semester unless one is carrying over or retaking certain modules from the previous academic level or semester, respectively.

4.2. Each module is worth four (4) credits, except for the Work Related Learning level which is worth forty (40) credits and the dissertation which is worth 8 credits.

4.3 The department may accept students who have been discontinued from other programmes on condition that they meet the entry requirements of the department and subject to availability of places.

5. ASSESSMENT

Refer to Section 6 of the General Regulations and Section 5 of the Faculty Regulations.

6. FAILURE TO SATISFY THE EXAMINERS

-Refer to Section 9 of the General Regulations.

7. PROVISION FOR PROGRESSION

-Refer to Section 6 of the Faculty Regulations.

8. WORK RELATED LEARNING GENERAL GUIDELINES

-Refer to Section 8 of the Faculty Regulations.

9. GRADING AND DEGREE CLASSIFICATION

-Refer to Section 10 of the Faculty Regulations.

10. DEGREE WEIGHTING

-Refer to Section 11 of the Faculty Regulations.

11. PROVISION FOR PASSING

All modules are compulsory.

12. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Level 1 Semester 1
Code Module Description Credits
BM101 Principles of Management 4
BM102 Business Communication 4
ACC105 Financial Accounting for Business 1A 4
EC101 Microeconomics 1 4
MM101 Principles of Marketing 4
HCS115 Introduction to Information Technology 4
CS101 Communication Skills 4
Level 1 Semester 2
ENT101 E- Commerce in Business 4
BM106 Industrial Relations 4
BM105 Business Law 1 4
ACC106 Financial Accounting for Business 1 4
ACC102 Quantitative Analysis for Business 4
EC104 Macroeconomics 4
Level 2 Semester 1
ENT 205 Entrepreneurship 1 4
BM203 Business Law 2 4
BM201 Human Resource Management 4
GS201 Gender Studies 4
ENT201 Enterprise Risk Management 4
ENT 202 Family Business Management 4
Level 2 Semester 2
ENT206 Ethics and Corporate Governance 4
BM205 Organisational Behaviour 4
BM206 Business Research Methods 4
ENT 203 Investment Management 4
ENT 204 Strategic Sourcing 4
Level 3 Semester 1 and 2
ENT301 Work Related Learning Report 15
ENT302 Academic Supervisor’s Report 15
ENT303 Employer’s Assessment Report 10
Level 4 Semester 1
BM401 Change Management 4
ENT401 Entrepreneurship II 4
BM404 Project Management 4
ENT402 Financial Management 4
ENT403 Technology and Innovation 4
Level 4 Semester 2
BM405 Strategic Management 4
BM403 Production and Operations Management 4
ENT407 Dissertation 8
ENT405 Corporate Entrepreneurship 4

12. MODULE SYNOPSES

BM 101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

BM102 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

EC 101 MICROECONOMICS 1 AND EC104 MACROECONOMICS 1

-Refer to the Department of Economics

BM104 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

BM105 BUSINESS LAW 1

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

GS201 INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES

-Refer to the Department of Gender Studies

ENT 201 ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

The objective of this module is to provide a practical and systematic approach to guide Entrepreneurs in examining risks, and design control and risk management processes to monitor and mitigate the impact of these risks on the business and financial viability of the enterprise. It will also include elements of political, legal,investment risk. Students will learn the use of a systematic approach to understand the risks associated with the company’s business model, revenue model, resources and capacity, capital and funding structure, management structure and business processes and the techniques to develop a set of key performance indicators that can serve as red flags to monitor and measure risks.

ENT 101 E-COMMERCE IN BUSINESS

Students should:

· understand the main technologies behind electronic systems and how these technologies interact;

· have an understanding of how e-commerce and web based applications are designed, built and implemented.

· have a knowledge of tools, technologies, concepts and processes, that comprise the technical infrastructure of e-commerce sites and be able to solve problems about site design, hardware and software architecture, and document architecture.

ENT 206 ETHICS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Here the student is prepared for a leadership role within organisations through an exploration of the importance of social and moral values in business and management. This exploration takes place at a number of levels. At an organizational level, we look the critical at the role of Board of Directors in shaping and defining of corporate conduct. Finally, at the level of individual, we look at the sorts of dilemmas you are likely to face in seeking to balance and integrate the often conflicting demands of personal and professional life.

ENT205 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1

The module looks at business development, barriers encountered and issues related to marketing, human resources management, pricing, government policies, taxation of businesses. Case studies, visits to business premises and presentations by entrepreneurs will be used to understand the running of small business. The preparation of business plans will also be covered.

BM203 BUSINESS LAW II

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

BM205 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

BM206 BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

ENT 203 INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

The module focuses on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems of investment management. This course is more analytical than usual. Topics will include bond valuation and strategies, stock valuation and strategies, options valuation and strategies, portfolio optimization and asset allocation, the CAPM and the APT, and their implications for investment management. Students learn to either use appropriate software or create their own spreadsheet programs in Excel.

ENT 204 STRATEGIC SOURCING

This module is designed to create a managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage logistical operations and supply chains. It deals with the integration of information and material flows across multiple organizations in the supply chain. By managing functional areas of logistics such as customer service, transportation and order processing as an integrated unit, a firm can gain a strategic advantage in logistics competency and be a strong contributor to successful supply chain management.

BM 401 CHANGE MANAGEMENT

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

ENT 401 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2

The module provides students with the tools to identify opportunities, how to screen the various opportunities, developing a business concept, translating ideas into business opportunities, financing a business, growing a business, the management team, harvesting of a business.

BM 404 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

ENT 402 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

-The module is aimed at equipping the student with the analytical skills required in financial decision-making and in making financial decisions.

ENT 403 TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

The goal of managing innovation is to give students a strategic level understanding of innovation, and the ways of stimulating innovations. Emphasis will be on individual creativity, and team creativity. Focus will also be put on how to turn creative ideas into innovations and will cover innovations across abroad spectrum of technology, products, design, service, distribution and operation.

BM 405 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

BM 403 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

-Refer to the Department of Business Management

ENT 407 DISSERTATION

A student is required to submit a dissertation of approximately 10 000 words on a topic relating to strategic management, entrepreneurship, investments, and other business related areas as may be prescribed by the department.

ENT 405 CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This module seeks to study how entrepreneurship can be fostered in an organization to make it relevant to a changing business environment and to exploit opportunities in the environment thereby ensuring organisational growth.

ACC 105 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS 1A, ACC106 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS 1B, ACC102 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS

-Refer to the Department of Accounting

MM101 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Refer to the Department of Marketing Management

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