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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Entrepreneurial Ed. & Training Management
Module Code ES593
School 79
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Yvonne Crotty
Semester 2: Yvonne Crotty
Autumn: Yvonne Crotty
Module TeachersYvonne Crotty
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The aim of the module is to equip participants with the curricular knowledge and transversal skills to lead positive curricular changes within their professional lives through the process of inquiry. Students will reflect on and develop their own entrepreneurial competencies, behaviours and attitudes by engaging with entrepreneurial thought and innovative pedagogies. Students will engage with the Business Model Canvas and Mission Model Canvas to understand the key building blocks of business strategy.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand industry, academic and public entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurship in education.
2. Engage with the Value Proposition Canvas (VPC), Mission Model Canvas (MMC) or Business Model Canvas (BMC) in a setting of your choice.
3. Critically review appropriate literature as you visually create a Mission Model or Business Model.
4. Detail the steps taken from a business model/mission model perspective, to tackle an issue in your professional context and for a client/customer base.
5. Create a visual representation of the Business Model Canvas or Mission Model Canvas for your chosen project with the key building blocks.
6. Reflect on and critically evaluate personal knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitude.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Group work4Group work activities
Online activity6Discussion
Online activity10Online learning
Independent Study153work on assignment and readings
Total Workload: 187

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectCreate a visual Business Model Canvas or Mission Model Cavas with supporting assignment.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Osterwalder, A. et al.: 2014, Value Proposition Design, Wiley,
  • Osterwalder, A.: 2010, Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, Wiley,
  • Mastrogiacomo, S., Osterwalder, A.: 2021, High Impact Tools for Teams, Wiley,
  • Bland, D., and Osterwalder, A.: 2020, Testing Business Ideas, Wiley,
  • Kaufman, J. C. and Sternberg, R. J.: 2019, The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity, Cambridge University Press,
  • Krausz, M.: 2018, Roots in the air : a philosophical autobiography of a philosopher, artist, and musician, Brill,
  • Ajmal, Y.: 2019, Solution Focused Practice in Schools: 80 Ideas and Strategies, Routledge,
  • Kickul, J. R., andLyons, T. S.: 2016, Understanding social entrepreneurship : the relentless pursuit of mission in an ever changing world, Routledge,
  • Mazzarol, T. and Reboud, S.: 2019, Workbook for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Theory, Practice and Context, Springer,
  • Laveren, E. (Editor), Blackburn, R. (Editor), Hytti, U. (Editor), Landström, H. (Editor): 2019, Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd,
  • Goleman, D.: 2017, What Makes a Leader?, Harvard Business Review Press,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
GEMLGDip in Education & Training Management
MEMEMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (eLearning)
MEMLMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (Leadership)

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