Course Description

Course Name

Business Planning

Session: VLNS3422

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: formative assessment – production of a business plan using a ‘real’ template; summative assessment – individual presentation in Dragons' Den format (10 min.)

Module learning outcomes 
1. Knowledge outcome – You will be able to enhance your understanding of the purpose and structure of an effective business plan and the key information that will need to be provided to prospective investors. 
2. Intellectual/transferable skills outcome – You will be able to: Develop and present a business plan which articulates a proposed business, how it will operate and contains details on the business strategy, finance and marketing plans. 

How the module develops Business Readiness 
I am learning how to take innovative business ideas to start to consider new products or services. I am developing my commercial acumen and becoming aware of the drivers of business success and causes of failure. I am developing the ability to act entrepreneurially and to generate develop and communicate ideas, and develop an understanding of intellectual property. I am practising my communication and presentation skills through pitching. I am developing my curiosity and acting entrepreneurially through idea generation and problem solving by identifying gaps in current markets. 

*Course content subject to change