MMM110-Entrepreneurial Management for Creative Artists

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Marrisa Joseph


Type of module:

Summary module description:
This is a dynamic module introducing students to key aspects of starting a creative enterprise.

This module introduces students to a range of entrepreneurial management concepts applied to the specific context of creative industries. It provides an overview of key economics shaping creative industries, as well as the entrepreneurial process from idea creation through to the start-up phase. Using a range of case studies, the module discusses managerial challenges that arise from the tension of balancing limited resources, creative ambition and strongly talent-driven business models.

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • To describe, discuss and appraise; the process of business start-up; the nature and significance of enterprise and entrepreneurial development; entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

  • To plan and develop a business idea into a venture plan

  • To discuss financing sources to support a new creative venture

  • To explain financial reporting processes including cash flow

Additional outcomes:
Students will learn to work independently under pressure of time, and to organise diverse empirical material.

Outline content:

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and process

  • Opportunity identification and evaluation

  • Creative industries economics

  • The entrepreneurial process: lifestyle & growth business

  • Business model generation

  • Price, Cost & Value of creative products

  • Lean start-up lessons for creative artists

  • Ideation & design thinking

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This module uses a combination of academic study and experiential learning. Teamwork is central to many of the module’s activities. Sessions are comprised of lectures and individual and team activities.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 16 4
Tutorials 5
Guided independent study 129 46
Total hours by term 150.00 50.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 70
Oral assessment and presentation 30

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

1) Team presentation of assigned topic (30%)

2) New venture project pitch deck (70%)

Submission week for project: week 23 (Week 4 of Spring Term)

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A weighted average mark of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of coursework in September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):



  1. Required text books


  1. Specialist equipment or materials


  1. Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear


  1. Printing and binding


  1. Computers and devices with a particular specification


  1. Travel, accommodation and subsistence


Last updated: 20 June 2018


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