Issue date: 07 January 2005

ISSUE DATE: 07/01/05

New short course ‘Enterprise and Innovation’ starts 11 February 2005.

Have you ever had a great idea but feel that you lack the business acumen to put the idea into practice? Do you need a better understanding of the way that businesses work and the methods available to turn your idea into a way of earning a living? Do you need the knowledge to get you going at a time to suit your busy working life?

If you are looking for a motivating course that will help you get your business off the ground then make a resolution to enrol on the new part time postgraduate Enterprise and Innovation module devised and run by experts at the University of the West of England.

The course begins on 11 February 2005 and will be based at the new UWE premises at the Arnolfini in central Bristol. Taught sessions will take place on a block basis; one Friday and Saturday each month.

Gill Sandford, one of the lecturers involved in devising the programme said, “This exciting course is being run by a team from both within the university and outside and will include experts who have experience of entrepreneurial practice. Starting up a new enterprise demands a range of quite diverse skills and knowledge. We believe that we have come up with the perfect mix of expertise to help inspire people and give them the confidence to put their ideas into action. The course delivery will focus support on the development of students’ own ideas and by the end each student will have developed a folio of research, project work, business planning and feasibility studies that will support them in turning their ideas into realities.”

The course runs from February 2005 to June 2005 and is concentrated into four, two day blocks. Topics covered will include business planning, marketing methods, industry analysis, funding methods and sources and legal issues. Students will also look at case studies and the theories of innovation and creativity, help develop presentation skills and broaden understanding of the contexts of entrepreneurial activity: including the analysis of contemporary practice and ethics.”

For more information please contact the Bristol Business School admissions Office on 0117 328 3445 or e-mail business@uwe.ac.uk.

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