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Business Planning - MAN00001I

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Claire Sinclair
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The module requires students to apply their learning from prior modules in order to initiate and develop an idea for a new business venture, including the preparation and presentation of a detailed business plan. The module is also designed to develop the ability of students to work in teams.

Module learning outcomes

Subject Content:
Understand and apply key aspects of new venture creation and development, including: deciding upon a business idea, developing a value proposition for customers, and refining a business model to deliver the value proposition to customers.

Academic and graduate skills/qualities:

  • Understand the interaction between various key functional areas within Management.
  • Acquire and organise information from a wide range of source materials.
  • Analyse and prepare solutions to an increasingly complex set of business problems.
  • Demonstrate and utilise the skills necessary for effective group and teamwork.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 60
Group Presentation
N/A 10
Group Report
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Examples of texts are the most recent editions of:

  • Burns, P. New Venture Creation. Palgrave.
  • Barringer, B.R. and Ireland, R.D. Entrepreneurship – Successfully Launching New Ventures. Global Edition. Pearson.
  • Stutely, R The Definitive Business Plan – The fast track to intelligent planning for executives and entrepreneurs. Pearson/Financial Times Publishing.
  • Williams, K. Brilliant Business Plan – What to know and do to make the perfect plan. Pearson.
  • Williams, S. The Financial Times Guide to Business Startup. FT Pearson.
  • Wickham, P.A. Strategic Entrepreneurship. Prentice Hall.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.