Course Brief

This course consolidates and builds on the work undertaken in the preceding course Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Students are guided to use this knowledge to produce a business plan or similar document as appropriate to the financial or other requirements of the business. The work to be undertaken may be in the context of a start-up firm, or a new project or product within an existing organisation.

The course is divided into eight modules. The first module of the course explains the business planning process and what is required in a business plan. The second module revisits and reviews the feasibility study undertaken in Entrepreneurship and Creativity. The remaining modules in the course consolidate knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurial process and further develop and apply through practice core entrepreneurial skills.


  • 30 - 50 Contact Hours

Topics include:

 

  • Introduction to business planning 
  • Review, revisit and revise external environment and introduction to SWOT analysis
  • Mission, Vision, structure and scalability
  • Market segments and value propositions
  • Marketing strategy and plans (including marketing, mix, channels of distribution and communication)
  • Operational strategy and plans (including resourcing requirements)
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Executive summary and business plan presentation

A key focus for this course is to strengthen and deepen knowledge and research acquired during the feasibility analysis. The areas surrounding customer relationships, marketing strategy, operational strategy and extended financial forecasting and budgeting are specifically explored and applied in more depth in order to satisfy the required outcome of a comprehensively researched, justified and creditable investor-ready business plan.

  • MBA with Specialism in Strategy

     

                  

     

    It takes skill, determination and of course, specialist knowledge.

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University specialist MBAs, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, give you just that depth of understanding.

    This ACTT-recognised MBA with specialism in Strategy programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA, but, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in Strategy. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

    This programme is designed for individuals who are, or intend to become, Senior Managers, holding substantive positions in large public or private sector organisations.

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

     

     

    Overview of the MBA and MSc pathways

     

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the January 2024 semester commences on November 6th,2023
    • The January 2024 semester starts on January 14th,2024
    
    The Online Master's Information Session will be held on November 25th,2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    
    Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
    Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
    You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.
    
    Book your space today! Email us at Masters@sbcs.edu.tt indicating your full name, email address and contact number.

     

    MASTER'S ONLINE TUITION SCHEDULE: JANUARY 2024

     

     
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

     

    An MBA for tomorrow's leaders, today!

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA programme, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, covers key management disciplines, including people skills, marketing, financial decision making, project management and strategy

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    This ACTT-recognised MBA encompasses nine courses which are all industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    SBCS GLI Events

    Upcoming July - December 2024 Semester:
    
    Registration begins May 4th, 2024
    
    Semester begins July 7th, 2024
    
    
    The Online Master's Information Session will be held on April 27th, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    
    Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
    Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
    You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.
    
    Book your space today!
    Email us at Masters@sbcs.edu.tt indicating your full name, email address and contact number.
    
    

     

    MASTER'S ONLINE TUITION SCHEDULE: JULY 2024

     

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