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Business Management for Rural Entrepreneurs

Release Date: Each May


Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University


Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful entrepreneur.

Key skills include, leadership, business analysis and planning, change management and strategies to identify risk and build in resilience. You will learn how to develop a robust and logical business venture plan and use these skills to create one for your own new venture. Because the module requires knowledge of Microsoft Excel, it also contain a series of short online tasks using Excel to help students develop the necessary knowledge to create budgetary accounts for their business venture plan.

Module content:

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning and Structures
  • Business Analysis
  • Integration
  • Managing Change
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Robustness, Resilience and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Case Studies

Assessments and Learning Outcomes for this module can be found HERE 

Units of this module can also be taken as a microcredentials

Qualifications which this Module may be Used Towards

PGCert Nuffield Farming Scholarship Option
MSc Sustainable Agriculture Option
MSc Agrifood Innovation Option
MRes Agriculture Option
MRes Agrifood Innovation Option
Professional Doctorate in Agriculture Option
Professional Doctorate in BioInnovation Option

Downloadable Resources

Research Proposal Form Brochure