Business Management for Rural Entrepreneurs
Release Date: Each May
This module aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful entrepreneur.
Key skills include, leadership, business analysis and planning, change managementand strategies to identify risk and build in resilience. You will learn how to develop a robust and logical business plan and use these skills to create one for your own new venture. Because the module requires knowledge of Microsoft Excel, it also contains a short online course on using Excel to help students who may have limited experience of thispackage.
- Principles of Entrepreneurship
- Business Planning and Structures
- Business Analysis
- Integration into New Markets
- Managing Change
- Risk and Uncertainty
- Robustness, Resilience and Sensitivity Analysis
- Dealing with Private and Personal Aspects of a Business
- Establishing New Ventures
|Dr Neil Mackintosh|
[The most enjoyable aspect of the module was] the business plan, although I definitely found this the most challenging. ....... Having never seen a business plan before or really looked a set of farm accounts It was defiantly a steep learning curve, however I enjoyed thinking about future diversification of my farm and writing a business plan for this purpose.