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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
20  29 
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: MANUEL VILLASALERO DIAZ - Group(s): 20  29 
Phone number
Office hours
Paraninfo/Module D, Office 3
+34 926 05 25 18
Tutorials by appointment on request to the professors' emails.

2. Pre-Requisites

There are no mandatory prerequisites for the course entitled 'Business Venturing.' Still, it is recommended to have taken courses on strategic management, such as 'Strategic Management' and 'Growth Strategies.' They could be followed concurrently within the first semester of the same academic year. As a note on important related information, considering that these courses are taught in English, if the student passes at least two of the three, the B1 level of English will be recognized.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The justification for taking this course on 'Business Venturing' is motivated by the need to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design a business plan and to be able to implement it, taking into account its feasibility, its adaptation to market opportunities and its acceptability in terms of profitability, risk and ethical criteria. Self-employment is an alternative for the professional future of graduates and an option that implies that the student is willing to become an entrepreneur in the short to medium term and ready to take risks associated with doing so. Fostering an entrepreneurial culture consisting of the ongoing identification of business opportunities and the quick actions undertaken to exploit them is crucial for likely entrepreneurs and managers alike, especially for those serving in fast-changing, technological environments and dynamic, diversified, multinational companies.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E01 Develop the ability to manage and run a company or organization, understand their competitive and institutional position, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
E02 Develop and enhance entrepreneurship, adaptability to change and creativity in any functional area of ¿¿a company or organization.
E04 Incorporate the ability to integrate into any functional area of ¿¿a business or organization to perform and be able to lead any given task.
G01 Possession of the skills needed for continuous, self-led, independent learning, which will allow students to develop the learning abilities needed to undertake further study with a high degree of independence.
G02 Ability to understand the ethical responsibility and the code of ethics of professionals working in the field of economics. To know and apply the legislation and recognition of human rights and questions of gender equality.
G03 Develop oral and written communication skills in order to prepare reports, research projects and business projects and defend them before any commission or group of professionals (specialised or non-specialised) in more than one language, by collecting relevant evidence and interpreting it appropriately so as to reach conclusions.
G04 Ability to use and develop information and communication technologies and to apply them to the corresponding business department by using specific programmes for these business areas.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Search for information in order to analyze it, interpret is meaning, synthesize it and communicate it to others.
Work out problems in creative and innovative ways.
Additional outcomes
Develop a business project that includes planning its strategic, commercial, technical, human resource management and financial aspects.
Expose clearly a business project synthesizing its strong points in terms of its strategic adequacy, feasibility and acceptability criteria.
Develop skills to search for business opportunities and information to select the legal form, the types of contracts and the financing most in line with the idea chosen and the kind of activity to be carried out by the company.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Unit 2: Business ideas
  • Unit 3: Business models
  • Unit 4: Business plan I
  • Unit 5: Business plan II
  • Unit 6: Business plan III
  • Unit 7: Venture creation
  • Unit 8: Venture growth
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 G01 0.64 16 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work E01 E02 G01 G03 0.64 16 N N
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Lectures G03 0.64 16 Y Y
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.08 2 Y Y
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] 0.4 10 N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E01 E02 E04 G01 1 25 N N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E01 E02 E04 G03 2.6 65 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2 Total class time hours: 50
Total credits of out of class work: 4 Total hours of out of class work: 100

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Other methods of assessment 70.00% 70.00% Assignment consisting of a business plan that will have to be presented orally.
Final test 30.00% 30.00% There will be a multiple-choice exam on the contents of this course.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Evaluation criteria not defined
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 16
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][] 10
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 25
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 65

Unit 1 (de 8): Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 2 (de 8): Business ideas
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 3 (de 8): Business models
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 4 (de 8): Business plan I
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 5 (de 8): Business plan II
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 6 (de 8): Business plan III
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 7 (de 8): Venture creation
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 8 (de 8): Venture growth
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Barringer, B.R. and Ireland, R.D. Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures Book Harlow, United Kingdom Pearson 978-1-292-25533-0 2019  

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