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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

‚ÄčThe industry weeks provide a unique opportunity to experience what is like to be part of a 'startup' organisation. Working in a small team you will collaborate with your peers to develop and shape innovative solutions, products or services for 'real world' challenges. As part of the course you will gain new skills, insights and experiences that will enable you to tackle future professional challenges and strengthen your own entrepreneurial perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ian Heywood

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master of Business Administration (P/T) or Master of Business Administration or MSc In International Business And Finance or Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or MSc International Business Management or MSc Marketing Management
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Our industry weeks are designed to give learners a chance to further develop the practical skills that organisations are looking for to remain competitive in the 21 Century. Perhaps the most important skill sets needed in today's fast pace and changing world are those associated with creativity, enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship.

All three of our industry weeks  link together to give the learner the opportunity to develop, shape, and build new ventures of their own. The outputs from each industry week contribute to the learner's final summer school course (New Venture Creation).

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week42
  • 3 Seminars during University week13

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Video of Business Pitch; Business Model report; Evidence based critique of Business Model

Resit: not applicable.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


‚ÄčFormative assessment will be provided throughout each week of the process, via small group discussion, and general feedback on MyAberdeen


Course Learning Outcomes


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