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Unit of Study

Business Restructuring and Renewal
UoS Code IBUS6013
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr lecture/seminar per week
Assessment presentation (15%), mid-semester test (35%), group presentation (15%), major group project (25%: written report - 20%, individual component group report - 5%), participation (10%)
Description Entrepreneurial business opportunities do not always relate to early-stage or start-up businesses. Later-stage business investments, whether buying existing businesses or turning around failing enterprises, are a significant and growing focus of entrepreneurial activity. This unit explores the process of acquiring and reinvigorating established businesses and how to secure private equity funds (leveraged buy-outs) or corporate funding. The focus is on opportunity evaluation, business model innovation, management and revitalisation rather than financial structuring. Students have the opportunity to apply the functional skills learned in core strategy, finance, marketing, and management units to real opportunities. As well as being of interest to those wishing to acquire and manage their own business, the unit is appropriate for those working in \\\'big\\\' business and the financial markets.