Enterprise Growth

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Enterprise Growth

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 2003 Management Principles or MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Models of enterprise growth and systems for managing the growing venture within organizations. Barriers to enterprise growth. Analysis and evaluation of growth opportunities, growth strategies, and the role of innovation inside organizations.

    RATIONALE: 
    Research demonstrates that a new venture’s chances of survival are dramatically increased by its continuous striving to grow. The objective of pure entrepreneurs is to produce perpetual growth within their ventures. If new ventures are to contribute substantially to economic and industrial development, they must embrace growth. However essential venture growth is not without risks. A sound understanding of the stages of business growth, and the challenges and opportunities faced at each stage, can help offset these risks, as can an appreciation of environmental factors and knowledge of the main growth strategies. This module provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge on enterprise growth practices, challenges and issues required to successfully manage successfully growth in organizations.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Assess current theoretical debates on issues and challenges related to enterprise growth. (evaluation)
    2. Analyse growth strategies, theoretical approaches and management practices related to enterprise growth. (analysis)
    3. Apply growth-related theoretical concepts and approaches to contemporary organizations and formulate recommendations for effective enterprise growth. (application and synthesis)

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Classes consist of lectures, case studies, problem solving, and inclass analysis of related research articles.
    • Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course content.
    • Use of the Blackboard learning platform: in order to enhance the teaching and learning process, instructors may use the site to post their announcements, upload related course material, lecture notes, assignment instructions and additional resources.