Ms Corina Edwards
Senior Lecturer
Business
Telephone: (01792) 513709
Room: Office 315 - 315
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Corina has extensive experience of working with a wide range of start-up companies both within own businesses and as a business advisor. She is the former Wales Director of Shell Livewire and a senior executive of Project North East working with Shell and various stakeholders as UK Awards Manager.

She has a keen interest in young start-up companies as a former Chair of Young Enterprise Swansea and a former business mentor for Prince of Wales Trust. Since starting at Swansea University Corina has helped drive the enterprise strategy and also led the first Swansea University Enactus teams. She also introduced a programme of Academic Champions of Enterprise to lead activities in different academic departments while Swansea University Enterprise Champion. She has managed a range of staff budgets, and raised a wide range of sponsorship and support to include funding support for new initiatives, free motor vehicles and other prizes within various private sector and education based roles.

Corina moved to the School of Management to use her expertise to bring about the first enterprise modules and enterprise boot camps. She is currently involved in teaching business planning and small business management, business start-up and entrepreneurship.

Teaching

  • MN-2054 Applied Entrepreneurship – The Pitch

    This provides students with a structured guide to conceiving, writing and delivering a new business plan then implementing this within a new business context.

  • MN-2055 Critical Thinking in Entrepreneurship

    It is intended the module will provide students with an understanding of all the issues encountered by entrepreneurs in practice while framing these issues theoretically.

  • MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship – Test Trading

    This is a practical, project based module where students will set up and run an enterprise venture or social enterprise during one teaching block. MN-2054 Business Planning is a prerequisite for this module, and students must take and pass it order to progress onto MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship. Students will have been awarded an investment based on their pitches to the School of Management Investment Fund on MN-2054. This investment will contribute to student costs for setting up this enterprise.

  • MN-M552 Business Planning

    This module introduces students to the importance of entrepreneurship within a global economy through the development and practical application of business planning skills. The module provides students with a structured guide to conceiving, writing and delivering a new business plan from idea generation and development, to detailed research and analysis. Students undertake primary and secondary research as part of this module.

  • MNW1009 Finance, Accounting & Analytics (Coleg Cambria)

    This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting and quantitative tools that are especially relevant in business, finance and economics. Accounting is of critical importance in support of all business activities so this course is designed to introduce the basic concepts on which accounting is based delivering the essential numeracy skills required for the analysis of data that is part of the requirement of a business management graduate. This module will provide students with a toolkit that enables a better understanding of the performance of businesses and the decisions and problems they face also preparing them for other modules on this programme.

  • MNW1010 Human Resource Management (Coleg Cambria)

    This module provides an introduction to the study of the organisation and management of people. It considers the historical development of people management and critically evaluates principal theoretical approaches to the management of people in organisations. The module will blend theory and practical skills development to enable students to develop the skill-set necessary to positively engage with their employer whilst ensuring they are conversant with the theory which underpins everyday business practices. A consideration of the importance of the organisational context is given. The module also discusses key concepts, theories and research related to organising and leading people in organisations and their implications for management practice. In doing so, this module provides the foundations for other modules on this programme.

  • MNW1011 Marketing (Coleg Cambria)

    This module provides an introduction to the concept and practice of marketing. This will provide the underpinning theories and the practical application of marketing skills that will prepare them for a wide range of business situations and further study on this programme.

  • MNW1012 Operations Management 1 (Coleg Cambria)

    This module is designed to introduce students to contemporary issues encountered in operations management as well as the theoretical conceptualisations that underlie the framing of said issues. This module prepares students for future practical operational challenges within their employment as well further study on this programme.

  • MNW2009 Business Management 1 (Coleg Cambria)

    This module will allow students to review, appraise and evaluate their application of the knowledge gained throughout the programme within their own professional work environment by providing a portfolio of evidence that is supported by a reflective commentary. If studied as part of a specialist pathway, this should focus on the specialist subject area. This module also introduces students to the project management process as part of their business skills development. Students will develop the ability to undertake effective management of projects in practice.

  • MNW2010 Operations Management 2 (Coleg Cambria)

    The module aims to prepare students for the modern working world of operations, supply chain management, lean improvement activities or purchasing/procurement. Contemporary challenges in supply chain management will be evaluated theoretically and practically.

  • MNW2011 Organisational Project 1 (Coleg Cambria)

    This module relates to a detailed project or projects investigation. The exact nature of the project(s) will depend on the student's working environment and the project (or combination of sub-projects) identified during discussions between the Academic Supervisor, industry mentor/project(s) contact and the Student. A 'learning contract' will be agreed prior to commencement. This module provides students with part one of their final year, work-based learning project(s). It requires the practical application of business skills in order to plan and start delivery of a work-based project(s). Meetings with academic supervisor and industry mentor/project(s) contact are compulsory.

  • MNW2012 Leadership and International Human Resource Management (Coleg Cambria)

    This module aims to introduces students to the responsibilities of the international HRM function in multinational companies and the specific challenges of leading and managing an international workforce particularly at more senior management levels. Leadership continues to be discussed and sought after, even though we now live in supposedly more democratic times with flatter organisations and empowered employees. It also remains a perennial issue in organisation studies, with significant questions concerning how best to understand the theory and development of leadership. Students will be exposed to a range of classical and contemporary approaches to the study of leadership and will examine the practical implications of these for strategic leadership and the management of change.

  • MNW3009 Business Management 2 (Coleg Cambria)

    This module follows on from Business Management 1 and will allow students to review, appraise and evaluate their application of the knowledge gained throughout the programme within their own professional work environment by providing a portfolio of evidence. The module brings together a wide range of contemporary business theory to compliment Business Management 1 and help students progress their ability to apply these business theories in practice.

  • MNW3010 Project Management & Delivery (Coleg Cambria)

    This module allows students to further develop their project management theory in order to work on larger scale projects. This addresses, through the application of theory, problem solving techniques to situational experiences in the workplace.

  • MNW3011 Organisational Project 2 (Coleg Cambria)

    This module relates to a detailed project(s) investigation. The exact nature of the project(s) will depend on the student's working environment and the project (or combination of sub-projects) identified during discussions between the Academic Supervisor, industry mentor/project contact and the Student. A 'learning contract' will be agreed prior to commencement. This module requires the practical application of business skills in order to plan and start delivery of a work-based project. Meetings with academic supervisor and industry mentor/project contact are compulsory.