Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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- 22 Feb 2021
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On successful completion of this Unit the learner will be able to:
- Evaluate theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation
- Analyse the characteristics of an entrepreneurial organisation
- Develop, communicate and justify a solution to lead and exploit an innovative opportunity within an entrepreneurial organisation
- What is strategic entrepreneurship?
- What roles do entrepreneurship and innovation play in contemporary society?
- A brief history of entrepreurialism
- Alternative contexts of entrepreneurialism and innovation
- Learning to become entrepreneurial
- Addressing problems entrepreneurially
- Co-creation, ideation and pitching (practice and preparation for week 9 assessment)
- Alternative approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation
- Assessment 2 pitch presentations
- Entrepreneurial intentionality
- Future possibilities for entrepreneurship and innovation
- Are you entrepreneurial?
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
To be innovative, you need to be able to think differently.
In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use to create innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, how to tackle problems and make decisions with limited information and how to maintain a customer-centric focus throughout the life-cycle of a product or business.
By the end of this unit, you will have learned some of the fundamental theories and thinking tools that entrepreneurs and innovators use every day, as well as learning about the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and how to cultivate this mindset.
- Group presentation (25%)
- In-class assessments (30%)
- Written report (45%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 30 May 21)
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