Business Innovation and Growth
Innovation is essential for the success of any business, particularly in times of economic turmoil.
Whether you’re leading and growing your own business or operating within an established business, supporting innovation is crucial to driving growth, productivity and prosperity.
This course will develop your understanding of the importance of innovation in business and through exploring methods and strategies to inspire idea generation and intrapreneurship, we will look at tools that will enable you to apply this new knowledge within your own field.
What you will study
This short course will take place over 8 weeks, with each week addressing a different aspect of business innovation and growth, as below;
- What is innovation in business?
- The value of innovation for business prosperity
- Methods of business innovation and idea generation
- Strategies for creating a culture of innovation
- Tools for assessing the viability of new ideas
- Risk exploration and assessment
- Business success
Course Start Date
22nd March 2021.
Online Independent Study
Material will be available online via Moodle, and students will be able to access the content which will include recorded lectures, podcasts and articles, and study in their own time, although there is some expectation that they aim to keep up to date on a weekly basis. (ie that tasks for week 1 are completed sometime within week 1)
This short course requires that the student can allocate 3 hours per week to their study, but there is no requirement to be online at a specific time.
Students will be required to complete an online discussion forum on each weekly topic. The forums will enable students to reflect and demonstrate their learning. The expectation for the total word count is 2,000 words.
There will be clear guidance given to students regarding student expectation and assessments. Students will not be expected to use Harvard referencing, but will need to list their sources of information. The assessments will be 8 x 250 word contributions to a discussion forum, and will involve either opinion based, research based or experience based tasks related to the weekly content. It is advised that students complete one forum each week, and it should not extend their study time per week by more than 30 minutes
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