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Postgraduate Course: Innovation Management in Practice (CMSE11302)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryThe course exposes the students to the practice of innovation management in established organisations. The course will allow students to apply the theoretical concepts, frameworks that they have accumulated in the first semester to address an innovation challenge in a business setting.
Course description The course aims to enhance the students' knowledge on the practice of innovation through exposing the students to the 'messiness' of innovation problems in a real setting. The students will have to apply their knowledge of theories, concepts and frameworks of innovation management that they have been exposed to in the first semester to solve a real innovation challenge. Students will also develop their capabilities to recognise, assess and evaluate innovation problems and to articulate and deliver appropriate solutions. The course will also provide a higher awareness of the role that the context plays in tackling innovation problems.

The innovation challenge projects will be defined around a specific innovation problem and will be defined together with a client. The innovation challenge will have to be broad enough to allow the students the ability to explore different access of the innovation process, but also narrow enough to lend itself to exploration within the 10 weeks within the knowledge and capabilities of the teams and within the scope of the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 6, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 18, Fieldwork Hours 45, Summative Assessment Hours 68, Other Study Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Independent reading to prepare and support the fieldwork research
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There will be three items of assessment:

- The Group Project will result in a Group Report (3,500 words, 40% plus 10% peer review) based on work on the innovation challenge.

- Students will participate in a Group Presentation of their findings to allow the opportunity for formative feedback to be reflected in the final report (20%)

- Individual students will be expected to write an Individual Report (30%)

All assessments each assess all learning outcomes.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply relevant theories, framework and concepts of innovation to deliver appropriate solutions in a particular context:
  2. Critically evaluate the messiness associated with innovation problems in practice and with alternative solutions.
Reading List
Students will be referred to reading from the Semester 1 Innovation course to provide background to the issues being examined as part of their project, but for a general understanding of the consulting process students will be encouraged to read: Stroh, LK and Johnson, H (2006) The basic principles of effective consulting, Lawrence Erlbaum.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Cognitive and subject specific skills:

-Analyse innovation challenges in a particular context;

-Generate and assess different solutions to innovation problems.

Transferable skills:

-Engage in critical evaluation of innovation practise in a particular context;

-Search, assess, utilise, critically interpret and present information from a range of sources;

-Interact with a client: solicit requirements, negotiate solutions, deliver and present solutions.
Course organiserDr Hajar Mozaffar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5007
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Millson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3013
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