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Postgraduate Course: Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CMSE11578)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis introduction to entrepreneurship provides an on-line enabled curriculum for students to explore entrepreneurship and innovation, with specific reference to the creativity and design thinking.
Course description This course teaches some of the generic knowledge and transferable skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation as a subject of study and as a practice. The course raises the student's awareness of the creative, legal, business, managerial, analytical and interpersonal skills relevant to setting up and/or running a new venture, as well as being an innovative thinker in a variety of organisational contexts. The primary focus is on the development of an opportunity evaluation for a venture exploiting a novel and innovative idea.

The course relies on video presentations, interview videos, and other audio-visual content and reading materials. As a digitally delivered course, there are no physical lectures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For ECA students only.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% coursework (group) - assesses all course Learning Outcomes
50% coursework (individual) - assesses course Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Feedback Formative feedback: Feedback will be given on a short non-marked written assignment. Students are asked to take in and reflect on formative feedback to improve for the summative assessment

Summative feedback: Summative feedback will be provided on the assessment within agreed deadlines.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the relationship between innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation as well as the unique role of the entrepreneurial manager in driving innovation and growth
  2. Apply critical thinking associated with the application of design thinking, entrepreneurial theory and innovation management models to real world organisations and opportunities
  3. Recognise and assess an opportunity in a market space relevant to their programme of study (i.e. design and digital media)
  4. Communicate critical evaluations of relevant sources of information aided by an effective use of virtual learning environments and other tools
  5. Take responsibility for own work, communicate well and also, demonstrate interpersonal skills required for networking and negotiations
Learning Resources
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Autonomy, Accountability and Working with Others

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Act with integrity, honesty and trust in all business stakeholder relationships, and apply ethical reasoning to effective decision making, problem solving and change management.

Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.

Critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.

Practice: Applied Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Apply creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, sustainable and responsible business solutions to address social, economic and environmental global challenges.

Cognitive Skills

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.

Knowledge and Understanding

After completing this course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.
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Course organiserDr Marta Bernal Valencia
Tel: (0131 6)50 8074
Course secretaryMr Scott Fitzsimmons
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