Innovation is becoming increasingly important for Aotearoa New Zealand industry and its survival long-term. Innovation looks to enhance your knowledge, skills and experiences in assessing feasibility of new ideas and implementing innovative products, processes and technologies.

UC Business School | Te Kure Umanga will offer Innovation as a new BCom major and minor subject in 2019 (subject to UNZ-CUAP approval due December 2018). The new Inovation courses will explore development and commercialisation, and cover a range of different business skills in applied settings.

Innovation courses are at 200 and 300-level. Prerequisites may apply – talk to a student advisor.

200-Level Courses
There will be four new courses offered in 2019*:
INOV200 Opportunities: Here, There and Everywhere
This course introduces the entrepreneurial worldview that opportunities for innovation can be found across geographic, socioeconomic, industry, and cultural boundaries.
INOV201 Will it Fly? Feasibility Assessment on New Innovation
This course examines the significant differences between novelty and innovativeness. Using multiple types of analyses, you will ascertain whether a creative idea is feasible based on assessing physical, financial, market, regulatory, and other conditions.
INOV202 Emerging Technologies
This course focuses on how technology can be an enabler of radical changes to competition. You will be exposed to leading current technologies in multiple sector settings and understand how emerging technology may potentially contribute to a reordering of winners and losers in a competitive space.
INOV290 Enterprise in Practice (Project)
Experiential, hands-on learning is integral to honing innovation skills. This course involves students working in teams to address real-life challenges for participating profit-seeking and non-profit organisations.
300-Level Courses
There will be three new courses offered in 2020*:
INOV300 Societal Impact Through Innovation
In this intensive capstone course, students work on teams with organisations to assess the connection between innovations and anticipated societal impact. You will analyse stakeholder groups and changes in a sector’s value chain.
INOV301 Implementing for Societal Impact: Tools for Innovators
In this portion of the capstone experience, you will develop a comprehensive review, identifying expected points of potential impact of innovations on society.
INOV390 Innovation Practicum
This applied, project-based course provides significant practical experience working with local and national organisations to develop and implement innovative solutions to pressing economic and social challenges.

*Subject to UNZ-CUAP approval due December 2018

A not-for-profit UC company run by students, entré is for all tertiary students in the Canterbury region. It aims to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, to encourage innovation and creativity and to educate students in the basic elements of business development.

entré hosts competitions, workshops and networking events, including seminars designed to cover the basic knowledge essential to an entrepreneur. They are presented by industry experts. Each seminar provides relevant and practical knowledge for students hoping to enter the business world.

So, whether you are in Commerce, Engineering, Arts, Law, Science or Education – entré offers something for everyone.

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