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Students are introduced to the entrepreneurial worldview that opportunities for innovation can be found across geographic, socioeconomic, industry, and cultural boundaries. Students must demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset through which they constantly seek to recognize innovation opportunities, across multiple contexts. Students are required to identify innovation opportunities that are local, national, and international in scope.
Innovation courses focus on equipping students with five core competencies (critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, opportunity recognition, and communication), and preparing them to be competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. This course will provide students with a people centric, collaborative, optimistic and experimental way of working to identify and create opportunities to help solve complex problems. It is a pragmatic approach that aims to nurture deep curiosity about an issue, unleash creativity in how to approach it, and ensure clarity when it comes to implementing a solution.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for INOV200 is: Activities HoursLectures 24Weekly reflective journal submissions 10Critical analysis 30Applied group project 55Exam Preparation 25Lecture Preparation 6Total 150 hours
The objectives of the course are:Describe and apply a user centred process for opportunity recognition, creation and development.Identify opportunities found across multiple contexts including geographical, socioeconomic, industry and cultural boundaries.Demonstrate a range of user centred discovery and understanding tools to develop insight into an opportunity.Create and evaluate a range of innovative solutions in response to areas of opportunity.Construct and deliver a compelling message, both written and verbally, in order to build support for an innovative solution.Graduate AttributesThis course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below: Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their awardEmployable, innovative and enterprisingGlobally awareLearning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Any 60 points
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Due to the interactive nature of the course, certain lectures (or parts of lectures) for INOV200-21S1 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Assessment in this course is designed to encourage and measure critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, adaptability, creativity and communication which are all essential skills and characteristics of successful innovators.
Kelley, Tom , Kelley, David;
Creative confidence : unleashing the creative potential within us all
William Collins, 2015 (Other course readings will be supplied).
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesA summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document. You should also read the following:• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744• General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtmlDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship