ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Code MGTK744
Coordinator Mrs EI Forrester
Management School
E.Forrester@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

      30

54
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 46
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
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Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
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opportunity
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Individual report Reassessment Opportunity: new assignment with the same brief Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes  -1500 words    50       
Individual reflection on group activities Reassessment Opportunity: 750-word individual report to critically evaluate the concepts of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation and delineate the key  -750 words    25       
Individual portfolio of evidence Reassessment Opportunity: 1000-word individual reflective report on their personal learning from the module Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies  -1000 words    25       

Aims

This module aims to:

Develop students’ ability to critically select and apply theories, concepts or frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship to address complex organisational challenges;

Develop students’ ability to identify and evaluate individual and organisational barriers to innovating and entrepreneurship in a variety of contexts;

Enable students to apply their knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship to develop and / or evaluate business concepts and plans;

Provide students with opportunities and skills required to critically reflect on their management and leadership style and their own capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Learning Outcomes

(LE1) A lifelong learner.
Students will have opportunities to practice skills of self-reflection on their management skills and their capacity for creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation.

(LE2) A team player.
In class assignments for students will require them to work in groups and manage the interaction and relationships with other group members. In doing so, they will gain experience in negotiation, persuasion, influencing and managing conflict.

(LO1) Students will be able to critically select and apply theories, concepts or frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship to analyse organisational challenges.

(LO2) Students will be able to identify and evaluate individual and organisational barriers to innovating and entrepreneurship in a variety of contexts.

(LO3) Students will be able to apply their knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship to develop and / or evaluate business concepts and plans.

(LO4) Students will be able critically reflect on their management and leadership style and their own capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.

(LRE1) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have opportunities to develop their communication skills through group discussions and coursework where they communicate ideas and arguments based on their reading and inquiry.

(LRE2) Organised and able to work under pressure.
This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and ability to meet deadlines.

(LRE3) Flexible and adaptable.
Students will explore the changing nature of work, organisations and the global environment. The module will provide them with opportunities to develop the skills needed to be flexible and adaptable such as group-working and experiential learning.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will primarily be delivered through a series of e-lectures, delivered through a variety of methods, covering key topics, theories and case examples. These will be supported by individual online task such as, case studies, blogs, collaborative tasks and discussion boards, which will be used to develop and apply learning. These activities will be moderated by the module instructor. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 30 hours
Description: The asynchronous e-lecture and interactive class activity will equate to 5 hours per week over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

The pedagogical approach of the module is designed to encourage the active engagement of students in an experiential learning process. This is done explicitly through a series of synchronous seminars where students will engage in group work e xercises such as creative thinking challenges. In these seminars, students will be introduced to a topic and given exercises to work through together to complete the task and develop their skills. The dates and times of the synchronous seminars will be confirmed at the start of the module (if there are issues with time zones another session will be provided). The synchronous sessions will focus on peer interaction, discussion and questions, with the module instructor participating as a coach and mentor. These sessions will be recorded and moderated by the module instructor.

Scheduled Directed student hours: 24 hours
Description: The synchronous seminars will equate to 4 hours a week over 6 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Self-directed learning hours: 46 hours
Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, and independent research into areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship that are relevant to the module syllabus, aims and learning outcomes.


Syllabus

 

Concepts of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Corporate Innovation and Creativity including: managing corporate innovation - processes tools and approaches, open innovation, design thinking, organising for innovation - the ambidextrous organisation, fostering a culture for creativity and innovation and corporate intrapreneurship.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Society including: public sector innovation, globalisation of innovation and sustainable development, impact of the external environment on entrepreneurship and innovation e.g. in Liverpool, social entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship including: entrepreneurial characteristics and mind-set, business planning - traditional and lean start-up approaches including the Business Model Canvas, generating ideas and concept development, business model development and sources of funding, managing growth.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.