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N14G01 Creative Problem Solving
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  11/12

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Joint MSc Entrepreneurship Programme Students and Business School MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to compliance with module choice requirements, as listed in the degree programme specification. In addition, other MA/MSc students meeting pre-requisites and subject to the discretion of the Director of MSc Programmes. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The course will introduce students to the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, the creative process, knowledge management practices and the nature of entrepreneurship. Having established the cricual link between creativity, entrepreneurship and economic development the course proceeds with the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, entrepreneurship and economic development the course proceeds with the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, the creative process and modern knowledge management practices supported by case studies and examples of successful applications. Students will be introduced to a variety of creative problem solving techniques and learn how to apply these techniques in the context of the development, evaluation and application of ideas and concepts with commercial potential.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week3 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
The module will be taught over 10 weeks, 3 hours per week. Classes will involve lectures, discussions, group and team work. Please note all non-lectures will be timetabled in the Business School

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 50 Individual Coursework (2,500 words) 
Project 1 25 Team Project Report (1,500 words) 
Presentation 1 25 Team Presentation (15 mins, with 10 mins Q&A) 

Convenor: 
Dr L Martin

Education Aims:  To encourage students to develop an understanding of entrepreneurial creativity through theoretical analysis and the use of creative problem solving techniques. The module will enable students to generate, evaluate and apply new ideas and concepts within a business planning process. Students will also experience creative problem solving techniques, reflect upon appropriate methods for different stages of problem solving techniques, reflect upon appropriate methods for different stages of problem solving and explore the relationship between creative problem solving and entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

Intellectual skills
This module develops:Professional practical skills
This module develops:Transferable (key) skills
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Offering School:  Business School


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