Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation

The Open University

Course Information

Through a mix of study activities and self-selected experiential projects you will develop independent research and online collaborative skills necessary to engage in enterprise and innovation practices in new and existing organisations.

The Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation programme offered by The Open University encourages you to do so by articulating how entrepreneurship and innovation can be used to satisfy individual goals, while contributing to solving societal problems in an ethical and sustainable manner.

By studying this module you will:

– research, create and manage sustainable forms of innovative and entrepreneurial ventures within a range of specialist areas, recognising that specialist areas have to be explored at multiple levels of analysis
– apply core theories, concepts and frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship to understand the strategy, process and operations of enterprises
– discuss the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on society, both at a conceptual and a practical level, including ethics and sustainability, economic and social benefits to you, the economy and local communities
– distinguish the responsibilities of founders, managers, employees and directors within particular types of sustainable enterprises and innovations.
Vocational relevance

By studying this module, you will gain the ability to:

– negotiate, influence, and agree roles and rewards within founder teams in entrepreneurial settings, doing so in a legitimate ethical manner
– appropriately plan and solve problems in entrepreneurial and innovative settings
– deploy effective networking and persuasive communication skills
– work independently and as part of a collaborative virtual team to develop attributes and capabilities for entrepreneurial success in a complex and changing environment
– undertake independent research to inform practice within your area of specialism
– critically evaluate and reflect on your own career development objectives.

Scholarship Option

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