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Overview

This short course introduces participants to creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management.

Summary

This course introduces participants to an exploration of creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management. The changing understanding of creativity is explored as well as personal approaches to creative problem-solving. The broad nature of innovation is examined especially in terms of organisational culture/climate and new business models. The role of innovation in gaining strategic advantage is introduced.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About

This short course introduces participants to creativity and innovation within the discipline of business and management. The changing understanding of creativity is explored as well as personal approaches to creativity. The broad nature of innovation is examined – especially in terms of organisational culture/climate and new business models. The role of innovation in gaining strategic advantage is introduced.

'Creativity is a driver for innovation and a key factor for the development of personal, occupational, entrepreneurial and social competences and the well-being of all individuals in society.’ (European Year of Creativity and Innovation, 2009). In 2008, the European

Parliament concluded that Europe needed to boost its capacity for Creativity and Innovation for both social and economic reasons. In particular, the need was identified for skills and competences that enable people to embrace change as an opportunity and to be open to new ideas that promote innovation and active participation in a knowledge-based society – a theme central to the Northern Ireland Innovation Strategy for 2014-2025.

Linked programmes

MSc Business Development and Innovation, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – 3000 to 5000 word written report linked to a particular organisational or sector context. This will involve an exploration of context, theory, research and reflection. Assignments must reflect participant organisations or selected organisations and demonstrate the applicability of the theories, frameworks and discussions to specific settings.

Attendance

This course requires attendance on three consecutive days from 9.15am to 5pm on in early March 2018 with a follow-up half-day morning session in mid March 2018 from 9.15am to 12.15pm (dates to be confirmed).

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree (2nd class honours and above).

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 7 March 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

Start dates

  • 7 March 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£573.30
England, Scotland & Wales:
£573.30
International:
£1,103.25

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680