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ES956 - Innovation

  • Module code: ES956
  • Module name: Innovation
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module introduces a variety of concepts models and frameworks to enable participants to understand and critically evaluate the nature of creativity and innovation and how an appropriate strategy, organisational culture and individual approach can be established and maintained in order to facilitate an innovation in an organisation, within the context and environment in which they operate. The concepts and models discussed can be used to help those within manufacturing to understand and derive appropriate approaches to adopt creative and innovative thinking which aligns with and supports the strategic objectives and direction of the organisation as a whole. The module addresses the nature of creativity and innovation, the complexity of business and the importance of scenario planning and systems thinking in order to help derive strategies which foster an innovative environment. It also examines the nature and effect of leadership, organizational life cycle, team and individual dynamics to understand how these influence creativity.

Other essential notes

Part-Time MSc

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES956-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
15 CATS (Module code: ES956-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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