Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity - SP858

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 3)
Autumn 7 15 (7.5) DR T Viki checkmark-circle


This module focuses on helping students develop the skills of working in an innovative environment as a social scientist. Innovation has become important to organisations. The practice of hypothesis-driven or Lean Innovation provides a unique role for the social scientist within start-ups and large organisations. During this module, you learn about the theory and practice of innovation and work with a team on validating a product idea.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

35 hours.



Compulsory for the MSc in Organisational Psychology

Method of assessment

100% Coursework. Formed of a class presentation (20%) and a business report (80%).

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at http://resourcelists.kent.ac.uk/index.html

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1. Understand the contemporary work environment, the need for innovation and the role of the organisational psychologist and demonstrate understanding through critical evaluation.
8.2. Demonstrate practically and theoretically an understanding of the important role of the political, social, technological, and economic environment in entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing upon established and new theories in the field.
8.3. Develop and critically demonstrate a thorough understanding of the process of hypothesis driven innovation and business model design, and its application.
8.4. Understand and demonstrate critically how to develop and validate an entrepreneurial or innovative business idea with customers.
8.5. Demonstrate how to choose the right metrics to track the potential success of a business idea.
8.6. Present and pitch validated business or research ideas to investors, managers, and/or funders

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1. Critically reflect on key themes with oral discussion and written analysis
9.2. Creatively evaluate and generalise appropriately
9.3. Select and synthesise complex materials, through organising, developing, and evaluating relevance
9.4. Systematically approach problem solving, individually and as part of a group, also using appropriate information technology
9.5. Plan work and study independently, through personal development and time management
9.6. Communicate persuasively, through written assessment and oral discussions
9.7. Cooperate within a team, and recognise the contribution of self and others.
9.8. Understand the statistical analysis conducted by others, and its limits


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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