In today’s globally and digitally competitive organisations, there is a drive towards being creative through their brands, products, and services. Businesses must remain committed to their customer and provide quality and efficiency in what they produce and provide. In addition, managers and employees within organisations must also be innovative and enterprising.
This 10-week course highlights enterprising and creative activities within a business, and the impact this has on managers and their key functions.
Several themes and topics of relevance are encountered. These include:
In response to the assessment strategy outlined by this module, the student will complete:
This course is developed in accordance with the UWS Graduate Attributes and helps those to develop the skills, qualities and abilities which will prepare them for success both out with university and beyond their period of study at UWS.
Target audience & pre-requisites
This module is aimed at anyone working in a managerial role. While there are no formal pre-requisites for this, it is expected that participants have practical experience in managing business and innovation. This is an SCQF Level 10 module, and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits. Participants will also receive certification to demonstrate completion of the course.
This course will last for 10 weeks. Participants are required to attend 1 x 2-hour online live session each week, alongside completing online learning on our virtual learning environment. A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.
Dr Robert Crammond is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). His academic interests lie in enterprise and entrepreneurship education and progressing contemporary, enterprise-centric stakeholder theory. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Dr Crammond also teaches and coordinates across many disciplines, including subjects such as organisational behaviours and stakeholder relationships, leadership theory and practice, human resource management, organisational development and addressing business and managerial research skills.
NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.
Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.
To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland. If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.