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Creative Problem Solving

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Module Convenor:  Christopher Carter

Module Content:
The course will introduce students to the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, the
creative process, knowledge management practices and the nature of
entrepreneurship. Having established the crucial link between creativity,
entrepreneurship and economic development the course proceeds with the latest
thinking in the areas of creativity, entrepreneurship and economic development the
course proceeds with the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, the creative
process and modern knowledge management practices supported by case studies
and examples of successful applications. Students will be introduced to a variety of
creative problem solving techniques and learn how to apply these techniques in the
context of the development, evaluation and application of ideas and concepts with
commercial potential; consider the evaluation of business ideas that translate existing business models into new national contexts.

Module Aims:
To encourage students to develop an understanding of entrepreneurial creativity through theoretical analysis and the use of creative problem solving techniques. The module will enable students to generate, evaluate and apply new ideas and concepts within a business planning process. Students will also experience creative problem solving techniques, reflect upon appropriate methods for different stages of problem solving techniques, reflect upon appropriate methods for different stages of problem solving and explore the relationship between creative problem solving and entrepreneurship.

Module Assessment:
Individual Coursework (3,500 words) (50%); Team Presentation (15 minutes, with 10 minutes Q&A) (25%); Team Project Report (1,500 words) (25%)


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Nottingham University Business School

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