ENIN 340/3.0 Topics in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Examines current innovation and entrepreneurship trends, practices, styles, theories, texts, and discourses. Through online research, assigned readings, and creative assignment, students will engage in creative exploration of innovative products, services, business models, and learn about innovative individuals.
Note: When you search on SOLUS for this course, please use “Entrepreneur & Innov – Ugrad” for the Subject.
Students completing this course will demonstrate their digital creativity, communication skills, and comprehension of key concepts in innovation and intrapreneurship through completing multimodal compositions, online research and writing, multiple choice quizzes, and participating in a collaborative learning community.
Organizations big and small must continuously innovate in order to survive and thrive. Intrapreneurs are those people who adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and apply start-up practices within established organizations. Intrapreneurs are always looking for ways to make things better, and become adept at using creative thinking skills to arrive at new and innovative solutions to persistent problems.
This course will cover creative and critical thinking strategies entrepreneurially-minded employees can use for identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, communicating ideas, securing buy-in from colleagues and leadership teams, and implementing innovations that complement existing organizational structures and advance organizational goals. Learners will develop knowledge on how to navigate the barriers to creating, developing, and sustaining innovative new initiatives within existing organizations. For internal (“corporate”) entrepreneurship to succeed, the individual champions of innovation must be comfortable with uncertainty and risk, and have high levels of human initiative and persistence. Thus this course will also cover related topics of wellness innovation strategies to support intrapreneurial individuals to sustain their resilience, focus, productivity, and success.
TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
There is no required textbook for this course. All articles are online and linked in onQ via Queen’s University Library. The required reading for this course includes popular news articles, excerpts from business trade titles, case studies, and short academic research articles about creativity, innovation, and intrapreneurship from across the disciplines.
Students can expect to spend approximately 120 hours per term in study / practice and online activity for this course.