MGT8040 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
The new world economy requires nations to harness, develop and preserve their capabilities to innovate and to be entrepreneurial. Mention is frequently made of the 'entrepreneurial revolution', signifying the fact that the ability to innovate and be entrepreneurial has become a powerful economic force across the globe. Entrepreneurial endeavour is a prerequisite for economic growth and entrepreneurs and small business leaders constitute a significant contributing force to economic activity in general and job creation in particular. However - entrepreneurship is not only about new ventures or small business organisations. An increasingly volatile and global environment is forcing organisations from small to extremely large to be more responsive and innovative in order to maintain or improve competitiveness internationally. You as a leader or manager of an organisation(s), therefore, have to deliberately work towards establishing organisational environments that are well aligned with this new environment. This calls for leadership and managerial competencies that can unleash the creative potential and individual and collective innovative thinking and capabilities of all organisational members and stakeholders. This course is aimed at developing your entrepreneurial capabilities as a current, future leader or manager, with a particular emphasis also on your creative and innovative abilities. Through developing your knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurial endeavour and enhancing your capabilities to be creative and innovative, this course serves to lay the foundation for enhancing your chances of entrepreneurial success in the new world economy.