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Innovation and Enterprise

At Flinders University, we recognise that careers are evolving and the workplace of the future will look very different from today.

Our new suite of innovation and enterprise electives and courses prepare you for the careers of tomorrow by developing ‘personal enterprise skills’ – the innate ability to adapt to whatever life throws at you, professionally and personally.

No matter what course you are studying, these electives will enhance your study experience and help you to gain adaptable and transferrable skills to equip you for future changes in the global job market. You can also study a Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Letters or Bachelor of Design & Technology and specialise in innovation and enterprise topics.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be career-ready and empowered to make your mark on the world.

Innovation and Enterprise Electives

No matter what career or profession you are going into, being more creative and appreciating how and why modern organisations function the way that they do will help you to be more valuable, more employable, more innovative, and more entrepreneurial.

To add Innovation and Enterprise electives to your study this semester log in to the Student System using your Flinders Student ID number and password, select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab and select Innovation and Enterprise topics (any topics with codes starting with INNO) using the plus and minus icons.

If you’re studying Humanities, Education, Law and Social and Behavioural Sciences enrol in:

INNO 1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking:

Recognising Opportunities

Discover how individuals and organisations come up with creative and valuable ideas that have an impact on the world. No matter what career or profession you are going into, being more creative and understanding how modern organisations grow will help you to be more valuable, more employable, more innovative, and more entrepreneurial.

If you’re studying Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Science and Engineering enrol in:

INNO1002 Entrepreneurial Thinking:

Science and Technology Development and Commercialisation

Having an impact with a technological or scientific innovation involves much more than technology development and research. Learn the critical perspectives and practical skills needed to help you think entrepreneurially, manage the innovation process and understand the salient business issues involved in commercialising your idea and maximising its impact.

Most courses will allow you to enrol in elective or option topics, which are available from across the University, or from a pre-determined list. Read your course rule or seek advice from your course coordinator to help you choose the right topics.

Other Electives

INNO1003 Crowd, Cloud and Open Innovation:

Leveraging your Ecosystem for Innovation

Learn how the opportunities and challenges posed by the digital economy, technological connectedness, big data and analytics, crowd sourced innovation and crowdfunding are driving organisations to strategically harness the power of the crowd and the cloud.

INNO3002 New Venture Creation:

Entrepreneurial Strategies, Resources and Teams

Learn how to create, recognise and take advantage of new opportunities. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or interested in learning how to build and grow new ventures, this topic will inspire you to “think big” and “think outside the box”.

INNO2001  Social Entrepreneurship:

Doing Good While Doing Well

Explore social entrepreneurship as a lever for improving the world and as a lens to understand business and strategy. Learn how the principles of social entrepreneurship can help individuals and organisations solve pressing social, environmental and economic problems whilst, at the same time, driving competitive advantage and growth.

INNO 3003 Funding Your Ideas:

Pitching and Funding Corporate and Entrepreneurial Ventures

Learn how to see your idea or new venture through the eyes of an investor. This topic will help you assess your idea’s financial viability, identify potential funding options and develop the relevant funding pitch, be that a crowd funding video, a business plan for a bank, an angel or VC pitch or a government grant application.

INNO2002 Emerging Market Innovation

Learn how to “Do Good while Doing Well”.

This topic explores how we can learn from emerging markets to develop novel solutions, disruptive business models and “frugal” innovation strategies that deliver world-class products and services in extremely resource-constrained settings and result in inclusive growth and shared prosperity

INNO3004 New Product Innovation:

The Journey from Inception to Launch

Explore the analytical, decision-making and planning concepts involved in new product development (NPD). Understand how organisations, large and small, plan and implement new product launch strategies and learn how to apply new product management concepts to real-world situations.

INNO3001 Innovation that Works:

Building Innovative Business Models

Business Models define how organisations create and capture value and are critical to the planning and execution of new and existing ventures. Using the business model canvas methodology, learn how to generate insights and provide concrete, practical advice and techniques for successfully implementing innovative ideas via appropriate and novel business models.

To add Innovation and Enterprise electives to your study this semester log in to the Student System using your Flinders Student ID number and password, select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab and select Innovation and Enterprise topics (any topics with codes starting with INNO) using the plus and minus icons.

New courses for 2017 in Innovation and Enterprise

We have some exciting new offerings for you in 2017. Flinders’ new innovation and enterprise courses are powered by Fox School of Business, a US top ten business school for entrepreneurship* and cutting edge online teaching.  Each topic is embedded with the philosophy of Flinders New venture Institute, our innovation and entrepreneurial arm.

We’ll prepare you for graduate success by providing you with the skills necessary to enhance your creativity, understand and embrace innovation, and think like an entrepreneur. You’ll gain an understanding of the forces of disruption, using new technology and business models to succeed in the industries of today, and challenge the industries of tomorrow.

* The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

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NVI is the centre of innovation and entrepreneurship at Flinders. Through their programs and activities they inspire, connect and educate future generations of entrepreneurs and innovators.

Apply for Innovation and Enterprise courses

Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise)
SATAC code: 234741
The Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise) prepares you for the jobs of the future and to deliver enterprising solutions in a world disrupted by technological change. You will receive mentorship from leading entrepreneurs, work with innovative businesses and develop your own ideas. Graduates receive a qualification from Flinders along with certification from Fox School of Business.

Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation
SATAC code: 224771
The Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation is a unique degree blending design, technical and business skills and provides opportunities to design, develop and commercialise advanced technology products or services in a new or existing organisation.

Bachelor of Letters (Innovation and Enterprise)
The Bachelor of Letters prepares you to deliver enterprising solutions in a world disrupted by technological change. This course is available part-time over three years and can be studied alongside any other Flinders Bachelor degree. Or if you’ve already completed a degree, study one year full-time via the graduate entry pathway.

  • Visit: https://stuadmin.flinders.edu.au/student/
  • Enter your student ID and password.
  • Go to: My Application
  • Click: Internal transfer
  • Select: Bachelor of Letters (Innovation & Enterprise)
  • You will receive notification via your student email address.
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Established in 1918 as part of Temple University, the Fox School of Business has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers. Today, it is among the largest, most comprehensive business schools in the world.

Fox aims to create and disseminate knowledge which transforms students in order to face local, national and global challenges.

The Fox School of Business’ mission:

  • Providing competency-driven education, a core component of growth and success.
  • Leveraging knowledge and resources to provide experiential learning, immersion and other collaboration opportunities across programs around the world.
  • Offering the best professional development and career management opportunities.
  • Committing to continuous improvement through stakeholder engagement, industry relations, and assurance of learning across all programs to ensure curricula provides the best possible return on students’ educational investment.
  • Engaging in pioneering research to advance knowledge and to develop scholars through rigorous academic and practice-oriented doctoral education.
  • Linking education, research and outreach efforts to the driving forces of our economy – information technology, globalisation, innovation, entrepreneurship, ethics – and providing high-quality education and student services in traditional and digital learning environments.

The Fox School of Business is thoroughly committed to providing a student-centred education and professional development relevant to today’s digital, global economy. That commitment is reflected in the integration of technology into the curriculum and classroom, and in the encouragement of entrepreneurship and innovation in business and education.