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 what we like to call ‘personal enterprise skills’ – the innate ability to adapt to whatever life throws at you, professionally and personally.
Whether you are studying health, engineering, science, business or arts you can add innovation and enterprise electives to your degree to gain new, adaptable and transferrable skills that will equip you for changes in the global job market. Or you can choose to study a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Letters or Bachelor of Design and Technology and specialise in innovation and enterprise.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll be career-ready and empowered to make your mark on the world.
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:
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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise)
SATAC code: 234901
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.