GRA 2207 Managing Creativity and Innovation

GRA 2207 Managing Creativity and Innovation

Course code: 
GRA 2207
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Jon Erland B Lervik
Course name in Norwegian: 
Managing Creativity and Innovation
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Leadership and Change
Semester: 
2021 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Managing creativity and innovation is a course that will provide an overview of contemporary research and practice based knowledge of the most important topics, concepts, and contributions within creativity and innovation management. The course will deal with three main questions: 1) What characterize processes of creativity and innovation in organizational settings and 2) what can leaders, professionals, employees, and organizations in general do to facilitate learning, creativity and innovation processes within and around their organizations.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students will obtain an in-depth understanding of contemporary research evidence-based knowledge in the integrated fields of creativity and innovation management, and get an overview of the most important topics, concepts, and contributions within this field.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Students will gain profiency in contextual and situated application of diverse theoretical perspectives to make sense of ambiguous, complex creativity and innovation processes. Students are expected to use judgment and analytic skills to select appropriate theories to guide analysis, evaluation, and action planning in different organizational contexts. They should know how research in this field may be conducted, and see how this knowledge may be applied to real life situations. 

General Competence

The students should be able to explain role of creativity and innovation in today’s knowledge economy, and justify context-sensitive approaches to designing and leading organizations to enable creativity and innovation. 

Course content

Learning to manage creativity and innovation

Processes of creativity and innovation

Creative industries, innovative cities and regions

Individual creativity

Creative teams

Co-creation, experimentation and design thinking

Leaders’ role in enabling innovation

Organization design for innovation

Open Innovation

Business model innovation

Innovation for sustainability transformations

Teaching and learning activities

The course is structured as a combination of lectures, discussions, in-class activities (e.g., case studies), and compulsory student presentations. It requires substantial amount of preparation by the students and active involvement during class.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component is graded by using points on a scale from 0-100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the examination code (course). Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam elements will get a lower grade or may fail the course. You will find detailed information about the point system and the cut off points with reference to the letter grades when the course starts.

At resit, all exam components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course.

Qualifications

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Covid-19 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching 

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA22071
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
30No 1 Semester(s)Group (4 - 7)Each group to hand-in several shorter written assignments related to selected sessions in the course.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation and discussion
Exam code:
GRA22071
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
10No1 Semester(s)Group (4 - 7)Student groups present a case study of managing creativity & innovation. This can be based on online resources, an academic article, or a teaching case. The presentation should provide a rich, nuanced description of facts and a discussion relating the case to relevant theoretical perspectives.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA22071
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
60No3 Day(s)Individual Home exam
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (4-7)
Duration: 1 Semester(s)
Comment:Each group to hand-in several shorter written assignments related to selected sessions in the course.
Exam code:GRA22071
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation and discussion
Weight:10
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (4-7)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Student groups present a case study of managing creativity & innovation. This can be based on online resources, an academic article, or a teaching case. The presentation should provide a rich, nuanced description of facts and a discussion relating the case to relevant theoretical perspectives.
Exam code:GRA22071
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:3 Day(s)
Comment: Home exam
Exam code: GRA22071
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
36 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
36 Hour(s)
Submission(s)
40 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
24
Examination
24 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
160

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.