Course overview

This course focuses upon developing understanding of how social theory has contributed to understanding entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is analysed from multiple disciplines (for example, psychology, sociology, and economics) to help you establish the connections between individual and group creativity, organisational emergence and institutional conditions that support entrepreneurial value creation.

The course culminates in a process when you identify, evaluate and pitch a novel entrepreneurial opportunity. Through case studies, prototyping exercises, directed reading and discussions, the module will enable you to develop your creative problem solving abilities. These are vital for the development, evaluation and application of ideas and concepts with commercial potential.

Learning outcomes

By end the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Think critically and be creative: manage the creative processes in self and others; organise thoughts, analyse, synthesise and critically appraise. This includes the capability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, identify implicit values, define terms adequately and generalise appropriately.
  • Solve complex problems and make decisions: establish criteria, using appropriate decision-making techniques including identifying, formulating and solving business problems; and the ability to create, identify and evaluate options; the ability to implement and review decisions.

Key facts

Course Dates
5 days
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
Course Provider
University of Nottingham
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
University of Nottingham
Mixed Cohort
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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