Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
1614 GBP/full
1614 GBP/full
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The Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation programme offered by The Open University UK provides you with intermediate/advanced conceptual and practical learning in entrepreneurship and innovation in different specialist sectors. 

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Through a mix of study activities and self-selected experiential projects you will develop independent research and online collaborative skills necessary to engage in enterprise and innovation practices in new and existing organisations. 

The Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation  programme offered by The Open University UK  encourages you to do so by articulating how entrepreneurship and innovation can be used to satisfy individual goals, while contributing to solving societal problems in an ethical and sustainable manner.

By studying this module you will:

  • research, create and manage sustainable forms of innovative and entrepreneurial ventures within a range of specialist areas, recognising that specialist areas have to be explored at multiple levels of analysis
  • apply core theories, concepts and frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship to understand the strategy, process and operations of enterprises
  • discuss the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on society, both at a conceptual and a practical level, including ethics and sustainability, economic and social benefits to you, the economy and local communities
  • distinguish the responsibilities of founders, managers, employees and directors within particular types of sustainable enterprises and innovations.

Vocational relevance

By studying this module, you will gain the ability to:

  • negotiate, influence, and agree roles and rewards within founder teams in entrepreneurial settings, doing so in a legitimate ethical manner
  • appropriately plan and solve problems in entrepreneurial and innovative settings
  • deploy effective networking and persuasive communication skills
  • work independently and as part of a collaborative virtual team to develop attributes and capabilities for entrepreneurial success in a complex and changing environment
  • undertake independent research to inform practice within your area of specialism
  • critically evaluate and reflect on your own career development objectives.

Programme Structure

This module consists of four blocks of study:

  •  Societal impacts of entrepreneurship and innovation 
  • Researching entrepreneurship and innovation
  •  Sustainable Enterprise Challenge 
  •  Module summary and revision

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This module assumes that you have the necessary knowledge and experience of innovation and entrepreneurship. This could be gained from successful prior study of Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century (U101) and Exploring innovation and entrepreneurship (B205). You'll find this module more straightforward if you complete B205 first.
  • Alternatively, for those studying towards an engineering qualification your knowledge and experience of technological innovation and team working from study at OU levels 1 and 2 will be applicable. Studying this module without first completing one of the above options, and without any other experience of entrepreneurship and innovation you will need the time to do additional studies. A list of Additional Resources has been created, which includes some of the key study that you can complete prior to the individual study activities in B327.

Tuition Fee

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    1614 GBP/full
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