Nottingham, United Kingdom

Design and Innovation in Business

when 12 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1650

Get ahead of the competition and stand out from the crowd in today’s business world by being able to demonstrate your idea generation and problem - solving skills.

This course is aimed at business and marketing students who wish to enhance their creativity by combining techniques from the design and marketing professions to generate new and innovative ideas and solutions.

In this course you will:


explore the business case for creativity in the workplace;
work in teams to solve simple design problems;
explore how to incorporate innovation in everyday business practices;
look at consumer behaviour and current marketing trends;
learn how to improve your project management and leadership skills;
be actively involved in creative studio design projects;
consider prototyping and sketch modelling to present your concepts;
develop a personal project; and
attend lectures on marketing and learn how to launch a new product.

Target group

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate business or marketing course and wish to enhance your creativity and design thinking.

Course aim

Upon completing the course, you will have a project that demonstrates your awareness of design, marketing, branding and business thinking, which you can present in teams to your tutors and fellow students.

You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the need for creativity and change in today’s business environment and knowledge of idea generation techniques, and the ability to use basic sketching and modelling techniques to present concepts effectively.

It will also give you the skills to manage a project effectively.

Credits info

7.5 EC
15 UK credits / 7.5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1650: 10% early-bird tuition fee discount is available to students applying and paying before March 31 2021. Apply for two courses (4 weeks) and receive a 20% tuition fee discount off your second course!
GBP 555: On-campus accommodation for three-weeks in a single room with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living space. For off-campus accommodation (10 minute walk) the price is £435 for three-weeks - as above rooms are single, ensuite with shared kitchen and living spaces. Both have 24 hour security.