Innovation & Entrepreneurship in a Digital Society

Summary

The student creates an overview and explores theories and methods for innovation in general and innovation in a digital context in particular. The student also develops a broad understanding and a critical approach to how innovation and digital transformation affect society and its conditions.

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 180 credits in the subject of computer science or related and relevant subjects. Examples of such subjects include computer and information science, information systems, interaction design, human-computer interaction and media technology.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming, system development or equivalent.
  3. Knowledge equivalent to English 6 at the Swedish upper secondary level.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020

Course Code:
DA620E revision 1.3
Swedish name:
Innovation & entreprenörskap i ett digitalt samhälle
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
21 August 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 February 2019

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 180 credits in the subject of computer science or related and relevant subjects. Examples of such subjects include computer and information science, information systems, interaction design, human-computer interaction and media technology.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming, system development or equivalent.
  3. Knowledge equivalent to English 6 at the Swedish upper secondary level.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the programme Computer Science: Innovation for change in a digital society and can be included in a Master's degree in Computer Science (120 credits)

Purpose

The student creates an overview and explores theories and methods for innovation in general and innovation in a digital context in particular. The student also develops a broad understanding and a critical approach to how innovation and digital transformation affect society and its conditions.

Contents

The course includes current approaches to innovation and change management, as well as different types of considerations in relation to these. In the course, students study:

  • Innovation (including social innovation)
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship (including social entrepreneurship)
  • Change management
  • Society's digitalisation
  • Ethics, sustainability, transparency and integrity

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Once the course is completed, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • central and relevant concepts and methods, such as innovation, entrepreneurship and change management,
  • digitalisation and its impact in society, as well as challenges related to digitalisation, and
  • ethics and sustainability (social, economic and environmental) related to innovation for change in a digital society.
Competence and abilities
Once the course is completed, the student shall be able to demonstrate:
  • competence and ability to provide situation-specific proposals for changes in relation to digital transformation, and
  • the ability to verbally and in writing clearly describe and discuss his or her conclusions in dialogue with different groups.
Evaluation abilities and approach
Once the course is completed, the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
  • relate to the constraints and opportunities of innovation, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship and digitalisation and evaluate these in relation to ethics and sustainability, and
  • evaluate information and critically reflect on the theories and reasoning that are discussed within the course.

Learning activities

During the course a number of lectures/seminars are conducted. Large parts of the course are carried out in the form of independent study and group work.

Assessments

Grading is based on oral and written examination, including active participation, through the following elements:

  1. Written assignments - 5 credits - UA
  2. Group work - 5 credits - UA
  3. Report - 5 credits - UA
Requirements for pass grade (A-E): Pass in all elements. Final course grade is weighted according to:
  • Written assignments: 1
  • Group work: 1
  • Report: 3

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

The course has no specific course literature instead, the material will be available via the learning platform.
The student searches for and selects relevant literature for each assignment.

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,
Patrik Berander, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657622

Application

30 August 2021 - 07 November 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule Application code: mau-08426

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 24000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 24000 SEK

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31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 24000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 24000 SEK