BSc Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The 2018/2019 Academic Year

Year one:

Terms one and two: Study eight core modules and select two elective modules that offer a broad foundation of digital innovation and entrepreneurial concepts, business practice and development.

Term three:  Revision and exams

Year Two:

Terms one and two: You will study a further six core modules and four elective modules. You also begin to study the core topics in depth.

Term three: Revision and exams

Year Three:

Terms one and two: Five core modules and four elective modules. The Digital Innovation Project 2 module runs throughout the year.

Term three: Revision and exams.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the study programme you will be assessed by a mixture of examinations, essays, reports, case-study analyses and group work. 

Work placement 

Extend your degree by a year and carry out a work placement in your third year. We do not organise work placements, however our dedicated CareersPlus team will provide support in making your applications. You would typically work for a company such as IBM or Microsoft in a consulting role.

Your year working should improve your confidence, provide you with a more developed knowledge of business, and improve your personal skills ready to put into practice for your final year at Warwick.

Study Abroad

We also support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Core Practice

CORE (Creative, Organised, Reflective, Enterprising) is an essential module for all Year 1 students. This module aims to help support your transition into the business school environment, by developing your learning style, build your employability skills and encourage personal reflection. Develop your WBS graduate attributes in an open space, virtual and traditional lecture setting.

Data Modelling and Analysis

Gain hands on experience, and an understanding of the role and contribution of databases to digital business. Focus on easy-to-acquire design techniques and begin to explore the concept of Big Data Analytics. You will also learn about a number of different scenarios where advanced tools or modelling may be needed.

Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Develop an understanding of business practice and explore the roles small businesses and entrepreneurial activity play in a technological environment. Learn key innovation and entrepreneurship concepts such as creativity, invention, dominant design and entrepreneurial alertness and demonstrate analytical, critical, and leadership skills through group work.

Digital Ventures

Explore the nature of digital start-ups and develop an understanding of best practices in making digital ventures grow. You will analyse entrepreneurial organisations and develop your communication skills through group work.

Agile Programming

Gain an understanding of the process behind converting an innovative idea into an evolving product in a fast-moving business environment. You will learn the practices of agile software development and prototyping by means of taught sessions and extensive hands on experience.

Design Thinking for Digital Innovation

Learn how design thinking can be used to create digital innovation. You will gain an understanding of every stage of production, from ideation through to customer use.

Business System Analysis

Develop an understanding of the integration between business activity and information systems. Through various hands on exercise you will learn about specific organisational and managerial issues in real-life settings.

Digital Innovation Project 1

Learn how to use collaborative, creative, digital technology design and entrepreneurial skills to develop a new digital innovation concept with real business potential. This is a chance to integrate, apply and extend the knowledge you have gained from the course and work with your classmates as entrepreneurial teams.

Elective Modules x 2

In Year 1 you will choose two elective modules that offer you introductions to a broad range of other core business disciplines and stimulate specialist interests. Your options include a range of subject areas such as economics, accounting, marketing, organisational behaviour and quantitative analysis.

Year 2

Digital Business in Modern Organisations

Explore the importance of technology and digital media as drivers of innovation and business in contemporary organisations. You will learn how to manage information and digital media and discuss their implications for security and the management of resources.

Enterprise Information Systems

This module focuses on the role of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in organisations, and considers the associated issues of business process redesign (BPR) and systems integration. You will be considering management issues rather than technical issues and gain hands-on experience with a current ERP package.

Funding Your Venture

Focus on the different ways digital ventures are funded and the funding process. You will learn about the critical role of funding in entrepreneurship and create a pitch for a new venture.

Project Management

Learn how to develop a strategy for implementing a project in an organisation. Gain an understanding of how to prepare a project budget, plan resources, and assess the special requirements of Information Systems projects.

Business Consulting

Investigate, analyse, understand and propose solutions for business issues, problems and opportunities to client organisations. Learn how to align the strategic goals of a firm with their information system capabilities.

Entrepreneurship and New Businesses

Gain a conceptual understanding of the entrepreneurial development of new businesses. You will learn through comparisons of large and small firms in terms of uncertainty, employment and innovation, and demonstrate teamwork skills through a group presentation.

Elective Modules x 4

In Year 2, you will choose four elective modules from a broad range of business and economics modules as well as other subject areas such as design, governance, human resources, strategy, and foreign language.

Year 3

Digital Innovation Project 2

You will apply what you have learnt throughout the course to an innovation project as the culmination of your studies. This module runs throughout your third year.

Strategy, Platforms and Digital Innovation

Develop your strategic awareness of information systems and how to avoid the worst pitfalls of organisational IT.

Understanding the Entrepreneur

Develop an understanding of the roles that entrepreneurs play in the economy. You will learn about a range of stakeholders including business owner-managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, suppliers and customers, and how they influence public policy.

Open Innovation, Sourcing and Funding

Explore the ideas of openness of innovation and business models. You will study emerging business models which are creating a change in the economy to better fulfil customer needs, through analysing case studies.

Business Data Analytics

Learn how organisations generate and react to business intelligence gathered from structured data and knowledge assets. Understand the principles and success factors for adopting effective enterprise data management systems and interfaces, and for mounting key business intelligence practices.

Elective Modules x 4

In Year 3, you will choose four elective modules from a broad range of business and economics modules as well as other subject areas such as design, governance, human resources, strategy, and foreign language.

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