BMGT45140 Creative Problem Solving in Organisations

Academic Year 2023/2024

Creativity is the foundation of innovation, and innovation is critical for organisations to continually meet the needs of society and to compete in a global marketplace.

This module is designed to develop participants’ creative problem-solving skills in workplace contexts that require both originality and utility. Participants will develop their ability to organise and lead for creative solutions, and to explore their own creative solutions to problems ranging from internal change and process improvements, to creation of new products and development of new markets.

In this highly interactive and experiential module, much of the class time is devoted to hands-on application of a validated creative problem-solving technique. This practical foundation is combined with readings, cases, and classroom discussions that develop participants’ understanding of the leadership and organisational requirements needed for creativity and innovation more generally.

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Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module, participants will be able to:

1. Identify workplace issues for which creative solutions can be devised

2. Identify appropriate techniques for developing creative solutions to a variety of issues

3. Develop, on their own and in teams, creative solutions that can be executed in the workplace

4. Understand the theory and conceptual foundations of creativity in organisational settings

5. Apply creativity theories and concepts to the design and leadership of organisations

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Reflective Essay (Individual assignment) Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: Case Study Analysis 1 (Individual assignment) Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment: Creative Product Service Prototype (Individual assignment) Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Applied Research Project (Group assignment) Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: Case Study Analysis 2 (Individual assignment) Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

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