The MPhil Inclusive Innovation is a one-year modular programme designed to be a collaboration between GSB faculty and student innovators. The MPhil curriculum is structured around three main components: learning, engaging, and reflecting and creating - this can be referred to as praxeology (the study of purposeful human action).
The programme provides a foundation in the fundamentals of inclusive innovation, as well as the challenges facing those working on social and environmental issues. A typical class flows from student presentations and group feedback to focusing on topics such as values-based leadership, business model innovation, social entrepreneurship, systems thinking, and design thinking.
From the start of the programme, innovators identify a problem of interest and start developing a deep understanding of the context behind the issue they'd like to address. They conduct independent research, including a literature review, field studies, interviews, observations and assessment of market needs. This scholarly approach leads to a fuller understanding of the practical possibilities for contributing to the issue concerned.
Personal reflections and peer-to-peer feedback all help to spur the intellectual development of inclusive innovators and their ideas.
NOTE: The dissertation is the only examinable outcome of the programme, but attendance at all four modules in compulsory.
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