INOV200-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Opportunities: Here, There and Everywhere

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Students are introduced to the entrepreneurial worldview that opportunities for innovation can be found across geographic, socioeconomic, industry, and cultural boundaries. Students must demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset through which they constantly seek to recognize innovation opportunities, across multiple contexts. Students are required to identify innovation opportunities that are local, national, and international in scope.

Innovation courses focus on equipping students with five core competencies (critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, opportunity recognition, and communication), and preparing them to be competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. This course will provide students with a people centric, collaborative, optimistic and experimental way of working to identify and create opportunities to help solve complex problems. It is a pragmatic approach that aims to nurture deep curiosity about an issue, unleash creativity in how to approach it, and ensure clarity when it comes to implementing a solution.

The estimated workload breakdown for INOV200S1 is:

Activities Hours
Lectures 24
Weekly reflective journal  submissions 10
Critical analysis 30
Applied group project 55
Exam Preparation 25
Lecture Preparation 6
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:

  • Describe and apply a user centred process for opportunity recognition, creation and development.
  • Identify opportunities found across multiple contexts including geographical, socioeconomic, industry and cultural boundaries.
  • Demonstrate a range of user centred discovery and understanding tools to develop insight into an opportunity.
  • Create and evaluate a range of innovative solutions in response to areas of opportunity.
  • Construct and deliver a compelling message, both written and verbally, in order to build support for an innovative solution.

    Learning Objectives, BCom

  • Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.
  • Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.
  • Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.
  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 60 points

Timetable Note

Due to the interactive nature of the course, certain lectures (or parts of lectures) for INOV200-23S1 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nadeera Ranabahu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Critical Analysis 15% Critical Analysis
Weekly Reflective Journal Submissions 10% Weekly Reflective Journal Submissions
Applied Group Project 31 May 2023 40% Applied Group Project
Final Examination 35% Final Examination

Assessment in this course is designed to encourage and measure critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, adaptability, creativity and communication which are all essential skills and characteristics of successful innovators.

The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, student does not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to for further information.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator
1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and
2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Kelley, Tom , Kelley, David; Creative confidence : unleashing the creative potential within us all ; Paperback edition; William Collins, 2015 (Other course readings will be supplied).


Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class.  Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep.  The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page
General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All INOV200 Occurrences

  • INOV200-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023