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BUSM 2049: Creative and Innovative Thinkers

What is BUSM 2049: Creative and Innovative Thinkers?

The Creative and Innovative Thinkers subject explores how to use creativity and innovation skills to solve real world problems and provides students with opportunities to work on projects directly with industry.

Through practical, hands-on activities, students work through ideas using well-recognised and used tools and techniques. Innovation and creativity skills are highly sought after globally across all sectors. Creativity is increasingly important as a fundamental differentiating skill for graduates and ranks in the top three employability skills.

This subject is recommended for all students in all programs who want to establish continuous collaborative engagement with industry and grow personal, career, self-employment and networking opportunities.

Study Mode

Hybrid subject comprising of in-person and virtual classes. 

Available campuses

The Benefits

Skills learnt throughout the subject

Students will develop core entrepreneurial skills and enhance their work readiness by creating and designing solutions to solve complex, real-world challenges such as:

Analytical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving


Team Building

Active Learning



Market research & analysis

Design & digital skills



Program Structure

Your Career

Whether you come from a humanities, science, psychology or business background – innovation is happening all the time in every sector.

As a Western graduate studying creativity and innovation, you can look forward to career opportunities including:

  • Executive in a commercial or government organisation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Founder of a startup/new venture

Apply now and enhance your career opportunities

So why should you should join?

Equip yourself for the future of work