Critical Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP1BB0174

Course Description:The course provides the students with an understanding of the characteristics, attitudes associated with, behaviour, processes for enterprise creation and the entrepreneur. It enables students to improve their critical thinking, scan the market for opportunities, generate interesting business ideas and develop growth oriented businesses – whether for profit or not for profit.

The course carrying 4 credits, will comprise of the following modules.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity, Innovation and Opportunity Identification
  • Entrepreneurship: Introduction
  • Entrepreneurial Mind
  • Indian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

Assessment Pattern (Tentative)


Case Study on an Entrepreneur – Individual Assessment


Opportunity Identification and Feasibility Testing – Group Project


End Term Exam


Suggested Readings

  • Basham, G., Irwin, W., Nardone, H., Wallace, J. (2011). Critical Thinking: A students introduction (4th edition). McGraw Hill.
  • Drucker, P. (2006). Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practices and Principles. Harper Collins.
  • Hisrich, R.D., Manimala, M.J., Peters, M.P., Shepherd, D.A. (2017). Entrepreneurship (9th edition). McGraw Hill Education.
  • Mitra, J. (2020). Indian Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Current State of Affairs. Springer.
  • Shukla, M. (2020). Social Entrepreneurship in India: Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism. Sage Publications.
  • Timmons, J. and Spinelli, S. (2017). New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. McGraw Hill Education