Management of Technology and Innovation - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Report1 (40%) , Report2 (60%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

This unit examines the role of entry level managers in the management of technology and innovation in national and international business. The unit includes an examination of the literature concerning managing business innovation and discusses technology management, including the management and commercialisation of incremental, emerging and disruptive technologies in ethical and sustainable ways. The unit shows the need for the integration of business innovation and technology management. In this unit, you are asked to reflect on the knowledge and skill required of managers to apply innovation and technology management strategies and techniques to enhance ethical decision making and sustainable business performance.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Manage business innovation and technology challenges in business both nationally and internationally
  2. Research and evaluate data to inform and support decision making that contributes to the effective management of technology, change and innovation
  3. Reflect on the knowledge and skill required of managers to make ethical and sustainable business decisions in relation to technology and innovation
  4. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  • Report1 (40%)
  • Report2 (60%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to business innovation
2Innovation management 1
3Innovation management 2
4Technology management 1
5Technology management 2
6R&D management
8Emerging and disruptive technologies 1
9Emerging and disruptive technologies 2
10Transferring emerging technologies to the market
11Innovation tools and methodologies
12CLN presentations

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