Managing Technology & Innovation Strategy - 2016

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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 2016: Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Analysis Task (20%) , Assignment (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

This unit will develop the knowledge and skills required of executive leadership in managing technology and innovation. You will develop and apply strategic innovation and technology management to promote sustainable business performance, research and design solutions to enhance decision making, and effectively lead and manage innovation at an executive level.

You will examine key literature in three areas: strategic technology management, strategic innovation and strategic integration of innovation, and technology management. This course also emphasises the importance of the practice of sound business ethics as organisations seek to achieve their technology and innovation goals and objectives.

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

  1. Apply contemporary business knowledge to create a strategic plan to manage the disruptive nature of technology.
  2. Research business innovation and technology management strategies to develop solutions for business problems.
  3. Reflect on and apply design thinking to develop creative technological and innovative business opportunities through prototyping and testing business ideas.
  • Analysis Task (20%)
  • Assignment (50%)
  • Research Assignment (30%)

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