Advanced Innovation Business Practice - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Group (30-50%) , Reflective Task - Individual (30-40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 3,070.00
HECS 1,368.00
International 3,320.00

Advanced Innovative Business Practice is the first of the two mandatory capstone units of the Bachelor of Business. In this unit, you will work in multidisciplinary teams to use a range of models and frameworks to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s business. Through this holistic application you will be able to analyse and evaluate business problems in order to offer practical, innovative and creative solutions which display awareness of the impact of such decisions on the organisation’s triple bottom line, that is, people, planet and profit.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Undertake and evaluate research, integrating business and innovation frameworks to solve business problems in local and global contexts in a holistic manner 
  2. Demonstrate analytical, critical, ethical, sustainable and creative thinking and problem solving
  3. Communicate both verbally and in writing in an appropriate business manner
  4. Work collaboratively in diverse teams demonstrating cultural sensitivity
  5. Self-evaluate through reflection and interaction with others and evaluate the performance of group members.
  • Assignment — Group (30-50%)
  • Reflective Task — Individual (30-40%)
  • Test — Individual/Group (20-30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must complete 200 credit points (16 OUA units) before undertaking this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Contemporary innovation frameworks and business models to facilitate creative problem solving
2Practical application of disciplinary knowledge to business contexts ¿ Ethical business practices ¿ Practical application of disciplinary knowledg
3Ethical business practices
4Stakeholder considerations
5Integrated reporting factors
6Cultural diversity and sensitivity
7Professional team dynamics and team performance
8Advanced presentation and communication skills
9Reflective examination of personal learning

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