Innovative Business Practice - 2018

Unit summary

BUS10012

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Group (30-50%) , Portfolio - Individual (50-70%)

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2018 Fees
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Domestic 3,070.00
Domestic continuing 1,465.00
HECS 1,368.00
International 3,320.00
International continuing 1,715.00

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This unit has originated from a desire to give students an inspirational and highly engaging educational experience. It is infused with real-world examples and will provide a connection to industry professionals. The unit is designed to prepare students for their studies and work. Innovative Business Practice focuses on self-awareness, the development of a professional identity, communication and the development of effective teamwork skills.

The role of innovation and how it can be leveraged to effectively achieve organisational objectives and positive social impact is a core theme with students encouraged to use curiosity and creativity to explore opportunities and to evaluate these, whilst displaying awareness of organisational and societal needs.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Apply innovation frameworks and tools to evaluate a need and/or problem
  2. Demonstrate creativity, originality and forward thinking in problem solving
  3. Self-reflect to identify their personal strengths so that they may begin to develop a personal and professional brand and identity
  4. Demonstrate professional skills, including written, verbal, and presentation, in order to effectively articulate an idea and convince others of its merit
  5. Work collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary team to derive innovative outcomes.
  • Assignment 1 — Group (30-50%)
  • Portfolio — Individual (50-70%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Discovering self
2Discovering teams
3Discovering opportunities
4Formulating value propositions
5The art of pitching
6Future planning

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