Technology, Knowledge and Global Integration - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2
  • Assessment: Online Discussion - Group Based (15-25%) , Project - Case Based Project (30-40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,050.00
Domestic continuing 2,512.00
International 3,300.00
International continuing 2,762.00

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This unit provides a framework for participants to understand the issues surrounding technology as a facilitator, driver and integrator of sustainable business in a global business environment. It assists participants to develop appropriate responses to the issues involving technology, business model, sustainable business development and growth in the context of a globally competitive market place. Students will become familiar with technologies that are critical to global business strategies.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the impacts of technology on sustainable business development in global and workplace environments
  2. Apply developed knowledge of the approach to analysis and research on matters of technology, economy and business sustainability
  3. Apply advanced knowledge to the complexity and risk associated with emerging community standards around the operation of globally sustainable business (commercial, environmental, social and people)
  4. Critically analyse opportunities for technological innovation within holistic sustainable strategy
  • Online Discussion — Group Based (15-25%)
  • Project — Case Based Project (30-40%)
  • Report — Individual Report (40-50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Converging technologies.
2Technological integration and knowledge generation.
3Technology as an enabler, driver, or barrier to sustainable global business.
4Technology as an enabler of accountability and mitigator of risk.
5Technology, sustainability and stakeholders: a holistic approach to Corporate Social Responsibility.
6Technology and operational efficiencies including impact on inputs, outputs and processes
7Contribution of technology in developing sustainable business practices recognising the importance of organisational values, culture and behaviour.
8Design of technologies to support sustainable people practices.
9Facilitating communication within and across organisations in local, regional and global environments.
10The contribution and impact of technology in building social capital to support agendas associated with organisational and community aspirations.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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