Course Coordinator:Margarietha Scheepers (email@example.com) School:School of Business and Creative Industries
UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
|Online||You can do this course without coming onto campus.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
This course examines innovation’s role in making firms future ready. You will develop innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills to identify emerging opportunities and propose a compelling business case to pursue these opportunities. The innovation process skills you learn in this course will assist you to develop solutions applicable to industry problems, digital transformation and sustainability challenges. The course will also equip you with knowledge and skills to maximise your potential for career progression and employment outcomes.
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.||2hrs||Week 1||6 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops.||4hrs||Week 1||6 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Additional scheduled face to face workshops.||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.||2hrs||Week 1||6 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled online workshops (Recorded).||4hrs||Week 1||6 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Additional scheduled online workshops (Recorded).||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|1||Demonstrate career adaptability awareness required to develop your career as a proactive, innovative MBA graduate.||Empowered||
|2||Analyse the processes for making efficient and effective business decisions for the optimum path forward.||Knowledgeable||
PC3, PC3.1, PC6.1
|3||Problem solve and apply creative thinking skills to make innovative and effective business decisions under conditions of rapid and dynamic change and high levels of ambiguity.||Creative and critical thinker||
|4||Identify and apply processes for decision-making about the optimal way to manage innovation.||Engaged||
|Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|PC3||Creative and Critical Thinking|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Enrolled in any PGRD Program
MBA701 or EMB751
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
You will gain early feedback on your progress by completing formative learning activities.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece||Individual||45%||
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 7||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Case study and personal reflection.|
To demonstrate your ability to apply the theory, critically analyse a case study and develop a professional development plan.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece|
This is an individual task (2500 words), where you are required to demonstrate your ability to adapt to changing career demands and apply innovation theory to practice. Details of this assessment will be provided on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Innovation Report|
Propose a leading edge, innovation to address a sustainability, digital, or organisational challenge and develop an innovation action plan.
This is an individual task (3,000 words) where you need to demonstrate your ability to propose an innovation to address a sustainability / digital / organisational industry challenge to improve customer-value, by drawing on the relevant material in this course. Details of this assessment will be provided on Canvas and in class. This task is being used for measuring assurance of learning towards Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The following Program Learning Objectives will be assessed: PLO3.1: Critical and creative thinking Demonstrate critical and creative thinking to identify and solve complex business problems and arrive at innovative solutions.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||De Villiers, Scheepers & Burgess||2021||BUS705 Study Guide (available via Canvas)||n/a||USC Business School|
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