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UNIT CODE: BIS301

BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit will examine how the increased pace in technological development and globalisation provides opportunities and challenges for both business and society in the 21st century. Organisations that successfully manage innovation see strong growth and financial performance and make significant contributions to their society, yet managing innovation is neither easy nor automatic as most management training is designed to maintain stability, not to embrace change.

 

Students will develop an understanding of all phases of idea generation, concept development and the commercialisation of new business models, processes, products and services to respond to societal challenges. Students will also develop the skills to identify opportunities for sustainable growth and analyse and synthesise information in order to develop solutions to improve the long-term sustainability of a business of organisation.

 

The delivery of the unit will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including: lectures, tutorials, workshops, class discussions, collaborative group activities, student presentations, independent student

research and readings.

STUDENT WORKLOAD + DELIVERY MODE

TIMETABLED HOURS

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL HOURS

TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS

STUDY LOAD

3 Hours per week

5 Hours per week

8 Hours per week

Full time 

OVERVIEW

Award Course

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Communications & Media

Area

Business

Unit Duration

12 Weeks

Weekly Attendance Pattern

1 Hour Lecture + 

2 Hour Tutorial

Unit Level

300

Unit Weighting

6 Credit Points

Unit Type

Core

Pre-Requisites

8 100 level UoC as part of the program progression (or equivalent) 

Co-Requisites

N/A

Work Integrated Learning

No

MODE OF DELIVERY

This unit will be offered to students in the following mode/s:

+ Face-to-face (Domestic and International) 

+ Online (Domestic)

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop a convincing rational to support ethical innovation for a business or organisation's future sustainability and viability 

  • Examine the range of innovation strategies available to ensure the future viability of a business or organisation

  • Critically analyses information, frameworks and tools to identify logical and viable commercial opportunities

  • Evaluate innovative solutions to improve the sustainability and viability of a business or organisation 

  • Illustrate practical innovation processes to commercialise innovation solutions for organisations 

  • Analyse one's own personal capabilities and the resources available to deliver an innovative solution 

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE

ASSESSMENT TASK

  • Assessment 1: Innovation Business Case Study Forum - Blog and Interaction/Reply to (3) other students' blogs (Individual) 

  • Assessment 2: Innovative Business Sustainability Research Presentation (Individual)

  • Assessment 3: Business Innovation Pitch Presentation & Executive Summary Report (Individual) 

  • Assessment 4: Engagement with the Process (Individual) 

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