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Introduction to Innovation (9928.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School

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Syllabus

In this unit, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of innovation, its role within entrepreneurship, as well as the key tools and methodologies effectively to foster innovation.

In addition, students will explore the key differences between innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the function of innovation within both new and established organisations.

Throughout this unit students will develop the ability to inform basic innovation programs and innovation challenges faced by established organisations.

This unit is delivered self-paced online, requiring students to self-manage their work load, developing many skills required of outstanding graduates.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a capacity to articulate the role and importance of innovation;

2. Identify and articulate creative innovation processes to solve business challenges, create new value propositions and foster competitive advantage;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges individuals face in creative processes and develop strategies to overcome these;

4. Demonstrate a capacity to apply innovation practices within an established organisation; and

5. Demonstrate a capacity to apply innovation techniques within entrepreneurial organisations.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Online and self-paced study equivalent to 150 total learning hours.

Prerequisites

9924 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.

Corequisites

Enrolment in one of the following courses: 332JA Bachelor of Applied Business; 333JA Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing); 334JA Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship; or 335JA Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship).

Assumed Knowledge

None.



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