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|School Of Management||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and differentiate genuine business opportunities from 'good' ideas;
2. Use the PEST (Political, Economic; Sociocultural and Technological) analysis to examine environments the businesses operate within;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the skills needed to manage the start-up, survival and growth phases of a new venture;
4. Identify and describe the important elements in formulating and evaluating a business plan;
5. Identify and describe the important elements in a financing strategy;
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the driving forces behind creating and building value in a new venture; and
7. Identify sources of information and assistance that may be able to help with the development of your business opportunity.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
The graduate attributes for this unit need to be considered within the context or our changing world and the Forth Industrial Revolution: Innovation, Technology - Automation and Changes to the Workforce. This unit will also provide a place to enable and test practice that both from a theory and graduate attribute perspective.
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This is an online book, which will be able to purchase weekly as an on demand and at a convenient cost and is an effective approach to purchasing the text.
The text is also available from the co-op bookshop in hardcopy.
Exploring Innovation, 2/e, David Smith, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent, ISBN: 0077121236, Copyright year: 2011
Part One What Is Innovation?
Chapter 1 Introduction - Pre Week 1 Reading
Chapter 2 Types of Innovation – Week 2
Chapter 3 Technological Change – Week 3
Part Two What Does Innovation Involve?
Chapter 4 Theories of Innovation – Week 4
Chapter 5 Sources of Innovation – Week 5
Chapter 6 The Process of Innovation – Week 6
Chapter 7 Intellectual Property – Week 7
Part Three How Do You Manage Innovation?
Chapter 8 Innovation Strategy – Week 8
Chapter 9 Technical Entrepreneurs – Week 9
Chapter 10 Funding Innovation – Week 10
Chapter 11 Managing Innovation – Week 11
Part Four How Do You Foster Innovation?
Chapter 12 Innovation Policy Week 12
Chapter 13 Innovation Clusters Week 13
Chapter 14 National Innovation Systems – Week 1
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Online submission only in the Canvas site and hard copy material for pitching in class.
Extension process is in the personal service section on the canvas site. Please read and follow the instructions.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Partnering in learning
1. There are weekly collaboration meetings scheduled in your timetable for this unit.
2. Consultation time will be suited to your needs by appointment, in person, skype or phone. Email is not an engaging approach.
3. Innovation ACT 2018
4.Live innovation projects and activities
5. To achieve the outcomes of the unit students must participate in 10 weeks of workshops and 10 meetings and engage in the class.
6. Students have the opportunity to select their preferred project option.
Required IT skills
Costs for transport for field work and guest speaker sessions for IACT18
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves practial WIL industry innovation project and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client confidentiality must always be maintained.
Harvard or APA referencing can be used.