MGMT20146 - Innovation and Design Thinking

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Unit Synopsis

Organisations need to respond to changes in the external environment to maintain their currency and to meet the needs of their customers and stakeholders. In this unit, you will focus on understanding the range of design choices available to organisations given the key contingency factors of environment, size, technology and work systems, and business strategy. The unit will enhance your ability to analyse these contingency factors, develop a range of structural options and recommend practical innovation systems for organisations using a range of tools and perspectives, including design thinking and disruptive innovation that assists in the creation of new markets and value networks. The unit will improve your capability in analysing and synthesising information to develop innovative solutions that improve business or organisational performance. You will also consider the factors that can affect new systems and processes including the organisational and human resources and the stakeholder support required for successful implementation.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Only students enrolled in CL20 Master of Business Administration will be permitted to enrol in this unit.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

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