Change and Innovation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Change and Innovation is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with RMIT University. Its central aim is to show how change and innovation can be successfully embraced through efficient executive leadership.

This not only includes managing change at an organisational level, but also provides insight on how to encourage individuals to personally embrace innovation. The unit introduces the key concepts of change management, and includes practical examples of how they have been successfully implemented in business. Following this, you will build up your knowledge of change and innovation projects with a view to ultimately being able to lead one yourself.

Finally, this Change and Innovation unit also teaches students how to set tangible, achievable and innovative goals for any business.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in Business in a Global Context

AND

  • Must be accepted onto MBA (Executive), RMIT University

Areas of study

In this Change and Innovation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: concepts of change management
  • Change management in organisations
  • Leading change projects
  • Innovation: disruptive innovation in organisations; risk and benefit in innovation
  • Change and Innovation project – introduction
  • Innovation: learning from markets; structures for innovative organisations
  • Corporate venturing, intrapreneurship, change agents
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation, venture capital funding
  • Commercialisation and technology transfer, intellectual property
  • Change and Innovation project
  • Change and Innovation project – reports and feedback

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • MBA (Executive), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

With technology experiencing a period of exponential growth, understanding and implementing change and innovation strategies is essential to modern business. For example, repeated paradigm shifts in the way we do business, and the commerce channels used, have utterly revolutionised the face of many industries. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a company director, or a middle manager, Change and Innovation teaches a series of business-specific skills and insights which will prepare you to meet the new challenges and opportunities of a rapidly shifting world. 

Essentially, Change and Innovation provides a postgraduate unit in a vitally relevant business area, and prepares you to lead and execute innovation projects at the highest possible level.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Change and Innovation from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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