Organisational Design: Agility and Sustainability

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This online Organisational Design: Agility and Sustainability?unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology introduces students to key concepts in organisational design.

With a focus on critical analysis, students learn about what an organisation needs in the contemporary business environment to remain agile and responsive to shifting stakeholder pressures.

Such factors include building collaborative capability, managing conflict, power and politics, and harnessing the value of networking.

This unit covers how to critique organisational boundaries, forms and structures, collaborative practice, decision-making processes, as well as how to conceptualise and apply innovation models and communication systems to real-world situations.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses at Swinburne University:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce

You should also ensure that you have not already completed an academically equivalent unit.

Areas of study

In this business systems unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The importance of organisational design for sustainable business practice
  • Organisation theory and design: towards the reconfigurable organisation
  • Organisation design factors
  • Organisation structure and forms
  • Complexity perspectives around organisational design
  • Decision-making in complexity
  • The RBV and project organisation for fast and flexible knowledge organisation
  • Leading and managing for effective organisation learning
  • Organisational agility and social computing
  • Innovation models
  • Innovation and organisational culture
  • Building collaborative capability
  • Conflict, power and politics

Course pathways

This unit is an elective requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce, Swinburne University
  • Master of Commerce, Swinburne 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?

By completing this online unit, students will gain an advanced knowledge of organisational design. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to critically analyse forms of organisational design and conceptualise new models for agility and sustainability in the contemporary workplace. This unit also prepares students to deal with shifting stakeholder pressures.

Successful completion of this unit contributes to achieving a degree in business systems from Swinburne University of Technology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Organisational Design: Agility and Sustainability from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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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