Technology, Knowledge and Global Integration

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 unit, Technology Knowledge and Global Integration, from Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia, examines the relationship between global business and technology. It will familiarise students with technologies critical to global business strategies, and how these technologies drive business model planning, sustainable business development, and foster business growth.

Students will critically analyse technology as a facilitator, driver, and integrator of sustainable business in a global business environment. In addition, students will learn to apply advanced knowledge of the complexity and risk associated with community standards, and how they influence and control the operation of globally sustainable business.

This online unit will look at how technological innovation fits in with sustainable business strategy and how it is affected by considerations in commercial, environmental, social, and personal contexts. Students will be encouraged to analyse and research matters of technology, economy and business sustainability.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:

  • Graduate Certificate of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce
  • Master of Commerce

Areas of study

In this Technology, Knowledge and Global Integration unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Converging technologies
  • Technological integration and knowledge generation
  • Technology as an enabler, driver, or barrier to sustainable global business
  • Technology as an enabler of accountability and mitigator of risk
  • Technology, sustainability and stakeholders: a holistic approach to corporate social responsibility
  • Technology and operational efficiencies including impact on inputs, outputs and processes
  • Contribution of technology in developing sustainable business practices recognising the importance of organisational values, culture and behaviour
  • Design of technologies to support sustainable people practices
  • Facilitating communication within and across organisations in local, regional and global environments
  • The contribution and impact of technology in building social capital to support agendas associated with organisational and community aspirations

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Commerce, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Commerce, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Commerce, Swinburne University of Technology

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?

Technology, Knowledge and Global Integration will advance your career in global business management and consulting by helping you understand and develop responses to common issues surrounding technology, business, sustainability, and growth. No matter the industry, it is crucial to look at how technology drives global business and assess the ways in which it impacts business success in a globally competitive market place.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Technology, Knowledge and Global Integration 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 or HECS-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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