2014 Unit of Study

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Business Growth and Innovation
UoS Code IBUS6012
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week
Assessment Individual assignments (55%), group project (30%), and group presentation (15%)
Description The business landscape is changing, with increasingly global business models and rapidly changing competitive environments buffeting established businesses.  Businesses that have \\\'survived\\\' startup are immediately challenged to build sustainable business models that continually leverage into new markets and products. This unit centres on business- and corporate-level strategy, focussing on the development of skills and knowledge required to spark and cope with rapid business growth. Topics will include harnessing and leveraging resources and capabilities, internationalising ventures, forming alliances, mergers and acquisitions and avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth.  You will also explore the processes involved in strategy formulation, including decision-making and design thinking.  The unit is structured around your learning from engaged practice, and requires you to work with businesses in their search for growth options and their appropriate funding.