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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Teamwork and Innovation
UoS Code MMGT6011
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).
Lectures S1 and S2: 4 intensive workshops and 1 presentation day; S109: Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm
Assessment Idea bank (10%), team value proposition (10%), research prototype (20%), innovation pitch (30%), individual essay (20%), and participation (10%)
Description This unit of study has two aims: to develop students' skills and ability to work effectively in a team and to introduce students to the process of innovation in an organisational context. This experiential unit of study involves students working in small groups on developing, testing, prototyping and pitching an innovative business idea or concept. In working through the innovation process students attend innovation workshops conducted by a corporate partner and work closely with a mentor from a professional organisation. At the end of the program students pitch their business proposals to a panel of leading industry experts. To support their teamwork, students are introduced to skills associated with effective teamwork and have the opportunity to practice these skills and reflect on the experience of working in a small team on a real life project.