Business Innovation and Sustainability (IBUS6012)


Businesses are increasingly challenged to build sustainability into their core business model. This unit centres on business- and corporate-level strategy, focussing on sustainability and the development of skills and knowledge required to formalise controls and systems while sparking and coping with rapid entrepreneurial growth. Topics include harnessing and leveraging resources and capabilities, internationalising ventures, social and environmental sustainability, mergers and acquisitions and avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth. It also explores the processes involved in strategy formulation, including decision-making and design thinking. The unit is structured around learning from engaged practice, and requires students to work with businesses in their search for balanced growth options and their appropriate funding.

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Further unit of study information


1x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week


Market opportunities (30%), mid-semester exam (20%), major project presentation A (10%), major project presentation B (5%), written report (25%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.