• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Camilo Potocnjak Oxman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course builds insights and skills in innovation processes – the contexts and drivers of innovation, the types and outcomes of innovation – and provides frameworks and tools for analysing, enabling and managing innovation processes, mainly in established organisations. The course frameworks can be applied to scientific/technological innovations as well as to innovations in other contexts, including the public sector.  

The course explores different types of innovation – radical, architectural, incremental – also focal outcomes – new products, new processes, new business models – as well as different contexts for innovation – within established organisations, as well as start-ups and spin-offs.  Each type, focus and context requires a different management framework. The course provides understanding of these different frameworks, including the skills and knowledge required to use them effectively. 

The course is delivered in the form of seminars, workshops, case studies and practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the contexts, drivers, types and focal outcomes of innovation
  2. Apply frameworks to identify problem areas that need new approaches, potential focus areas for innovation and appropriate drivers, constraints and frameworks
  3. Analyse cases to illustrate different approaches to innovation, including their processes and outcomes in different contexts
  4. Implement basic tools & frameworks in the scoping, evaluation, implementation and management of innovations
  5. Integrate concepts and theories with real cases of local innovation ecosystems 
  6. Evaluate ideas, relationships, resources and networks by engaging with innovation stakeholders
  7. Reflect on the significance of innovation in their personal future careers and society at large

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Exam / Quiz 
  2. Research paper 
  3. Case analysis 
  4. Innovation project analysis 
  5. Reflection 

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3-hour seminar, 2-3 hours reading/preparation, 3-4 hours assignment/case/project work per week.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5400
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4687 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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