• 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
    • Anton Pemmer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Autumn Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    See Future Offerings

All required activities in this course can be completed remotely, but some can be taken remotely or on-campus. Details on Wattle at start of Week 1

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:

  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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Exam / Quiz (null) [LO null]
  2. Research paper (null) [LO null]
  3. Case analysis (null) [LO null]
  4. Innovation project analysis (null) [LO null]
  5. Reflection (null) [LO null]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Students taking this course in First or Second Semester are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Where this course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours.


Inherent Requirements

Not applicable



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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2020 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3265 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4851 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in the Chinese Language
5683 16 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 10 May 2020 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in the Chinese Language
6247 14 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 07 Sep 2020 In Person N/A

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