• 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 Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Autumn Session 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

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]

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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.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

Summer 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
1627 08 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4294 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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
3607 12 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 10 May 2021 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
4686 06 Jul 2021 16 Jul 2021 16 Jul 2021 26 Jul 2021 In Person N/A
Taught in China in the Chinese Language
4779 09 Sep 2021 17 Sep 2021 17 Sep 2021 04 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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