Course Title: Managing Technology and Innovation Strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Technology and Innovation Strategy

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Ling Mei Cong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5756

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Graduate School of Business and Law, Corner Victoria and Russell Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study

- Design Thinking for Business (Executive) (BUSM4519/BUSM4520 or equivalent course code)

Course Description

This course will develop the knowledge and skills required of executive leadership in managing technology and innovation. You will develop and apply strategic innovation and technology management to promote sustainable business performance, research and design solutions to enhance decision making, and effectively lead and manage innovation at an executive level.
You will examine key literature in three areas: strategic technology management, strategic innovation and strategic integration of innovation, and technology management. This course also emphasises the importance of the practice of sound business ethics as organisations seek to achieve their technology and innovation goals and objectives.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply contemporary business knowledge to create a strategic plan to manage the disruptive nature of technology.
  2. Research business innovation and technology management strategies to develop ethical solutions for business problems.
  3. Reflect on and apply design thinking to develop creative technological and innovative business opportunities through prototyping and testing business ideas.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use small group work and discussion. You will engage in prototyping and testing business ideas.
In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

myRMIT studies/Blackboard will provide you with a range of learning resources, which include a detailed reading guide, recommended texts and materials, and information of a practical nature concerning the authentic assessment tasks. It features access to the course documents, details of assessment, interactive discussion boards, and access to RMIT’s e-databases. Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2
Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.