Course Title: Management of Technology and Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management of Technology and Innovation

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Cathryn Nolan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 411 073 838

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
050974 - Design Thinking for Business (BUSM4534/BUSM4535 or equivalent course code)

Course Description

This course examines the role of entry level managers in the management of technology and innovation in national and international business. The course includes an examination of the literature concerning managing business innovation and discusses technology management, including the management and commercialisation of incremental, emerging and disruptive technologies in ethical and sustainable ways. The course shows the need for the integration of business innovation and technology management. In this course, you are asked to reflect on the knowledge and skill required of managers to apply innovation and technology management strategies and techniques to enhance ethical decision making and sustainable business performance.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Manage business innovation and technology challenges in business both nationally and internationally.
  2. Research and evaluate data to inform and support decision making that contributes to the effective management of technology, change and innovation.
  3. Reflect on the knowledge and skill required of managers to make ethical and sustainable business decisions in relation to technology and innovation.
  4. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course a variety of teaching approaches will be used including the use of case studies, small group work and critical discussion. 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/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. 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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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.