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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2020


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence


Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0134

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

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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.