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MBA8011 Driving Growth and Innovation

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: MBA8001 and MBA8002 and MBA8003 and MBA8004 and MBA8005 and MBA8006 and MBA8007 and MBA8008 and MBA8009 and MBA8010 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MBAL

Overview

Successful businesses rely on regular product and market renewal and on identifying ways to maximise growth and whilst maintaining quality.  This pressure for growth occurs in the context of continual global and digital disruption which forces businesses to be innovative and pro-active in their responses. These disruptive forces can change not only how we live and work but can alter markets and the structures of entire businesses and industries. To be prepared for these changes, and to future proof businesses, leaders need to be able to identity these trends and creatively find ways to turn them into opportunities for growth. Strategies for growth must take account of challenges that arise from these disruptive forces and be balanced with the constraints imposed by organisational purpose, quality imperatives, risk appetite and ethical obligations.

This course provides you with the capabilities to develop strategic responses to challenges and opportunities for business growth within the context of global and digital disruption. An understanding of where your opportunities lie in response to these forces is developed through careful analysis and review of data and mega trend. You will learn how to exercise professional judgement to interpret these trends and their potential impact on the performance of the business and to contextualise the constraints on your options through consideration of risk and governance. You will create strategic responses to the challenges and opportunities identified from this analysis that shows evidence of creativity, innovative and agile thinking aligned to the purpose of the organisation.

Date printed 23 May 2022