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Facing an unprecedented pace of change, increasing pressures from globalisation, disruption threats to core businesses, and varying demands from diverse stakeholders for greater efficiency and sustainability, managers need to have a focused approach to innovation.

They need to weave innovation into their strategy making processes to discover and integrate options for growth and value creation that secure a long-term competitive advantage for their organisations.

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation within the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) equips students with the knowledge, frameworks and tools that strategic thinkers and innovators use to address the wicked business challenges posed by a turbulent global environment, while also improving the social and environmental accountability of their operations.

Students will learn how to think strategically, manage innovation, and mind sustainability goals. Further, they will hone their negotiation, teamwork and leadership skills to work effectively in established and entrepreneurial organisations.

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation offers a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills that graduates need to succeed as strategic managers in future-oriented local, national and global organisations.

What you'll study in the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation

To meet requirements for the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation, you will complete 30 credit points, comprising:

(1) 6 credit points of foundational unit of study for this specialisation:

  • Foundation in Strategy, Innovation and Management

(2) 24 credit points of selective units of study for this specialisation:

  • International Business Alliances
  • Strategy and Emerging Markets
  • Advanced International Business Strategy
  • Business Negotiation
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Management Consulting
  • Managing Change
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • Innovation Management 
  • Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
  • Leadership in Organisations

Graduate opportunities

Employers increasingly seek to recruit students with a much broader skill set than technical knowledge in one domain. This is true for the Big 4 consultancies, as well as for technological, service, and financial organisations, which are continuously diversifying their intakes of new recruits and hire strategic thinkers and innovators from across the globe.

The Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation addresses the increasing demand by equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to becomes effective strategists and innovators in 21st century organisations.

Our graduates can find themselves in a wide variety of industries and will work well in start-ups as well as established businesses. They are working effectively with others and in teams, show leadership and innovativeness, a global perspective, and a thirst for problem solving in the public, private and community sectors, in Australia and abroad.

Courses that offer this specialisation

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