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Unit of study_

Challenging Business Models - EMBA6006

Year - 2020

The biggest challenge facing most businesses today is that they don't anticipate the changes in their market environment that fundamentally threaten the way they do what they do. This applies to the government sector and not-for-profits as much as it does to for-profit businesses. How do businesses ensure that they renew themselves before they become obsolete? This unit of study is the culmination of the previous four Executive MBA units of study, combining entering new markets, incorporating cutting edge technology and using leadership and management foundations to challenge existing business models. We look at existing businesses that have managed this transformation well and examine those that haven't. Students obtain an understanding of how organisations can adapt to disruption. We examine a variety of technological advances such as robotics, nanotechnology, machine learning and artificial intelligence to see how they have transformed business models. We examine how to access, analyse and utilise the massive amount of data that is available. We also examine the impact of technology on the workforce, and the future of work. A major project on a progressive organisation enables students to apply what they have learned to this organisation's transformation. The module takes place in two locations relevant to the chosen project - such as the UK, Israel, Germany or similar.

2-week residential block intensive in June.

interim team project presentation (10%), final team project presentation (40%), response to client comments on presentation (10%), reflective report (40%)

Additional information
Only students enrolled in the degree Executive Master of Business Administration, are permitted to enrol in this unit of study

Assumed knowledge


Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive November

19 Oct 2020

Department/School: Management Education
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Nov 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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