Driving Innovation in Organisations
RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Project Management
Taught In English
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
This course will give you the opportunity to undertake structured activities where you will apply your professional practice as an intrapreneur and become involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback. The course will provide you with practical knowledge and experience in research, negotiating with project stakeholders, planning, and monitoring, controlling and delivering successful project outcomes. Persistence, innovativeness, team work, communication and leadership are integral to this course.
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Apply principles and tools of entrepreneurship and innovation in diverse contexts.
- Critically analyse and synthesise information to drive innovation in organisations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace diversity, organisational culture and climate conditions that are conducive to innovation and intrapreneurial practices.
- Develop an appropriate innovative solution to an organisational problem and propose a strategy to achieve goals and implement change.
- Utilise research skills to develop solutions to problems in diverse contexts, intrapreneurial initiatives and growth.
Overview of Learning Activities
The course requires students to ‘learn through doing’, hence expected to be competent in the work environment by the time they complete the course. Students are required to participate in lectures, host organisations’ work engagement and tutorials. You must focus extensively on the course material and be able to critically analyse tutorial activities. You must self-select a diverse team of 2-3 students (inclusive of both international and local students). Once the project proposal has been defined, your team is expected to work collaboratively with the host organisation (off campus) to acquire skills and experience in business, government and community organisations. In achieving the objectives of their proposed projects, each team will also work closely with an assigned mentor who will provide guidance and support. The mentor will be integral to the WIL project.
Overview of Learning Resources
Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
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 and 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%
- Assessment Task 2: 50%