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MGMT8005 – Managing Technology

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MBusAnalytics or MIntBus or MMgmt or MEngMgt
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

Digital innovation is disrupting markets, organisations and management itself. It is an important means for creating value for customers and a necessary aspect of a modern manager’s mindset. Managers have to be able to critically evaluate the nature and significance of digital technology to understand unfolding trends and avoid fads. Digital innovation also offers new techniques and tools for effective organisational management in dynamic environments. In this unit, students will develop the knowledge and skills required to manage technology and innovation. They will learn to reconceptualise how business is done with technology to promote sustainable business performance, research and design solutions to enhance decision making, and manage innovation.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Evaluate the concepts of digital innovations and disruption.
  • ULO2: Critique a range of digital business models which sustain competitive advantage in products and services.
  • ULO3: Apply digital business models to new business settings.
  • ULO4: Produce a business digital transformation plan that recommends solutions to enhance organisations’ decision making and the management of innovation.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessments must also be submitted through the relevant submission links on iLearn. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission incurs a 20% penalty). Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Class preparation and contributions 20% No Weekly Tasks/ Continuous assessment
Video Presentation 30% No Week 5
Digital Innovation Proposal 50% No Business Case Due - Week 8; Final Report Due - Week 13

Class preparation and contributions

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Weekly Tasks/ Continuous assessment
Weighting: 20%

 

Individual participation throughout the unit will be graded and is worth 20%. Marks will be allocated to weekly quizzes, online activities, contributions to discussion, and attendance.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the concepts of digital innovations and disruption.
  • Critique a range of digital business models which sustain competitive advantage in products and services.
  • Apply digital business models to new business settings.

Video Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 30%

 

This assessment is worth 30% in total. It is a 5 minute individual presentation plus 10 minute question and answer session.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Critique a range of digital business models which sustain competitive advantage in products and services.
  • Apply digital business models to new business settings.
  • Produce a business digital transformation plan that recommends solutions to enhance organisations’ decision making and the management of innovation.

Digital Innovation Proposal

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: Business Case Due - Week 8; Final Report Due - Week 13
Weighting: 50%

 

This assessment is worth 50% in total (25% allocated to group performance and 25% allocated to individual contribution and performance). It is a 5,000 word group report that will also be presented to the class.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Critique a range of digital business models which sustain competitive advantage in products and services.
  • Apply digital business models to new business settings.
  • Produce a business digital transformation plan that recommends solutions to enhance organisations’ decision making and the management of innovation.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

None. Readings will be available on iLearn

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ile arn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Students are expected to participate in online Zoom Classes using a laptop, tablet, or phone which has both a camera and microphone to stream voice and/or video

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn. 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.