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MPM712 - Managing Innovation


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Heather Round
Incompatible with: MPT712
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 3 hour class per week (recordings provided)


This unit focuses on the notion of 'intrapreneurship' and the processes by which innovative ideas are turned into commercial advantage.  Innovation can occur in products/services, processes and systems, business models, or in business operations.  Hence, the unit focuses on the innovation process itself, management strategies that foster innovation, and how innovation models and theory can be applied to each of these areas, resulting in sustainable competitive advantage.  Topics to be addressed in this unit include: mental models of the management process; models of appropriate control; quality assurance; improving performance; innovation strategies; and leading people in an environment of innovation.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:


Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Summarise and explain the key concepts of innovation management within diverse contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific    knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship   


Identify and define the key drivers of and future challenges to innovation within organisations

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Appraise and assess key innovation models and select the one most appropriate to your work based context

GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving


Reflect on own innovation related skills and how best to apply and further develop these skills

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1a - (Group of 4) Report (Business) 3500 words 40% Week 5
Assessment 1b (Individual) Video recording 5 minutes 10% Week 6
Assessment 2 (Individual) Online Portfolio- 10 entries 1000 words in total 10% Week 11
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report (Research) 3500 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPM712 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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