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Approx. 28 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of disruptive technologies and their implications on organisations, industry sectors and societies

  • Develop strategies and approaches to manage disruptive technologies by creating new business models

  • Apply strategic thinking and tools to evaluate relative advantage

Skills you will gain

Strategic ThinkingBusiness model innovationTechnological

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Beginner Level

Approx. 28 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Change and disruptive innovation

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Week 1 outline1m
1.1 Innovation sweet spot3m
1.2 Causes and pace of change4m
1.3 Diffusion of innovations2m
1.4 Principles of disruptive innovation7m
1.5 Disruptive innovations?2m
Habit corner1m
Week 1 summary1m
5 readings
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: What is disruption?1m
About the habit corner1m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Change and disruptive innovation15m
Week 1 Quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Enablers, not drivers

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min)
6 videos
2.1 Artificial Intelligence8m
2.2 Internet of things (IoT)8m
2.3 Virtual and augmented reality7m
2.6 Conditions of success1m
Week 2 summary1m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Enablers, not drivers30m
Week 2 Graded quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Business models

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
3.1b Introduction to business models4m
3.2 Business model journey6m
3.3 Business model generation (innovation)7m
3.4 Typical technology-enabled business models6m
Week 3 summary1m
1 reading
3.1a Defining business models5m
1 practice exercise
Recall: Business models5m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Disruption and digital platforms

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.1 Introduction to platforms5m
4.2 Platform classification4m
4.3 Attractive platforms6m
4.4 Establishing successful platforms3m
Week 4 summary57s
1 reading
Become a Global MBA learner10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Disruption and digital platforms15m
Week 4 quiz1h

About the Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage Specialization

Leaders must have the ability to develop and deploy effective strategies. This specialisation will prepare you to be the strategic change-maker capable of enabling your organisation to compete into the future. You will learn: how to think strategically to make your organisation more competitive (Be Competitive); how crucial it now is for supply chains to effectively meet customer demands (Be Global); how to leverage technology and innovation to disrupt and reshape your organisation (Be Disruptive); and how to make a positive contribution to the world while effectively maintaining the bottom line (Be Sustainable)....
Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage

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